Summary: If you encountered problems with Canon Vixia HF R42/R40/R400 AVCHD when importing to Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac OS X, you can follow this article to find the solution and solve it.
Canon HF R42, R40, R400 camcorders are all very popular sellers in the Canon Vixia series, and also in the photography market. You may have bought one and need to edit Canon MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6. So, come with a question- can Premiere Pro CS6 edit AVCHD mts files from the Canon Vixia HF camcorders?
Well, a bit frustrating. The Canon MTS files are still not well supported by Premiere Pro CS6, as you may encounter many audio and video problems. And I know that Premiere Pro CS6 can’t handle raw AVCHD videos, so there is no doubt that it will take more time on rendering while ingesting MTS files. The Canon site lists various compatible editors for this camcorder, but Premiere Pro CS6 is not in the list (It includes Final Cut, Avid, etc). So, how to import Canon MTS footage in Premiere Pro CS6 for editing smoothly?
The best way is to convert Canon Vixia HF R42/R40/R400 footage to Premiere Pro CS6 compatible format, like MPEG-2, MOV (AVC), which is the best format for Premiere Pro CS6 editing on Mac. Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (a professional Mac MTS to Premiere Pro Converter tool) is the best choice for you. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. For Windows user, get the MTS Converter. Download and follow the step-by-step tutorial below.
Step 1. After downloading, install and run this MTS Converter for Premiere Pro CS6, just copy the MTS files from your camcorder to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" > "MOV (AVC) (*.mov)", or "MEPG-2(*.mpg)" as the best format for editing in Premiere Pro.
Step 3. You can click "Settings" button to adjust the parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Canon AVCHD to MPG/MOV for importing to Premiere Pro CS6 on Mac OS X.
After the conversion is finished, just run Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 and import the generated files. You will find the output video work perfectly on Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 as well as for CS3, CS4, CS5.