Summary: With this guide, you can smoothly import and edit Sony NEX-VG20 50p/60p AVCHD 2.0 footage in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5 by transcoding Sony VG20 .mts to MPEG-2 video.
Source:Use Sony NEX-VG20 AVCHD 2.0 footage in Premiere Pro
The Sony NEX-VG20 Interchangeable Lens HD Camcorder is the updated, second generation of the large-sensor Handycam camcorder, featuring an even higher-resolution CMOS chip and new 24p & 60p recording modes at 1920 x 1080 resolution. However, some turns to be frustrated, the 1080/60p .mts videos from NEX-VG20 are not standard AVCHD format and thus are not acceptable by editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro. How to solve the incompatibility of Sony NEX-VG20 AVCHD 2.0 and Premiere Pro?
The easy workaround to import and edit Sony NEX-VG20 videos in Adobe Premiere Pro is to convert the AVCHD MTS files to Premiere Pro preferred editing format. Brorsoft Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac come out to achieve your goal smoothly. This MTS Converter features full support for almost all Canon, Sony and Panasonic AVCHD cameras, and it converts Sony AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS files to editable format for using in Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE without visible quality loss and ensures audio and video in perfect synchronization. If you're using a Windows PC, please turn to Windows version - MTS/M2TS Converter. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding Sony NEX-VG20 MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac.
How to Convert Sony NEX-VG20 60p AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5
Step 1: After launching the Sony MTS Converter on Mac, load your AVCHD footage to it from your Camcorder.
If necessary, you can click the button "Merge into one" to join several MTS videos to one file.
Step 2: Click the format bar or the pull down menu of "Format" to select output format. To get Sony VG20 AVCHD into Adobe Premiere Pro, the best format is "Adobe Premiere> MPEG-2 (*.mpg)".
Tip: You may as well click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps for easy editing.
Step 3: Click Convert button to start to convert Sony NEX-VG20 AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion finished, simply click “Open” button to get the converted videos. And now you can bring the Sony NEX-VG20 60p AVCHD 2.0 footage into Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 to create your own masterpieces.