Summary: Facing problems when importing Canon XA20 AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac, just follow this article to solve. Here I will outline how to convert Canon XA20 MTS to Premiere compatible format for editing in Premiere Pro.
Canon XA20 is a compact, “run-and-gun” HD camcorder, it is compact and highly portable with support for full 1080p HD resolution recording in AVCHD and MP4 format with multiple frame rates. The camcorders also have special low light modes needing only 0.1 lux.
So far I love this Camcorder. I haven’t used it that much yet. Camera was just released. My only problem was with the 60p videos(24 Mbps) in AVCHD Progressive, this recording setting will not import into Premiere Pro on my Mac. I switched to MP4 (35 Mbps), and no problem there. I don’t know if the file format has changed, I guess so with Progressive? Did I miss something?
According to our experience and other user’s feedback, the recent version Premiere Pro still cannot support 1080/60p AVCHD well due to the video codec problem. Even if the Adobe can recognize your AVCHD footage, it still takes a relative long time to import the clips.
So to make it easy to edit Canon XA20 1080/60p AVCHD MTS files in Premiere, You need to convert Canon XA20 AVCHD MTS to MOV format which is supported by Premiere first.
Here Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the top 60p MTS Converter for you. Easy convert AVCHD .mts from Canon XA20 1080/60p MTS to mov files, which will fast import into Premiere Pro for editing. As for video quality, at least I cannot distinguish any loss by naked eyes.
Steps to transcode Canon XA20 1080/60p MTS for Adobe Premiere Pro
1. Free download Pavtube Canon AVCHD Converter for Mac. Install and launch. Click “Add” or “Add from folder” to import your 1080/60p mts files from Canon XA20.
2.Click format bar to choose the output format, you can click and choose “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)" as output format under Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas catalogue for Adobe Premiere Pro:
3.You can click settings button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc. in the audio settings column, you can choose to maintain the Dolby Digital 5.1 effect.
4.Click convert button to start to transcode Canon XA20 1080/60p MTS files to Adobe Premiere, just follow the steps above and have a try.
In this way, you can easily and fast ingest your Canon XA20 1080/60p MTS videos in Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac.