Adobe Premiere: Failure to Ingest Sony PJ780/PJ790 1080/60p AVCHD .MTS files


Summary: Facing problems when importing Sony PJ780/PJ790V AVCHD to Adobe Premiere on Win/Mac, just follow this article to solve. Here I will outline how to convert Sony PJ780/PJ790V MTS to Premiere compatible format for editing in Premiere Pro. 

Sony PJ780 (Euro) & PJ790V (NA) looks like the same models just different model numbers for the different markets. The PJ780/PJ790V will be the first flagship Handycam in years to arrive without the option to ditch the built-in projector. Furthermore, elements of the design have been altered in ways that seem intended to accommodate upgrades to the projector system. 

Sony PJ780/PJ790V can produce AVCHD cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 24p/60p and high quality 24.1MP still images. However, importing Sony Sony PJ780/PJ790V 1080/60p MTS files to Premiere Pro for editing on Win/Mac is not so easy as we thought. 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.

That's to say, you can't import Sony 780/PJ790V 1080/60p AVCHD files to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing directly. To get no problems when importing and editing Sony PJ780/PJ790V 1080/60p 1080/60p AVCHD mts in Premiere Pro, you will need to convert Sony 1080/60p mts to Premiere Pro compatible .MOV format first.

In this case, you need to use a 3rd party convert to Sony 1080/60p .mts files into mov which is full suppported by Premiere Pro. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the one I choose. Easy convert AVCHD .mts from Sony PJ780/PJ790V 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.

If you are a Windows user, try this MTS/M2TS Converter from Pavtube.


Steps to transcode Sony PJ780/PJ790V 1080/60p MTS for Adobe Premiere Pro  

1. Free download Pavtube Sony AVCHD Converter for Win/Mac. (Choose the corresponding version according to your system). Install and launch. Click "Add" or "Add from folder" to import your 1080/60p mts files from Sony PJ780/PJ790V.


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:

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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 Sony PJ780/PJ790V 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 Sony HDR-PJ780/790V 1080/60p MTS videos in Adobe Premiere Pro on Win/Mac.


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    WLP (Thursday, 18 June 2015 04:43)

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