Correctly and losslessly Convert Canon XA20 60p .MTS files for After Effects CS6


Canon XA20 Professional HD Camcorder is a compact "run-and-gun" camera that is suitable for ENG, event coverage, independent and documentary filmmaking. The camera features a 1/2.84", 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor that captures video at various frame rates up to 59.94p, including a 24p mode for a more cinematic feel. 


I have got Canon XA20, light weight, great picture quality. It records video with AVCHD and MPEG 4, and now I shot some video clips saved as MTS. But it's real disappointment. In After Effects CS6, my favorite NLE, I which costs 7 times more, I cannot edit the 60p AVCHD from Canon XA20. I really do not want to wait for AE CS6 to be able to use MTS files directly. I hope Adobe will issue an update to fix this. Or at least come up with some sort of a workaround or utility that will fix the problem.

After googling, I have find many MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, and I wonder how I am going fully test these programs now, as I have tried some converting programs and they have not been lossless. I would more than anything like for someone to give some suggestions for me, so that I may test Canon XA20 and AE CS6 workflow completely.

Afterwards, my friend recommend me Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. Now I am very impressed with it, it is really a good MTS/M2TS conversion program to helps me convert Canon XA20 60p MTS footage to editable formats not only for After Effects editing, but also for useing in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro and more. Just follow the step-by-step guide below to get the work done smoothly.

Correctly and losslessly convert Canon XA20 60p .mts to Adobe After Effects CS6 editable format


Step 1: Copy Canon XA20 60p .mts media on to the Storage Drive in a folder.

Step 2: Launch the best MTS to After Effects Converter. Click the "Add" button for adding to import the 60p mts files from XA20 to the best XA20 MTS/M2TS Converter for After Effects.

Step 3: Click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then move your pointer to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) which is the perfect video format for you to transfer MTS to Adobe After Effects CS6.

Then you can set the output folder by clicking "Browse" icon as you prefer.

Step 4: Click "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameter. You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Note: To get original(best) video quality, you can keep original video size and bitrate.

Step 5: Click the "Convert" button and it will losslessly convert Canon XA20 AVCHD 60p mts files to MPEG-2 for editing in After Effects CS6 immediately.

Step 6: Once the Mac MTS to AE CS6 conversion is done, you will be able to get the output files for Adobe After Effects CS6 via clicking on "Open" button effortlessly.

Now you can easily and correctly import the converted video in Adobe After Effects CS6 for editing keeping high quality.

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