Open and Edit Sony RX10 MTS files in Sony Vegas Pro 12

Summary: Can't import Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 AVCHD MTS files to Sony Vegas Pro 12? The easy workaround is to transcode AVCHD to Sony Vegas best editing MPEG-2 format. Here is how.

Sony is making a pretty big deal about video performance with the RX10, and with some justification. The Sony RX10 ticks off all the proper check-marks for video shooting, including jacks for both external microphones and headphones. It also has real-time audio level readouts and 31 steps of manual level control. When it comes to video specs, it's capable of recording Full HD (1080p60) high-definition video in the AVCHD format, at a 28 Mbit/second data rate. (Very good, if not full pro quality.)

If you are using Sony Vegas Pro 12 to perform further editing, you will find the program does not work well with the the 60p AVCHD MTS files from your Sony RX10. Although Sony Vegas announced that it was compatible with MTS files since Vegas Pro 8 version on its official site, the incompatibility issues occurred from time to time. To get you easily and natively editing Sony DSC-RX10 AVCHD videos in Sony Vegas Pro 12, I will offer the way to fix the problem in this article.

Due to video codec, frame rate, bitrate of the raw AVCHD recordings and even the computer configuration, Sony Vegas Pro can't fully support the 1080 60p AVCHD 2.0 all the time. So an easy solution is to convert these files to Vegas compatible formats like WMV, MPG, MOV first.

To get the work done, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter is highly recommended, which provides optimized presets MPEG-2, WMV for Sony Vegas Pro.

The program is specially designed for Sony, Canon, JVC and Panasonic AVCHD Camcorder/camera owners to convert MTS/3D MTS to any file format with excellent audio and image quality for using in video editing software and multimedia devices including Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Pinnacle Studio, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, Android, iOS, Windows RT/8 based devices and more.

Download the tool and follow the step-by-step guide to import and load Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 60p MTS/M2TS files into Sony Vegas Pro 12 for editing.

Step 1: Download and install this converter.

Copy the .mts files from Sony RX10 to your computer. Launch the MTS to Sony Vegas Converter, and you may either click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button to import .mts files, or directly drag and drop the files into this program.

Step 2: Select Sony Vegas 12 compatible format

Get the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to “HD Video". Choose "AVI/WMV/MPEG-2" as the output format from the profile list which is the Sony Vegas Pro 12 compatible video format.


You can adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video & Audio, Video Size, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface.

Step 3: Start conversion

Click the convert button, the AVCHD converter will start encoding Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 .mts files to Sony Vegas Pro 12 immediately.

After the files are converted, tap the Open button to locate the converted files and bring them into your Vegas Pro with best audio and video quality, edit, export or share. This converter can convert very fast and support for editing applications like Avid MC, Premiere, Pinnacle, Windows Movie Maker etc.

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    WLP (Thursday, 18 June 2015 04:44)