Import Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD to Premiere Pro

Summary: Have problems when importing Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD to Premiere Pro? Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let’s find it out here.

The Canon C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera with Dual Pixel CMOS AF is Canon's updated version of the C100 designed for event videographers, documentarians, and independent filmmakers. In addition to improved RGB video processing, the camera's dual codec capability supports simultaneous AVCHD and MP4 recording, including 59.94P capture along with slow and fast motion recording.

There is a well documented bug with editing long AVCHD clips in Adobe Premiere Pro. One of the affected camera is the C100. Adobe acknowledged the existence the bug some time ago and although they final announced that they are committed to fixing the bug. However, it’s still painful experience for C100 owners who want to edit Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD in Premiere Pro, as so many issues still exist.

“I just installed the new updates and tried to start a new project in Premiere Pro CC and import Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD files. I get an error message saying ‘The file has an unsupported compression type’. I am really excited about all the new features in this update and want to be able to use them for work but right now I'm super disappointed.”

To get Premiere Pro ingest Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD clips perfectly, what I’ve done is to find a professional AVCHD MTS converter application and then convert AVCHD to Premiere Pro edit-friendly format. To get the work done easily, here Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (review), as the best video converter for Canon C100 is highly recommended. Meanwhile, the Mac MTS conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems including Avid Media ComposeriMovie/FCEDaVinci Resolve and etc. If you are running on Windows operating system, you can refer to the equivalent version- Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter.

Here is a step-by-step tutorial for you to figure out your AVCHD MTS footage to Premiere Pro problem:

Step 1: Import Canon C100 Mark II files to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load your original files. You may also directly drag and drop files to application UI for importing files.

Step 2: Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas>>MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the best output format.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting C100 Mark II AVCHD MTS to MPEG-2 MPG. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time.

Conclusion: After converting, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. Now, you can edit Canon C100 Mark II AVCHD in Premiere Pro freely.

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