Transcode Camera MTS/M2TS files for editing in Adobe After Effects

Summary: Many camera users often need to edit their family videos or other funny videos recorded by their camera in editing software. However, the camera videos aren’t always compatibled well with editors. Today, this article is just for users who have lots of MTS/M2TS clips from Sony, Canon, JVC and Panasonic AVCHD Camcorder/camera for editing via Adobe After effects.

As we know, the latest version Adobe After Effects CS does support many formats like MOV, AVI, FLV, F4V, MXF, MPEG, SWF, WMV, etc. But if yours are not the latest one, you cannot edit the M2TS/MTS files in Adobe After Effects directly for it cannot support MTS/M2TS files. Or you may find that the MTS videos hop back and forth when you play them. Then what can you do? No worry, the Best Video Converter can be your good choice. The software can help you to convert flip MTS files to WMV or any other formats like MOV, MPEG that are compatible with After Effects with great quality. This guide will provide you a step by step instruction to show you how to convert MTS files to Adobe After Effects for editing.

Step 1: Transfer your MTS files from your flip camera to your computer. Then free download the powerful MTS Video Converter here. Install and run it.

Step 2: Click “Add” to import M2TS/ MTS files

Step 3: Select the output format and destination folder

Click “Format” to choose the output format that is compatible with Adobe After Effects. For example you can select MOV, WMV or MPEG in Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas item under the dropdown menu from the Format, because the formats that those software support are quite similar. Then click the file icon of “Output” to set the output path. In “Settings” you can optimize different video and audio parameters to meet your need. File size, bitrate, frame rate can be adjusted here. If you want to keep the original resolution without any quality loss, you can choose to set Size and Bitrate as original.

Step 4: Start MTS/M2TS to After Effects conversion

Once the above three steps are done, you can start converting M2TS/MTS files to MOV by click “Convert”. After the conversion you can get the converted files in the destination folder. Then you can import it to Adobe After Effects. It’s very easy, right?

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