Editing Sony A99 1080 60p AVCHD with Adobe Premiere and Avid Media Composer

This post mainly talk about the way to transcode Sony A99 AVCHD footages for Premiere Pro/Avid Media Composer editing, if you have the same importing problem with Sony A99 AVCHD files, please read it.

Keeping true with Sony's new business move to go along with SLT cameras that give an electronic viewfinder, the Sony A99 is a camera that screams out to you with its modern ergonomics and functionality. Recording on a 24.3MP resolution Exmor CMOS sensor, the A99 has great image quality and low-light sensitivity, while using the speed of the translucent mirror and BIONZ Image Processor to record images at 6fps in continuous shooting mode.

Full HD 1080p recording is supported with this camera and also makes use of the high-speed Translucent Mirror Technology for continuous autofocus, even while using Live View to monitor your shooting. The AVCHD format is used and allows recording of 60 frames per second (60p) for outstanding clarity and motion detail.

Although Sony A99 recorded AVCHD video is said to be supported by some video editing softwares, but for professional editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid MC, is Sony A99 AVCHD mts compatible with these software? Unlucky, it can't. Due to the incompatible codec, you can't import Sony A99 1080 60p AVCHD files to Adobe Premiere and Avid MC for editing directly.

Question 1: How to edit Sony A99 recorded AVCHD video in Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer smoothly without problems?

Answer 1: To get no problems when importing and editing Sony A99 AVCHD in Premiere Pro and Avid MC, you will need to convert Sony A99 AVCHD to best format for Premiere Pro and Avid MC. For Avid Media Composer, the best format is Avid DNxHD codec MOV format. And for Premiere Pro, you can choose WMV for output, MPG and MOV is also appropriate.

Question 2: Which software can convert Sony A99 1080 60p AVCHD mts file to Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer native format with top video and audio quality?

Answer 2: Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter maybe the first choice, this is best Sony AVCHD Converter, which can convert Sony A99 1080 60p AVCHD to WMV or MPG and Avid DNxHD MOV with best speed and quality, it has presetted formats for these editing software, and they are optimized.

Here is the output format screenshot.

For Adobe Premiere :

For Avid Media Composer:

Once you have loaded the Sony A99 recordings to this best Sony AVCHD MTS converter, you can choose these formats for output, and you can customize the output parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, etc.

Edit function is very easy to use, you can trim or crop your Sony A99 1080 60p AVCHD video, or adjust effect, add watermark to the recordings before conversion.

Now please try this Sony AVCHD to MOV/WMV/MPG Converter, the program will transcode the AVCHD video with top speed with the help of NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration.

If you want to run this software on Mac OS, please install the Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac, which can transcode AVCHD footages to Mac editing software like FCP, iMovie, FCE, Avid, etc.

See also:

Transcode Sony CX550V on Windows PC
Ingest Sony PJ780 AVCHD to iMovie/FCE
Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 MTS to Avid Converter

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