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How to Import Camera/Camcorder/iPhone/iPad/iPhoto Video to iMovie on Mac El Capitan?

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Looking for a full workaround to import videos from various different resources such as camera, camcorder, iPhoto, iPhone, iPad to iMovie for creating Hollywood style-like movies, below article will show you the detailed steps for importing different video into iMovie 08/09/11 one by one.

Import video to iMovie

Import camera/camcorder, SD card or flash drive to iMovie
Import iPhone/iPad video to iMovie
Import iPhoto Video to iMovie

Import camera/camcorder video to iMovie

To import from a camera, camcorder, SD card or flash drive:

-Connect device to Mac with the cable that came with it and then turn on the device. If you are using a camcorder set it to PC Mode. If your device uses an SD card, insert it into the slot on your Mac or into an external card reader.
-Click the Import button in the toolbar on the upper left of iMovie.

import button

-In the Import window, select your device or SD card in the Cameras section or your flash drive in the Devices section of the sidebars. The import Window displays thumbnails on your device. Click Import All or Import Selected
Click Play button to play or pause (or use the Space Bar)
To go to next or previous video, click the Next or Previous button
To fast-forward click Next button and hold down the mouse button
To rewind click the Previous button and hold down the mouse button

To import from a tape-based camera:
-Connect the camcorder to the Mac using the cable that came with it. For best results, it is recommended that you import the video using the same camcorder you used to record. Turn on camcorder and set it to VTR or VCR mode.
-Click the Import button in the toolbar on the left side of iMovie
-To quickly navigate between clips, fast-forward, or rewind, place the pointer over the preview in the top portion of the Import window and do any of the following:
Click Play button to play or pause (or use the Space Bar)
To go to next or previous video, click the Next or Previous button
To fast-forward click Next button and hold down the mouse button
To rewind click the Previous button and hold down the mouse button

Import iPhone/iPad video to iMovie

1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your Mac via the white sync cable provided. If there is any program running likes video capture or iPhoto, quit it first. Launch iMovie by either double clicking its icon from the Application folder or by clicking the iMovie icon in the dock. Once this is done the iMovie import window should open automatically. You can manually click the camcorder button on your left end of the toolbar to open the import window if it doesn’t open automatically.
2. On the “import window” you will find two options for transferring videos from iPhone to iMovie, i.e automatic and manual. If you want to import selected videos, go to Manual Settings and pick import checked. If you want to import all videos select ‘Automatic’ and then hit “Import All” button.
3. After selecting your option, a dialogue box will pop up and ask you where you want to save the videos, length of the video to be imported and the storage space available on your Mac. You can save them immediately if there is an existing event in your iMovie or you can create a new one. You can choose to stabilize the video by checking in the box, which is optional and then choose the final size by checking in the box. Then hit ” Import” as illustrated in the screenshot above.

Importing will be completed in a short period depending on the number of videos to be imported. When importing is finished, hit “Done” in the iMovie import window and you will see all the movies you have imported in the lower section.

Import iPhoto Video to iMovie

1. Open “iMovie” on your Mac.
2. Click “File” menu.
3. Select “Import” and then “Movies” option.
4. You will see the libraries.
5. Click “Photos” located left side under the Media.
6. You will see all your photos and videos from iPhoto library.
7. Select the video which you want to import to iMovie.
8. Enter the location to save the video in “Save to:” option.
9. Select the size of the video and check mark the “Copy files” option.
10. Click “Import” button.
11. This is how you can import video from iPhoto to iMovie.

Best video formats for iMovie

The videos imported to iMovie from camera/camcorder, iPhone/iPad or iPhoto may come with different codec and formats, but iMovie is limited to read only few file formats, therefore, make sure to convert incompatible video to iMovie supported file formats listed as below:

imovie supported formats

iMovie supported file formats

For people who wish to achieve a fast and fluid workflow, you can get iMovie best supported editing codec -Apple Intermediate Codec with our best Mac Video Converter software - Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to directly generate AIC codec from virtually any file formats such as AVCHD (MTS/M2TS), MXF, XAVC/XAVC S, MPEG-4/H.264, BDMV files, etc.

For importing Blu-ray/DVD disc movies into iMovie for free editing, you will need a more powerful media conversion tool called Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to copy and rip all commercial Blu-ray/DVD disc with copy & region code protection to iMovie professional Apple Intermedia Codec for fast and fluid video editing workflow.


Import MP4 Files to Avid Media Composer with AMA Plug-ins on Mac El Capitan

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How to Put MP4 Footage into Avid Media Composer?

I’m using an HP PC. I don’t know how to Import YouTube downloaded videos into Avid Media Composer. I’m not too familiar with AMA Plug-ins since it’s my first time.

What is AMA Plug-in?

AMA is a revolutionary plug-in architecture that greatly accelerates your file-based video workflows. With it, you can simply connect a supported manufacturer’s media card, disk, or device and begin viewing and cutting footage right away. No need to transcode media or use other software to view the extra clips.


Avid Media Composer supported MP4 file formats

After searching for Avid Media Composer supported video formats, we find that Avid Media Composer has native import support for MP4 files that meet the following standard:

Wrapper Codec Codec Tradename
MPEG-4 MPEG-4 Advanced Simple Real Time MPEG-4

If the MP4 files that you try to import to Avid Media Composer was encoded with other unsupported codec, you can use a third-party program to transcode the files to QuickTime or prores codec, which can be directly accessed with a AMA QuickTime plug-in.

Transcode MP4 to QuickTime or Prores Codec

If you are looking for a professional solution to encode MP4 to QuickTime or Prores Codec with perfect quality, here, you are recommended to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (best Mac Video Converter Software), which can encode MP4 video with various different codec such as MPEG-4, H.264/MPEG-4 ASP, H.265/HEVC, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, VC-1/WMV, etc to QuickTime codec or Prores codec with just few clicks.

Apart from the powerful video trans-coding function, the program also allows you to do some simple video editing work before beginning your professional post-production work in Avid Media Composer. You can trim the video footage to cut off your unwanted portion, merge separate video clips into one, crop the black bars around the video frame, split large video files into small parts by file count, video length or file size.

Besides MP4, the program also facilitate you to convert other unsupported file formats such as XAVC S, AVCHD, Prores MOV, etc to Avid Media Composer native loaded file formats.

How to Convert MP4 to QuickTime for Loading into Avid with QuickTime Plug-in?

Step 1: Import MP4 files into the program.
Launch the software on your Mac computer, click “File” menu, select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import MP4 files into the program.

load MP4 files

Step 2: Output QuickTime mov format.
Click “Format” drop-down option, choose Avid Medic Composer QuickTime plug-in directly accessed QuickTime movie format from “Common Video” > “MOV – QuickTime(*.mov)”.

Output QuickTime movie format

Step 3: Edit MP4 files.

Select an item on the main interface to active the “Edit” menu on the main interface, click the “Edit” icon on the top tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, you can play and preview the original video and the output effects. Also you can flip, trim, crop, add text/image/watermark, apply effect, edit audio in video, insert subtitles, etc.

Edit MP4 files

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
On the main interface of the program, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to start to encode MP4 to QuickTime codec for Avid Media Composer.
When the conversion is completed, click the “Open output folder” icon on the main interface to find the converted files, you can then import files  into  Avid Media Composer with no problem.

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Import Samsung NX500 H.265 to Avid Media Composer 8/7/6.5/6 on Mac OS X
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Trouble Importing MOV Files into FCP X on Mac El Capitan, Solved!

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Can’t import .MOV files to FCP X

1. I am trying to import 2 .MOV clips into FCP X, and it is giving me the following error message: No importable files – None of the selected files or folders can be imported. Change the selection and try again. I’ve tried several clips, and keep getting this error message. Has anyone had this issue and found a way around it? THanks! Mac Pro, OS X Yosemite (10.10.3)

2. I have some GH4 footage, both 4k & 1080p in the MOV format and FCPX only plays back a few frames before the picture freezes and the audio continues. Quick look can preview the 4k files straight from the SD card so I can’t quite figure out why FCPX can’t play them. Or is it a format that’s not supported without optimisation?
Anyway, this is on a 2013 6 core Mac Pro and the files are stored on a thunderbolt RAID. Any suggustions appreciated…

Why FCP X not importing MOV files?

It is well know that MOV is a container file format, it can hold various different video codecs like DV, HDV, DNxHD, Prores, DVCPRO, MPEG-4, H.264, etc. After searching for Final Cut Pro X supported file formats, you may find that FCP X only has native support for MOV files encoded with Apple Prores, DV, HDV, H.264, DVCPRO HD, QuickTime codec. Therefore, if your MOV files are encoded with other codec like MPEG-4 or DNxHD, you will fail to load them into FCP X. In addition, when you import some highly compressed codec such as H.264 used by Canon, Nikon. You will start to lose quality as you do color correction or composite gradients. There just isn’t a lot of room to work.

Convert MOV to FCP X best editing codec

To achieve a fast and fluid workflow of MOV files with various different codec with FCP X, the best way is encoding MOV to FCP X high quality and high performance editing codec Apple Prores, which have large file size but will render faster and leaves more room to work, so you can create great looking effects without losing any quality. There is a professional solution in hand called Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), which can encode all MOV files either recorded from camera/camcorder or downloaded from online sites to Final Cut Pro X best supported Apple Prores codec in different types. Here, you are recommended to choose “”Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”or “Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)”for better performance with FCP X.

Hot search: MTS to FCP 7 ǀ MXF to FCP X ǀ 4K to FCP X ǀ  H.265 to FCP X | FLV to FCP X

1.When converting video to Final Cut Pro oriented format templates(e.g. Apple Prores), please ensure that your computer has Final Cut Pro installed, otherwise the converted files will have audio only without image.
2.If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.

How to Convert and Import MOV Files into FCP X on Mac El Capitan?

Step 1: Load unsupported MOV files into the program.
From “File” drop-down option, select “add Video/Audio” to add source MOV video files to the program.

Load source mov video

Tips: On the main video displaying window, click the up and down arrow to rearrange the file order according to your own needs.

Step 2: Select output file format.
Click “Format”bar, from its drop-down list, select FCP X most favorable editing codec by following “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)”, you can also choose other prores formats on your own needs.

Choose output file format

Step 3: Edit MOV files.

Select an item on the main interface to active the “Editor” menu, then click the pencil like icon to open “Video Editor” Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects. Also you can flip video, trim, add special effect, reset, and adjust volume.

Edit MOV files

Step 4: Convert MOV video to Apple Prores format.
Go back to the main interface and press the right-bottom “Convert”to start MOV video to Final Cut Pro Apple Prores encoding process.
When the conversion is done, import converted video to FCP X for furthering professional editing.

Further Reading:
Workflow of Alexa Prores 422/444/DNxHD in FCP El Capitan
GoPro 4K to Prores Workflow: Edit GoPro Hero 4 4K Videos in FCP X
Canon XF plug-in for FCP or Use iMixMXF to Convert Canon MXF Files for FCP
Edit DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K Video with Final Cut Pro X OS X El Capitan
Encode Sony A7S II 4K XAVC S to Apple Prores for FCP 6/7 Editing


Premiere Pro CS6/CC/CC 2015 Can’t Import MPEG-2 Files

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For Premiere Pro CC CS6 or CC 2015 user, when loading MPEG-2 files into the program for professional post editing workflow, you may often encounter the following problems:

Premiere Pro CC 2015 can’t import MPEG2 files

After upgrading to CC 2015, I opened one of my projects from CC 2015, and one of my videos can’t be re-linked. It’s MPEG2, and I get an error stating there was a problem decompressing the video or audio. Works fine in CC 2014.

Premiere CS6 cann’t import MPEG2 files

Hi, Whenever I try to import MPEG2 videos in to Adobe Premiere CS6, I get the following error: “There was an error decompressing Audio or Video….” Doe’s anybody know what is the reason for that? Thanks!

Solutions 1:

If you are using Windows 7, you can easily fix this issue by taking the following steps:
Go to Task Manager on your windows 7 (CTRL+SHIFT KEY+Esc), in processes tab check the box which says “show all processes from users” . Once done close all the processes of Adobe found in processes tab. After this please go to documents folder and rename Adobe folder(s) as Old_Adobe. Then Click on start button and in Search program and files box type %appdata%, this will take you to Roaming folder. In this rename the Adobe folder as old_Adobe. Restart your machine. Launch Premiere Pro>Sign in and then check the behavior.

Solution 2:

If solution 1 can’t fix your problem, then your problem may be caused due to some incompatible codec issue. The the only solution for you is to encode MPEG-2 files to Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2015 preset profile formats, here is a solution in hand called Pavtube Video Converter, which helps to directly transcode MPEG-2 to Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2015 specially optimized file format with the best output video and audio quality.
Apart from the basic video converting function, the program also provides some beneficial but simple video editing functions for you. You can trim the video segments to cut off unwanted segments or parts, crop video to remove the black edges around the video frame, merge separate videos into one single file, split large video into small ones by file size, count or length.

For Mac users, please go to download Pavtube Video Converter for Mac(best Mac Video Converter) to get the job easily completed.

Free trial for Windows version

Free trial for Mac version

How to Import MPEG-2 Files into Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2105?

Step 1: Import MPEG-2 files into the program.
Start and open the program on your computer, from “File” menu drop-down options, select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import your source camera files to the computer.

Load MPEG-2 files

Step 1: Specify output file format.
Click “Format” drop-down bar, from its extended list, select “Adobe Premiere/Son…” > “MPEG-2 (*.mpg)” as the preset output file format or premiere pro CS6/CC 2015.

Output Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2015 preset file formats

Step 3: Trim/Merge/Split MPEG-2 files.

Trim video length: Open “Video Editor” window and switch to the “Trim” tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point when previewing the video or directly input specific values to “Start” and “End” box.

Trim video length

Merge video files into one: On the main interface, check “Merge into one file” option on the main interface to combine all your separate Halloween video clips into one single file.

Split file into several small pieces: Click the “Split” button split under file list to launch the “Video Split” window. Checking “Enable” to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split MPEG-2 files

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.
Go back to the main interface, tap the right-bottom “Convert” button to start MPEG-2 to Premiere Pro CS6/CC 2015 conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, import converted media files to Premiere Pro CC for further professional post-production with no limitation.

Further Reading:
Batch Convert MOV Files to Premiere Pro for Editing
Transcode XDCAM MXF in MOV/MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro CS6/5/4/3
Move Final Cut Pro X Videos to Premiere Pro CC
XAVC Can be Import and Edit with Adobe Premiere Elements 12/13 Now
AVCHD .mts Audio Missing in Premiere Pro CC
Audio Only When Importing MP4 Files into Premiere Elements 12/13


How to View Sony 3D MTS Video on Gear VR with Galaxy S7/S7 Edge?

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When talking about watching 3D movies or video on Samsung Gear VR, we’re not referring to the 360 degree videos you see sometimes on YouTube, what we are really talking about are these regular 3D movies on 3D Blu-ray disc, downloaded from 3D Yify sites. How about viewing the 3D MTS video footage recorded with Sony 3D camcorder like HDR-TD10, HDR-TD20V or HDR-TD30V on Samsung Gear VR?

Related articles: watch 3d yify movies on gear vr | view 3D Blu-ray movies on gear vr | sony 3d mts to lg 3d tv

Samsung Gear VR supported 3D formats

Before answering your question, let’s first take a look at what 3D formats are supported by Gear VR as below:
3D movie formats: .mp4, .m4v, .3gp, .3g2, .ts, .webm, .mkv, .wmv, .asf, .avi, .flv
Tips: the best video format is .mkv while audio format is .aac
3D movie resolution: 720p

Transcode Sony 3D MTS to Gear VR 3D SBS format

Obviously, Samsung Gear VR does not play 3D movies or video with MTS format, fortunately, there are some third-party application such as Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (review) can assist you to convert Sony 3D MTS to Samsung Gear VR supported formats listed above. If your 3D MTS footage recorded in 1080p, you can also manually lower the output video resolution as 1080×720 in the profile parameters window to get the best picture quality when viewing the 3D video on Samsung Gear VR with Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+.

For Windows users, you can get your desired 3D file format by downloading Pavtube MTS/MTS Converter.

Free trial for Mac version

Free trial for Windows version

Organize your 3D folder

To watch movies on Gear VR, you will still need to install the Oculus Cinema App on above listed phone models, an additional folder will pop up on your Galaxy phone. That is where you put 2D movies in. For viewing 3D movies, make sure to create a “3D” folder (without quotes now and further on) inside the 2D folder.

Oculus Cinema app supported 3D movie format: 3D SBS format, although the 3D MTS video is not in that format, however, you can easily output Oculus app readable 3D SBS MKV format from 3D MTS video with our program.
For some movies happens to be in OU (Over/Under) or TB (Top/Bottom) format, you are required to add this specific .txt file with each movie you drop there.
Text file looks like this:
“format”: “3DTB”

Just copy the content alongside with brankets inside the text file, and save the file by naming it exactly as is shown on the movie title (or on the .mkv file)

If you are not familiar how to transcode 3D MTS to 3D SBS MKV for Samsung Gear VR, please have a reference at the below guide which is carried out on Mac computer.(The program supported the newest Mac OS X El Capitan).

Step 1: Load 3D MTS files into the program.

Launch the program on your Mac computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” to import 3D MTS videos from your Mac hard drive to the application.

Tips: When copying 3D MTS files from your Sony 3D camcorder to Mac hard drive, make sure to copy the entire file structure of the card instead of just the clips.

Step 2: Choose to output SBS 3D video format.
Click “Format” bar and from its drop-down option, select “3D Video” > “MKV Side-by-Side 3D Video (*.mp4)” as the best 3D format for viewing on Samsung Gear VR Oculus Cinema app with Galaxy smartphones.

Output sbs 3d mkv format

Step 3:Adjust output 3D video depth.
Click “Settings” button to open “Profile” settings window, drag the sliders to change the depth of the output 3D video.

Adjust 3D video depth

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

Set an output folder to store the converted files, then press the right-bottom “Convert” button to carry out the conversion from Sony 3D MTS to Samsung Gear VR 3D Side-by-Side MKV format.

When the conversion is over, transfer the 3D video to the formerly created 3D folder on your phone, then insert your phone into Samsung Gear VR for viewing 3D video with great 3D visual effect.

Related articles:
What to do? No Sound when I Play MKV movie with AC3 on Gear VR
How to watch 3D movies on Galaxy Note 4 with Samsung Gear VR?
Make 2D MKV Movies Vivid 3D in Gear VR
Can Any Video be Viewed in Virtual Reality Like Oculus Rift
How to Set Up Samsung Gear VR to Watch Movies with It?


Davin Resolve Supported Video/Audio Formats for Editing

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If you are looking for a powerful professional non-linear editing tool that’s exerting in color correction, Davinci Resolve is absolutely your first choice. Professional editors who have years of training and experience can make the full potential of this program, but sometimes, you won’t get a fast and fluid post-production workflow if you’re not familiar which file formats are supported by Davinci Resolve or how to work with unsupported file formats. In the following article, I will share some issues about this two aspects.

Davinci Resolve supported file formats

DaVinci Resolve allows full unlimited editing and grading of anything in real time.
Video codec: QuickTime, Prores, DNxHD, MXF, DPX, CIN, EXR
Image format: TIFF, JPEG, MOV, TGA, BMP
Camera raw format: Blackmagic CinemaDNG RAW, ARRI Alexa RAW and Amira. RED One, EPIC , Scarlet and Dragon R3D files including +5K, monochrome and HDRx images, Cineform , Cineform 3D, Phantom Raw, GoPro, Nikon, Canon C300, C500 and 1D, 5D, 7D, Sony F65/F55/F5 RAW, Sony XAVC variants

Work unsupported formats with Davin Resolve

From above lists, we can see that Davinci Resolve handles more native camera files and video formats, however, there are still some common file formats that Davin Resolve can not handle with or have problem to handle with some file types such as AVI, MP4, MOV, MTS, M2TS, FLV, VOB, H.265, etc. Fortunately, here comes a powerful video conversion tool called Pavtube Video Converter for Mac(support Mac OS X El Capitan)/Windows, which can do you a great favor to convert virtually any incompatible file formats to Davinci Resolve acceptable editing codecs listed above.

Free trial for Mac version

Free trial for Windows version

How to Transcode unsupported formats for Davinci Resolve?

Step 1: Load file formats into the program.
Install and launch Pavtube Video Converter for Mac on your Mac computer, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to load video files into the program.

Load video files

Step 2: Specify output file format.
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve best supported editing codec such as “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” from “Avid Media Composer” main category menu extended list.

Output Davinci Resolve supported editing codec

Tips: If necessary, you can click “Settings” button and go to “Profiles Settings” panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels.

Step 3: Start the conversion process.
When all the settings is done, hit right-bottom “Convert” button to begin the conversion from video to Davinci Resolve DNxHD conversion process. Then just begin your professional Davinci Resolve workflow with your video footage immediately.

Related articles:
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How to Import and Edit iPhone 6S/6S Plus 4K Video with Davinci Resolve?
How to Solve Canon C100 AVCHD MP4 not Edited by Davinci Resolve on Mac?
No Audio When Importing Panasonic AVCHD/AVCCAM (.MTS) Files Natively to DaVinci Resolve 11?
Unable to Import MKV/MTS/MXF/AVI/MP4/FLV to DaVinci Resolve 11?

Import Blu-ray/DVD to Davinci Resolve

If you are looking for the simplest solution to import Blu-ray/DVD to Davinci Resolve for editing, you can do to download Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate for Mac/Windows to rip/convert Blu-ray/DVD to Davinci Resolve best editing codec for fast and fluid editing workflow.


No Audio When Importing AVCHD .MTS to Premiere Pro CS6, Solved!

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Premiere Pro CS6 imports AVCHD .mts without audio

Last month i’ve bought a new computer, Adobe CS6 Package and a new camera the Panasonic HC-V160. After making my first video i discovered i am unable to import the video (the entire structure) into my project. I’ve tried almost twenty solutions what can be found on the internet, but the problem remains. That’s i’ve opened this topic. The only way to make this work is to use Total Video Converter and convert this into MOV file. But i loose video quality and this is not what i want! I hope someone comes to the rescue. Thanks in advance.

Two Symptoms when importing AVCHD with no audio
1. No audio track appears when placing the audio on the timeline
2. There is an audio track but no audio is heard during playback of entire clip

Solution for Symptom 1: The most common reason for this symptom is that the footage was not imported properly. And the proper way to import AVCHD footage are as below:
AVCHD footage comes in a complex file structure that contains much more information than is typically found in video clips.
You can work on footage while it’s on the storage card. But if there is any difficulty, the first thing to do is to copy the footage onto a hard disk. Be sure to copy the entire file structure of the card instead of just the clips.
Always use the Media Browser in Adobe Premiere Pro, or use Prelude, to import the footage.

There can also be a conflicting codec installed on the system. Be sure to uninstall any third-party codecs.

Solution for Symptom 2: This symptom is another instance where importing the file properly is the best step. See Proper way to import footage stated above.
Double-check the Audio Mixer to make sure the Audio Track you are working with is not muted or turned low enough to prevent audio playback.

Also, create a copy of Bars and Tones to place on the timeline. This step provides a tone to determine whether your audio hardware is set up properly.

If you have properly imported the AVCHD footage and there are also no problem with your audio hardware settings. Then the no audio issue can be caused due to a conflicting codec installed on your system stated above.

Transcode incompatible codec in AVCHD for Premiere Pro CS6

The best way to fix this problem is transcoding the incompatible codec in AVCHD to Premiere Pro CS6 supported formats. After searching for Premiere Pro CS6 supported formats, we get the full lists as below:

Video formats


Audio formats


It won’t be difficult for you to convert AVCHD to the compatible video and audio formats listed above. However, if you are unfamiliar about how to set the best editing profile parameters such as video/audio codec, frame rate, bitrate, resolution, etc by your own, a more beneficial and better reviewed application called Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), which enables you to directly transcode AVCHD to Premiere Pro CS6 preset file formats with the optimal profile settings. >> Read Review

Besides AVCHD, the program also facilitates you to make a fast and fluid post-production workflow of other video footage source such as iPhone MP4 files, XAVC S, MXF files, H.265 files, etc to Preremiere Pro CS6.

Tips: If you are performing the conversion on Windows computer, please download Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter to complete the same conversion as below.

How to Transcode AVCHD with Incompatible Codec to Premiere Pro CS6 Preset Formats?

Step 1: Add AVCHD files to the program.
Launch the program on your computer, click the”Add video” or”Add folder” icon on the main interface to add AVCHD files to the program.

Load AVCHD files to the program

Step 2: Output Premiere Pro preset profile format.
From”Format” bar drop-down list, select Premiere Pro CS6 preset profile format from”Adobe Premiere/Sony V…” >”MPEG-2(*.mpg)”.

Output Premiere Pro CS6 preset profile format

Step 3: Merge into one file.
When the footage are loaded into the program, you can use the up and down arrow to rearrange them into the correct order, then check”merge into one file” to join all the separate video files into one.

Merge into one file

Step 4: Begin the conversion.
Hit right-bottom”Convert” button to begin the conversion from AVCHD to Premiere Pro CS6 optimal file formats.

When the conversion is completed, you will have no problems to import convert files to Premiere Pro CS6 for professional post production workflow.