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Convert Panasonic MTS for Davinci Resolve Editing

Convert Panasonic MTS for Davinci Resolve Editing

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For Panasonic high definition camcorder owners who have just shot some footage saved as MTS, when you try to load the MTS footage into Davinci Resolve for doing some professional posting editing or color grading, you may find that there are only video but no audio. What’s that matter and how to fix that.

Why no audio when playing Panasonic MTS on Davinci Resolve timeline?

AVCHD audio can be recorded in 5.1-channel surround sound with Dolby Digital (AC-3) compression or up to 7.1-channel surround sound (uncompressed). If there is no audio when playing back the MTS files on Davinci Resolve timeline, the main reason is that Davinci Resolve may lacks the ability to handle the Dolby Digital AC3 5.1-channel surround sound or PCM  7.1-channel surround sound used by MTS files.

Fix Davinci Resolve Import Panasonic MTS with no audio issue

Users from other forums or communities reflect that they don’t encounter the audio missing issues when importing other digital file formats such as MP4, MOV, MPEG-2, etc into Davinci Resolve. Therefore, to solve this problem, it would be much ideal for you to transcode MTS to other Davinci Resolve supported editing formats. If you wish to achieve a high quality and high performance workflow, we highly recommend you to encode MTS to Avid DNxHD, a lossy high-definition video post-production codec for multi-generation compositing with reduced storage and bandwidth requirements.

Here, you can get the job easily completed with this workable and simple to use application called Pavtube Video Converter, the program allows you to load multiple MTS files at one time thanks to its batch conversion mode. The biggest merits of this program is that it allows you to directly output Panasonic MTS to Avid Media Composer best favorable Avid DNxHD codec in either 720p or 1080p. You can then get a smooth and high quality editing workflow of the DNxHD footage on Avid Media Composer with both video and audio.

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Edit MTS with built-in editing functions

If your MTS footage is 1080i or 720i, you can change the interlaced video into progressive form with the “Deinterlacing” option in the video editing tool. Wish to join all the separate MTS footage together into complete video, just rearrange them into the right order on the main interface and then merge them into one file. If there are black bars around the video frame, you can use the crop tool to cut them off.

Pavtube Video Converter is available on both Windows 10/8.1/8/7, in addition, it is also accompanied by an up-to-date Mac version – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac for macOS Sierra and macOS High Sierra. The program is pretty simple to use, no matter experienced user or fresh could handle it very well. In addition, it is very stable, there are hardly any sudden crashes during the video conversion process. What’s more, the program can produce high quality conversion results, you can’t find any difference between the converted video and the original MTS footage.

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How to Convert Panasonic MTS to DNxHD for Davinci Resolve Editing?

Step 1: Load Panasonic MTS files.

Download the free trial version of the program. Launch it on your computer. Click “File” menu and select “Add Video/Audio” or click the “Add Video” button on the top tool bar to import Panasonic MTS files into the program.

Load Panasonic MTS files

Step 2: Choose Resolve best compatible editing format.

As is mentioned above, Avid DNxHD is well supported by DaVinci Resolve. So just click the format bar to follow “Avid Media Compose” > “Avid DNxHD 720p (*.mov)” or “Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov).”

Output Resolve best editing format

Step 3: Deinterlace/Merge/Crop MTS footage.

Deinterlace MTS footage

Select an item on the main interface to activate the “Edit” menu, then click the “Edit” icon on the tool bar to open the “Video Editor” window, switch to the “Effect” tab, check off “Deinterlacing” option to transform the interlaced video into a progressive form to keep good image quality.

Deinterlace MTS footage

Merge separate video into one

By checking the “Merge into one file” option beside the “Settings” button, the program will join all the selected video into one single file.

Merge into one

Crop off black bars

The “Crop” facility enables users to get rid of the black edges and unwanted area of the image. In the video editor window, navigate to the “Crop” tab. Follow the below methods to crop selected video:
A: Crop video by dragging and dropping the crop frame. Simply move your mouse cursor to drag and adjust the green frame to desired position.
B: Crop video by setting values. There are “Simple Mode” and “Advanced Mode” under Crop feature.

Step 4: Begin the conversion process.

After all setting is completed, hit the “Convert” button at the right bottom of the main interface to begin the conversion process from MTS to Davinci Resolve best compatible editing formats conversion process.

When the conversion is finished, click “Open Output Folder” icon on the main interface to open the folder with generated files. Then feel free to import mts into Davinci Resolve editing with no audio missing issue.


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