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Working with Canon C100 Footage in Premiere Pro CC/CS6 Smoothly

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The Canon EOS C100 is a professional camcorder with a Digital SLR-sized sensor and interchangeable EF mount lenses to provide film-like performance on HD video. It can record 1920 x 1080 Full HD movies in AVCHD format to SD cards at a bit rate of 24Mbps, offers an ISO range of 320-20000, and can output uncompressed video directly to external recorders. The point here, many people find it a painful experience to import Canon C100 AVCHD footage to Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing. And there are many frequently asked questions quoted below:

"I have recently got a C100 and whenever I import it into Premiere I get a warning with a list of code/file names and it says 'this file format is not supported'. Yet it has imported into Premiere and I am able to use it. I am just confused at why I get this warning every time that the file format is not supported?"

"I edit on a Mac in Premiere CS6, and have recently been working with Canon C100 footage. The problem is, when I open my project in my other computer, Premiere asks me to relink the footage, and asks for the specific clips. But in the Finder, I cannot see the individual clips... only the "Private" folder that the C100 generates."

Many C100 users have the similiar problems when importing Canon C100 footage to Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6. In fact, the AVCHD MTS files captured by Canon C100 is quite difficult to edit with. To fix the problem, the easy workaround is to convert Canon C100 MTS to a fully compatible format such as MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere.

Actually, it's not as difficult as you imagine. What you need is just a common video converter like EaseFab Video Converter for Mac. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. By running it, there's no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Adobe Premiere (Premiere CC included). With it, you can do batch conversion from AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, VOB, MKV, AVI, MP4, MOV and more to Adobe Premiere compatible format with least quality loss. If you're using a Windows PC, simply turn to EaseFab Video Converter, which has the same function as the Mac version.

Just download, install and launch this great MTS to Premiere Converter and then follow the tutorial to work with Canon C100 footage in Premiere Pro CC/CS6 smoothly.

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Converting Canon C100 footage for Adobe Premiere Pro

Step 1. Load C100 AVCHD footage

Run the MTS to Premiere Pro converter and click the Add Video button to import Canon C100 MTS videos to be converted. You can also drag and drop MTS AVCHD clips to the application. The app supports converting multiple files at a time.

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Step 2. Choose the output format

The program has three already optimized the video settings for Adobe Premiere Pro. You can select MOV (Entitled Premiere), WMV or MPEG-2 from "Editing Software" as the output format. All output videos will keep the original quality of MTS video and seamlessly fit Adobe Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 and more. Here we recommend you choose MPEG-2.

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Tips: The default setting works well. Of course, if you want to customize video and audio encoding settings, just click the "Settings" button to customize these settings. You can adjust the output video/audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate, etc. to customize the output files to get the best quality you want.

Step 3. Start transcoding

After all the necessary settings, simply hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from Canon C100 MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro will begin immediately.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MPG files effortlessly. Launch Premiere Pro on your Mac or Windows PC, choose "File > Import to import converted Canon C100 MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing.

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