Easy to merge/transcode Sony AX 2000 AVCHD to easier editing WMV for Premiere Pro CC/
Sony AX 2000 AVCHD is a very impressive prosumer-level AVCHD camcorder. The camera captures either High Definiation or Standard Definition video in AVCHD and MPEG-2 formats. The AX2000 support shooting full 1920 x 1080 HD video, which can be recorded at 60i, 30p and 24p. Like all the cameras in this category, the HDR-AX2000 is a three chip camera for better color and clarity. SDHC cards are flash memory cards with a minimum capacity of 4GB gigabytes. When I first got my AX2000, I was exciting and couldn't wait to study it.
However, last week I took a video longer than 4GB, so it is automatically split into two MTS files. My problem is to join/merge MTS clips from my cam Sony HDR AX2000 to edit it in Adobe Premiere Pro CC or CS6 seamlessly. I searched "merge separate AVCHD to Adobe Premiere" with Google and got highly-recommended Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac. I download the free trial version to seek some luck. Luckily, this AVCHD to Mac converter help me easily merge and transcode AVCHD to easier editing WMV for Premiere Pro CC/ CS6. As it claims, users can convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to Adobe Premiere (CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 included) compatible format with minimal quality. What beyond my expected is I can convert any AVCHD video shooting in party or family event with AX2000 to popular video format like MOV, AVI, MKV, MP4, FLV, etc.
Let’s see the easy workflow to merge and transcode Sony AX 2000 AVCHD to easier editing WMV for Premiere Pro CC/ CS6
P.S. If you are working with Windows PC, you can use Aunsoft iMedia Converter, which share the same basic steps with this guide.
Step1: Import or drag & drop Sony AX 2000 AVCHD recordings
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load AVCHD file. I directly drag & drop AVCHD files, even faster.
Just need to check the "Merge into one" box to merge MXF files into one file. Meanwhile if you need, you can split one big MXF file into several clips.
If you don’t need merge, the converter supports converting multiple files at a time for you.
Step 2: Select WMV as editing format for Adobe Premiere Pro CC/ CS6
I like the design of output format with iMedia Converter for Mac, which let me take less than 30 seconds to select format in this step.
Click "format" and under Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas option, you can clearly see easier editing formats for Premiere Pro CC/ CS6, including WMV, MPEG-2 and MOV. MPEG-2 and MOV with H.264 Codec are also best format for Premiere. Personally I prefer to WMV as output one.
You can also text WMV in the search bar directly.
Step 3: Set video and audio profile
I set video bitrates as high quality to keep high video quality. For Frame Rate, I chose stay as original. I found there are options for WMV with video codec of wmv1, wmv2, wmv3 and audio codec with wmv1, wmv2, but I didn’t do any changes with default.
"Reset" icon will return to default value for you.
Profile list make you easily view the profile of source AVCHD progressive and target file, as well as your free disc space. You can click yellow triangle icons to view different tasks.
Besides, this AVCHD to Adobe Premiere converter is equipped with a built-in video editor, which allows you do initial editing via “editor tool” in the main interface. The supported video editing operations are: Trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos.
Step 4: Merge and transcode AVCHD footage to easier editing WMV
Click "Conversion" icon to merge and transcode Sony AVCHD to easier editing formats for Premiere Pro CC/ CS6. And with just a click on "Open output folder", you can easily locate the output file.