“I am excited that I got the AVCHD Camcorder several days ago. I am satisfied with the outstanding video quality. However, I am having trouble editing my footage. I have Pinnacle Studio 14 HD, but when I try to import the video from my camcorder, I get an error about it not being able to import the file type. What’s wrong? “
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. Developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic, the format was introduced in 2006. Although there is no doubt that this kind of video format has an outstanding performance on saving videos and pictures with high quality, most of editing software can not support Panasonic/Sony/Canon/JVC/Samsung AVCHD file well.
Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application produced by Pinnacle Systems which is also a division of Avid Technology.
The video format that Pinnacle Studio support:
AVI File – (.avi)
MPEG Files – MPEG-1, MPEG-2 SD & HD, and MPEG-4 – (.mpg, .mpeg, .mod, .mp2, .mp4, .m2ts, .mts, .m1v, m2v. mpv)
WMV Files – (.wmv)
DIVX – (.avi)
MOD (JVC Everio cameras) – (.mod)
3GPP Files – (.3gp)
TOD Files – (*.tod)
AVCHD – (.m2ts, .mts) – Requires Ultimate or Ultimate Collection
As we mentioned above, AVCHD uses H.264/MPEG-4 AVC as video standard. So if you are planning to edit Canon/Panasonic/JVC/Sony/Samsung AVCHD file in Pinnacle Studio, you need to find a third party program to convert your videos first. To solve the problem, UFUSoft AVCHD Video Converter is highly recommended to you. This is a best application for you to transcode AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts) videos to AVI/WMV/MPEG for editing in Pinnacle Studio.
Supported Camcorder: Canon Vixia HF R42, Panasonic HC-V720, Sony HDR PJ380, Canon Vixia HF M52, JVC Everio GZ-EX300, Panasonic HC-X900, Sony HDR-TD30, Canon Vixia HF G20, Sony HDR-CX220, or Samsung QF20, etc.
Guide: How to transcode AVCHD files to AVI for editing in Pinnacle Studio?
Step 1: Get the free AVCHD to AVI Converter and install it on your PC. Run the trial version to import your Canon/Panasonic/JVC/Sony/Samsung AVCHD footages.
If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to Pinnacle Studio, please select all files and click Merge on the main interface.
Step 2: Hit the Format box to get the dropdown list for output video formats, among which please selelct HD Video –> DivX HD(*.avi) as output format.
Step 3: Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface. The screen shot listed below is our recommendation on the settings for you.
Tip: The 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps for NTSC area while 25fps for PAL area as Frame Rate are the best settings for editing in Pinnacle Studio.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button to start converting/deinterlacing AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to AVI for Pinnacle Studio on Wins.
When the UFUSoft AVCHD to AVI conversion is 100% completed, you can transfer your videos to Pinnacle Studio for further editing without any problem. Besides, the versatile AVCHD Converter can also make your Canon/Panasonic/JVC/Sony/Samsung AVCHD files editable in Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, Magix Movie Edit Pro, etc. If you are in need of more information, please link to the top UFUSoft AVCHD Converter.