Importing .MTS files without any quality loss!

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    • #46294

      I recently shot a short documentary in Uganda for a non-profit with an HD camera. I left the camera with the organization and took the .Mts files back home on an external hard drive. Found out they won’t import, oh no!

      So I looked into converting them and have downloaded almost a dozen programs to convert the files but there is ALWAYS a noticeable quality loss. It has become REALLY frustrating and I need some solid advice on how to get this video in the Premiere at good quality. I need a good converting program. Work-arounds? What format should I convert into?

      I also have Premiere Pro 1.5. I know it’s a little older but it’s all I’ve got (and can afford). Thank you VERY MUCH for the help!

    • #191026

      Have you tried creating avi intermediary files using Neoscene, then converting back to .mts? Works very well.


    • #191027

      Hmmm. My reply never showed up.

      I said that I have used AVDHD UpShift from NewBlueFX/VASST. It converts MTS files to lightly compressed MPG (higher quality == bigger files).

      It worked great for me.

    • #191028

      It’s possible the editing program is not using the full resolution to speed up the editing process. Premiere Pro does this. After the render is the final output still low quality?

    • #191029

      Birdcat – I tried your program and it is a really good one! I can’t even tell the quality difference.

      The only problem is I have Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5, and it doesn’t accept .M2t files (which is what your program converts to…). I need like an AVI or WMV file… Do you have any other ideas?

    • #191030

      try renaming the m2t file to mpg and see if that works

    • #191031

      Nick, if birdcat’s last suggestion doesn’t work, I know Jack’s suggestion does. NeoScene might be your best bet (

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