Summary: Wanna know how to import and edit Sony Handycam in Pinnacle Studio when you have MTS files produced by Sony Handycam? Read on.
Handycam is a Sony brand used to market its camcorder range with a lot of superb camcorders including Sony HDR-CX130, HDR-CX220, HDR-PJ230, HDR-PJ260VE, HDR-PJ380, HDR-PJ650V, HDR-PJ790V .etc. Formats of video taken in Sony Handycam camcorders are AVCHD with MPEG4 AVC/H.264 codec. Although Sony Handycam MTS videos are supported by many NLEs now, it is not really well-supported by Pinnacle Studio.
"Pinnacle studio won't recognize video files downloaded from Sony HDR-PJ380 for editing. Can you import Sony Handycam MTS videos to Pinnacle? I need the solution. Thank you for any help."
As we know, Pinnacle Studio is a powerful editing tool for videographers. However, it will drive you into trouble when viewing .MTS files in Studio 18 in that Pinnacle Studio could not support MTS codecs natively. To get your Studio work with Sony Handycam MTS files, you have to change MTS format into Pinnacle friendly format like MPG, AVI .etc via a powerful third party program.
Here we recommend you to take a free try on Brorsoft Video Converter which is professional HD video format converter on the market. With it, you can easily convert MTS to Pinnacle Studio supported AVI format perfectly. Besides MTS, it can convert nearly all the video formats, such as AVCHD MTS, M2TS, MXF, MKV, WMV, MOV, AVI, MPG, etc. for easily playing and editing. Now you can follow the easy steps to transcode Sony Handycam MTS to Pinnacle Studio.
How to Encode Sony Handycam MTS videos to MPG for Pinnacle
Step 1: Load Original files
Run Video Converter and load Sony Handycam clips to the program by clicking "Add" button. Or you can drag&drop the files into App directly.
Step 2: Choose Pinnacle compatible format
Hit the "Format" bar and select "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" as output format on the drop-down menu. It ensures the smooth editing with Pinnacle. Or you can choose MPEG-1, MPEG-2 as the target format from "Common Video".
Tip: You can also click "Settings" to adjust the frame rate, bitrate, video size .etc to your needs.
Step 3: Start conversion
Tap "Convert" button to start encoding Sony Handycam to MPEG(mpg) for importing and editing in Pinnacle Studio.
After the conversion, click the "Open" button to locate converted files, and then you can load the output .mpg files into Pinnacle Studio for editing smoothly without quality loss.