Q: I have Canon Legria HF M46 and I would want to edit
my AVCHD MTS within hitfilm 2 express. As now it says AC3 is not supported, and when I am trying to mess with composite
shots it acts REALLY laggy. Preview window is around 12-15 FPS and when Istop/move frames in timeline, its freezes for about 10 seconds. If i need to convert my footage to another format, how
will i do it?
A: People often recommend using a codec such a ProRes or DNxHD, on a PC I'd go for DNxHD. I've been having problems with m2ts files and used Avidemux to convert them to mp4 which made a huge difference. This is not re-encoding the audio/video but simply changing the container. So I switch to Aunsoft Video Converter which can help me convert MTS to DNxHD Codec and I could use it to convert the audio to aac or pcm.
Yeah, you will have DNxHD 185 and a DNxHD 220 conversion options in free EyeFrame Converter. However, for giving priority to video quality and transcoding settings, Video Converter is a better choice.
How to convert MTS M2TS to DNxHD codec for HitFilm 2 Express?
Step 1: Import AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos
Free download Video Converter-Quick MTS to HitFilm Express Converter (Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8)
MTS to HitFilm Express Converter for Mac (Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion)
Step 2: Import AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos
You can directly drag mts/m2ts videos to the program or click "Add" button in the menu bar to load MTS files. Batch conversion is supported which allows you to add multiple video files.
Step 3: Choose output format
Click "format". Under the Avid Media Composer list, you can quickly pick Avid DNxHD (*.MOV) for Avid editing. You can directly enter Avid in the search bar, even faster.
Step 4: Transcoding settings (Optional)
Click the "Settings" button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
Step 5: Convertion
Click big “Convert” button to start convert MTS/M2TS to DNxHD MOV for HitFilm Express. The program is also an excellent MTS/M2TS joiner to merge/combine multiple original MTS clips to one single output for editing in HitFilm Express at one time. It’s so easy to realize. Just tick the checkbox of "Merge into one file" next to “Convert” button.