Guide on Editing MTS files into DaVinci Resolve 12

DaVinci Resolve can not support MTS video format? This article will teach you how to import MTS videos to DaVinci Resolve. Below is the how to.

Q: How to Import MTS files into DaVinci Resolve?

“Hi, is there any Posssibilty to work with AVCHD-files (*.mts container) in DaVinci Resolve 12? I am using it on Windows 7 x64 and Resolve does not even find these files! Help would be nice!”

A: Using FCP X

1. In FCPX select your Event containing your clips.
2. Select “File/Transcode Media…” and then select “Create optimised media”. Let FCPX do it’s thing.
3. FCPX is now transcoding the AVCHD files to ProRes 422.
4. Now export you project XML file. Now launch Resolve.
5. In the Media panel browse to your Final Cut Events folder. Find the Event folder for your project, inside it you’ll see a folder called “Transcoded Media” in there you’ll find 3 folders, open “High Quality Media”. Select all the files, right click and select “Add to Media Pool”.
6. Now move to the Conform tab and import the FCPX XML file and uncheck “Automatically import source clips into media pool”. Resolve will use the files already in the Media Pool

Although above complex process may make your MTS files compatible with DaVinci Resolve finally, I will offer you a simple way to edit MTS files into DaVinci Resolve (11/12). Since DaVinci Resolve doesn’t like the MTS file type, in order to edit MTS video files in DaVinci Resolve 11/12, you need to convert MTS to Resolve 11/12 supported video formats such as QuickTime, ProRes, DNxHD first.

To finish the task, you can use Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, the best video converter that can help you transcode AVCHD .mts to DaVinci Resolve compatible video with original quality. Besides, this software can also transcode MTS files for editing in Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCP, iMovie, etc NLEs. If you are running on PC, please get MTS/M2TS converter. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your MTS videos to DaVinci Resolve 11/12.

How to Import MTS to DaVinci Resolve (11/12):

One. Install and launch the MTS file converter, and then click “Add Video” button to import .mts, .m2ts files.

Two. Hit Format bar to select output format. You can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format. It is an ideal editing format for Resolve. Of course, you can also click “Common Video” > “MOV – QuickTime (*.MOV)” as the target format.

Tip: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Three. Tap Convert button to start encoding MTS to DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve immediately

Once the conversion completes, you can go to “Open” panel to find the output videos which can be directly imported to DaVinci Resolve. Now you can import and edit MTS files in DaVinci Resolve without any issues.

Read More:

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2 thoughts on “Guide on Editing MTS files into DaVinci Resolve 12

  1. Paul Ellis

    Why Davinci Resolve not supprt MTS videos? I will follow this article to see what happened.

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