Hi. Whenever I import my AVCHD footage from Canon XA35 to Premier Pro CS5 for editing, all I get is the audio, no picture at all. Even when I try to play it from monitor source, still no audio. Please help!
I believe there are many Canon XA35 users have the similar problem. Before giving the solution, let’s find out the cause to the problem. Canon XA35 Full HD is encoded as AVCHD format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. AVCHD is a ‘version’ of the MPEG-4 AVC specification, or H.264, though Premiere Pro CS5 claims it supports AVCHD, but it doesn’t have the ability to handle AVCHD files natively, so the no picture problem happened. The most suitable format for Premiere Pro CS5 is MPEG-2. MPEG-2 format can be recognized by all Adobe video editing applications.
The first solution to the problem is to upgrade Premiere Pro CS5 to the latest version – Premiere Pro CC which is able to support AVCHD files better. If you think Premiere Pro CS5 is good enough to edit videos, and don’t want to upgrade Premiere, I suggest you to convert Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD files to MPEG-2 format, so that you can edit AVCHD videos in Premiere Pro smoothly.
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How to Convert Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 videos to Premiere Pro
Step 1. Add Canon XA35 AVCHD/MP4 files to the program
First of all, transfer AVCHD/MP4 files from Canon XA35 to your Mac.
Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on the top menu to browse and choose your Canon XA35 AVCHD/MP4 files.
Step 2. Choose the preset output format – MPEG-2
We have prepared the best format for Premiere Pro CS5, just go to the output format list, then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Ve…”＞ “MPEG-2 (*.mpg).”
Step 3. Merge several AVCHD/MP4 videos into one file (Optional)
You can merge several AVCHD/MP4 videos into one file by checking “Merge into one file”
Step 4. Start converting AVCHD/MP4 files to MPEG-2
Click on the big red "Convert" button in the main UI to start converting AVCHD/MP4 files to MPEG-2. You can find your videos by clicking "Open" button.
Then you are able to edit Canon XA35 Full HD AVCHD/MP4 files in Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 with no problem.
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