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Import Problems (.mts/AVCHD) 3 years, 4 months ago #12348

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I've tried on multiple occasions to import .mts files, recorded on a Canon Legria HF R106, but to no avail.
I installed quicktime player, and it's made no difference.
When I press the import button on the Lightworks software, and navigate through the folder, the files just don't appear.

Am I doing something wrong? Or is it fixable?
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Re: Import Problems (.mts/AVCHD) 3 years, 4 months ago #12349

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Baldy wrote:
I've tried on multiple occasions to import .mts files, recorded on a Canon Legria HF R106, but to no avail.
I installed quicktime player, and it's made no difference.
When I press the import button on the Lightworks software, and navigate through the folder, the files just don't appear.

Am I doing something wrong? Or is it fixable?


Lightworks doesn't support .mts containers. See this post in the announcement section. You need to re-wrap the files to a QuickTime container. See this video tutorial on how to do it.
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Re: Import Problems (.mts/AVCHD) 3 years, 4 months ago #12352

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Thanks for that, the video tutorial helped a lot.
Now I can finally get to some real work
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Re: Import Problems (.mts/AVCHD) 3 years, 4 months ago #12357

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Did you eventually succeed in converting the file?
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Re: Import Problems (.mts/AVCHD) 3 years, 4 months ago #12358

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The .mts file is 5mins 13secs long, and just over 500mb

This is what was in the command prompt window, at this point it had stopped processing, with no result bar an unusable incomplete .mp4 file in the directory.

I'll do the mediainfo scan now

C:\Program Files\ffmbc>ffmbc -i fred.mts -vcodec copy -acodec aac -strict experi
mental -ab 512k fred.mp4
FFmpeg version FFmbc-0.5, Copyright (c) 2000-2010 the FFmpeg developers
  built on Nov 22 2010 01:04:07 with gcc 4.4.2
  configuration: --enable-gpl --enable-version3 --enable-libgsm --enable-pthread
s --enable-libvorbis --enable-libtheora --enable-libspeex --enable-libmp3lame --
enable-libopenjpeg --enable-libschroedinger --enable-libopencore_amrwb --enable-
libopencore_amrnb --enable-libvpx --disable-decoder=libvpx --arch=x86 --enable-r
untime-cpudetect --enable-libxvid --enable-libx264 --extra-libs='-lx264 -lpthrea
d' --enable-librtmp --extra-libs='-lrtmp -lpolarssl -lws2_32 -lwinmm' --target-o
s=mingw32 --enable-avisynth --cross-prefix=i686-mingw32- --cc='ccache i686-mingw
32-gcc' --enable-memalign-hack
  libavutil     50.31. 0 / 50.31. 0
  libavcore      0. 9. 0 /  0. 9. 0
  libavcodec    52.91. 1 / 52.91. 1
  libavformat   52.78. 5 / 52.78. 5
  libavdevice   52. 2. 2 / 52. 2. 2
  libavfilter    1.47. 1 /  1.47. 1
  libswscale     0.12. 0 /  0.12. 0
Input #0, mpegts, from 'fred.mts':
  Duration: 00:02:22.04, start: 0.517322, bitrate: 12721 kb/s
  Program 1
    Stream #0.0[0x1011](und): Video: h264, yuv420p, 1440x1080i tff [PAR 4:3 DAR
16:9], tbc 2/50, fps 25.000
    Stream #0.1[0x1100](und): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 256 kb/s
Output #0, mp4, to 'fred.mp4':
  Metadata:
    encoder: FFmbc 0.5
    Stream #0.0(und): Video: libx264, yuv420p, 1440x1080i tff [PAR 4:3 DAR 16:9]
, tbc 1/25, q=2-31
    Stream #0.1(und): Audio: aac, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 512 kb/s
Stream mapping:
  Stream #0.0 -> #0.0
  Stream #0.1 -> #0.1
Press [q] to stop encoding
frame=   72 fps= 35 q=-1.0 size=    4432kB time=2.84 bitrate=12785.2kbits/s
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Re: Import Problems (.mts/AVCHD) 3 years, 4 months ago #12360

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Mediainfo results

General
ID                               : 0 (0x0)
Complete name                    : C:\Program Files\ffmbc\fred.mts
Format                           : BDAV
Format/Info                      : Blu-ray Video
File size                        : 215 MiB
Duration                         : 2mn 22s
Overall bit rate                 : 12.7 Mbps
Maximum Overall bit rate         : 13.7 Mbps

Video
ID                               : 4113 (0x1011)
Menu ID                          : 1 (0x1)
Format                           : AVC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                   : High@L4.0
Format settings, CABAC           : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames        : 2 frames
Format settings, GOP             : M=1, N=24
Codec ID                         : 27
Duration                         : 2mn 22s
Bit rate mode                    : Variable
Bit rate                         : 11.9 Mbps
Maximum bit rate                 : 12.0 Mbps
Width                            : 1 440 pixels
Height                           : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 16:9
Frame rate                       : 25.000 fps
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Interlaced
Scan order                       : Top Field First
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.307
Stream size                      : 202 MiB (94%)

Audio
ID                               : 4352 (0x1100)
Menu ID                          : 1 (0x1)
Format                           : AC-3
Format/Info                      : Audio Coding 3
Mode extension                   : CM (complete main)
Codec ID                         : 129
Duration                         : 2mn 22s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 256 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L R
Sampling rate                    : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                        : 16 bits
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Delay relative to video          : -80ms
Stream size                      : 4.34 MiB (2%)

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Re: Import Problems (.mts/AVCHD) 3 years, 4 months ago #12361

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I notice from the Mediainfo results that the resolution is 1440 x 1080 which rings a bell. See this thread where there was a case of 1440 x 1080 anamorphic footage (non-square pixels). I am just wondering if this is the same issue.

Which camera do you use?
Dell Inspiron 560MT. Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Processor (2.50GHz, 4MB cache, 1333MHz FSB). 6 GB Dual Channel DDR3 [2x2048 + 2x1024]. 1TB (7200 rpm) SATA Internal HDD (Windows 7 64 bit SP1 installed), Seagate Barracuda 2 TB (7200) internal SATA HDD (Ubuntu Studio 14.04.1 installed). ATI Radeon HD 5450. Samsung SyncMaster S23B35OH LED monitor. EchoAudio Mia 24/96 soundcard. Sony HDR SR10 Handycam.

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Re: Import Problems (.mts/AVCHD) 3 years, 4 months ago #12364

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Finally got it working, I used the AVS Converter used in the thread you mentioned and everything works perfectly
Thanks for all the help.
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