"I'm importing some transport stream files (.ts) into premiere pro cs 5.5. All files were captured from the same device which captures from a satelliete. Some files import fine, while others may either not import at all or import with only half of the audio. Is there anything I might be missing in regards to these types of clips?"

Normally, we can get TS files from HD camcorders such as Sony, Panasonic and cannon. But TS video cannot be played on many media players and portable devices because of incompatibility. When you tried to load the TS files int Adobe Premiere Pro (PP CC Included) for some editing, you will encounter problems mentioned above. Is there any possible ways to resolve the problem? After searching, I've found two possible solutions:

Solution 1:

As some guys suggest, .TS files are technically just MPEG2 files at a very specific resolution. We can try to rename the file extension from .ts to .mpg to allow Premiere Pro to see the footage.

I've tried the way. It in fact let me import the TS files to Adobe Premiere, but there is no audio track. I've reset some settings, no luck.

Solution 2:

A more practical way recommended online is to convert TS to a common format/container for using in Adobe Premiere Pro. And MPEG-2 is the optimal format.

To finish the task, you can adopt EaseFab Video Converter for Mac for help. By running it, there's no need to set the codec yourself: the program has optimized presets for Adobe Premiere (Premiere CC included). With it, you can do batch conversion from TS to Adobe Premiere compatible video formats without quality loss. By the way, if you're on Windows, please get the Windows version. Now download the right program and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Download TS to Adobe Premiere Converter free trial:

Step 1. Load TS files to the program

After installing the Mac TS converter, launch it. Then click "Add Video" button to import the TS files to the program. Alternatively, you can directly drag and drop the videos to the program, and the files will be loaded to the converter automatically. This application supports batch conversion, so you can add more than one file at a time.


Step 2. Select output format

Click "Profile" pull down list to select "Vegas/Premiere (MPEG-2)" as the best video format for Premiere Pro. WMV, MOV formats are the good choice as well.


Tip: If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click "Settings", adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

Step 3. Start transcoding TS files to Premiere

Finally, click "Convert" button to start transcoding TS video to MPG for importing to Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6/CC.

When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then import the converted TS files into Adobe Premiere Pro to do further editing.

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