M2TS Files Are Not Supported in Davinci Resolve 12, Solved!

Diana Joan

Feb 25, 2016 05:47 am / Posted by Diana Joan

M2TS not supported in Davinci Resolve

I just downloaded Davinci Resolve and I’m trying to familiarize myself with how it works. I'm unable to import .m2ts files into the media folder it only recognizes or sees .mov files. I just started reading the manual but does anyone know what I need to do?

Import M2TS to Davinci Resolve

Best way to work M2TS with Davinci Resolve 12

Although the Davinci Resolve 12 is now supporting AVCHD format where you can load .MTS files, however, .M2TS, another file extension of the AVCHD format, is not fortunately enough to be included in Davinci Resolve supported format list. To get M2TS loaded into Davinci Resolve, the best way is to rewrap M2TS to Davinci Resolve best editing format like Prores, QuickTime, DNxHD, etc, which helps delivery a fast and fluid post workflow.

There are many ways to generate Pores files from M2TS files, if you are looking to find a workable and simple to implement way, just download the free trial version of Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan), the program can easily output M2TS to Davinci Resolve best editing formats such as Prores, DNxHD, QuickTime, etc, you can test the final result with a full function but a waterstamp on the video to make sure whether our program can do what you want it do.

Edit M2TS files with Davinci Resolve 12

Before sharing M2TS footage on YouTube, or transferring and watching them on TV, phones or tablets, you can do some simple video editing with the beneficial video editing functions offered by our program to achieve better viewing effect. You can use the "trim" function to remove unwanted parts from the video, merge separate video clips into single one, adjust output video aspect ratio to make it adapt with your devices’ display screen aspect ratio, adding video/image/transparent text watermark to video to protect or personalize your video, etc, add special rendering rendering effect to video or adjust video brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.

How to Transcode M2TS to Davinci Resolve for Best Editing Workflow?

Step 1: Load MTS files to the program.

Start the program on your computer, add AVCHD .m2ts files to the program by clicking the "Add Video" or "Add folder" button.

Load M2TS files

Step 2: Specify output file format.

From "format" bar drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve best editing format such as Prores, DNxHD, QuickTime, etc. Here, we choose to output "Avid Media Composer" > "Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as an example, you can choose other formats according to your own preference.

Specify output profile format

Step 4: Merge/Split MTS files with built-in video editing app.

Split: By clicking the "Split" button split on file list, or from "Edit" menu, you can launch the "Video Split" window. Checking "Enable" to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split MTS files

Merge: By ticking off "Merge into one file" option behind "Settings" button, you can merge the ticked files in list into one single file.

Adjust output aspect ratio : Open "Video Editor" window, click "Crop" tab, click "Advanced Mode" in the right panel, then select "Keep Ratio" option in the left panel, then from "Display aspect ratio" drop-down list, you can either keep the original aspect ratio by choosing "Original" or keep the cropped aspect ratio such as 16:10, 16:9, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2, 2:1, etc from the aspect ratio lists.

Adjust output aspect ratio

For other specific video editing effects, please visit: Edit M2TS Video

Step 4: Start conversion.

Hit right-bottom convert button to start converting M2TS files to Davinci Resolve best favorable DNxHD format immediately.

When the conversion is done, you will have no problem to import M2TS files to Davinci Resolve 12 for best post production workflow.

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