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How to Fix Davinci Resolve Importing AVCHD No Audio Issues?

Importing AVCHD files to Davinci Resolve 12.5 with No Audio?

Dear all, I have downloaded the free version of DaVinci Resolve 12.5 for the first time, and I am trying to learn how to use it . But I have some questions: 
- I. imported AVCHD files ( MTS files ) from Panasonic AG-AC160 but I did not see the audio clips or there are no audio clips in the timeline, only video clips are available in timeline without audio clips Why????? ? 
2- Other video not ( mts files ) appeared both audio and video clips ? but How could we see both audio clips I mean sometimes I record audio of surrounding using the internal microphone and also using wireless sennhiser on the other channel and I need to see both for edit in DaVinci Resolve 12.5 so how could I see both stereo audio channels in timeline ?

AVCHD audio specification

AVCHD audio can be recorded in 5.1-channel surround sound with Dolby Digital (AC-3) compression or up to 7.1-channel surround sound (uncompressed). Some cameras, such as the Panasonic HDC-SD5, use a two-channel built-in microphone. If there is no audio when importing AVCHD to Davinci Resolve, the main reason is that Davinci Resolve fails to handle the 5.1 channel AC3 & DTS codec or 7.1 channel Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master audio in AVCHD video, therefore, to fix Davinci Resolve importing AVCHD no audio issue, you will need to transcode the unsupported AC3, DTS, Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD audio to Davinci Resolve handle audio codec such as AAC or MP3. However, a codec transcoding process can sometimes result in a lack of surround sound.

Transcode AVCHD for Davinci Resolve with Surround Sound preserved

If you wish to preserver the multiple audio tracks in AVCHD video, the unique solution here for you is using Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (support Mac OS X El Capitan) which enables you to output AVCHD video with AC3/DTS or Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD surroud sound to Davinci Resolve supported multi-track Prores codec so that you can easily load AVCHD to Davinci Resolve while keep all your audio channels. Besides that, you can also use the program to mix multi tracks into one track for interviewer, interviewee, surroundings, or editors'/directors' comments. 

Besides AVCHD, the program also assit to get rid of no audio issuse when importing MXF files.

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Step by step to Transcode AVCHD to Davinci Resolve with Audio Tracks Preserved

Step 1: Load AVCHD files into the program. 

Start the program on your Mac computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to load AVCHD video files with multiple audio tracks into the program.

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Step 2: Specify output file format for Davinci Resolve

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select Davinci Resolve best supported editing codec such as "Avid DNxHD (*.mov)" from "Avid Media Composer" main category menu extended list. Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Click "Settings" button to open "Multi-task Settings" window, click "Audio" tab, check the audio track you want to output and specify the codec you'd like to encode with.

Step 3: Begin the conversion process.

After all the settings are done, click right-bottom "Convert" button to begin the conversion from AVCHD to Davinci Resolve mult-track prores codec conversion process. Then you can easily import AVCHD into Resolve with your unwanted audio channels for fast and smooth post video editing.

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