Summary: If you have problems when importing AVCHD MTS files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7, but Log and Transfer doesn’t work, you can follow this tutorial to convert MTS footage
to Apple ProRes MOV to achieve your goal smoothly.
Just as those Apple guys say, Final Cut Pro offers real-time performance for more than 150 filters and effects. It's amazing, huh? You probably would like to use Final Cut Pro to edit AVCHD recordings from a Canon, Sony or Panasonic camcorder to get more wonderful video files. While, some errors appeared while import MTS to FCP: file import failure, audio going out of sync, video but no audio when brought into the timeline. Since FCP is designed to work best in ProRes, so the best method to fix the compatibility issues of MTS footage in FCP 6/7/X is to convert MTS to ProRes codec on Mac.
Here Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is highly recommended to help you achieve your goal. With this powerful MTS converter program, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to Final Cut Pro friendly movie format ProRes (Note: it applies to all versions including FCP X, FCP 6, FCP 7, etc) keeping the original quality. Besides Final Cut, this software can also export AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. Below is the detailed guide on converting MTS clips to Final Cut Pro friendly videos for smoothly playback and editing.
Converting MTS to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro
1. Load MTS files to the program
You can directly drag and drop the .mts/m2ts files to the software, or click “Add” button to locate the source files into the MTS to ProRes Converter.
2. Choose Final Cut Pro Profile
Press “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac.
Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings: Video Codec, video size, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels for Final Cut Pro.
3. Start MTS to ProRes Conversion on Mac OS X
Click the big “Convert” button at the bottom right corner, this Mac MTS converter will start to convert MTS to ProRes for Final Cut Pro immediately. Once the conversion completes, directly import the converted files to FCP, and then you can play, edit MTS files in Final Cut Pro X/7 freely.
You're done. If you want to transcode MTS footage for Premiere Pro, please choose the "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Avid MC, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".
Editor’s Note: If you’re working with AVCHD files then these helpful tips should assist with any kinks in your workflow. The most important thing to remember with any digital card format is to copy the entire card, as this will maintain the folder/file structure that a lot of non-linear editing applications need to work with the files.
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