Summary: Follow this tutorial to get some tips and tricks to resolve all of your MTS to FCP X, MTS to FCP 7 issues, which will bring you a smooth MTS to Final Cut Pro workflow.
If you have recorded some MTS video files with Sony, Panasonic, JVC or Canon cameras and camcorders and want to import MTS to Final Cut Pro to make your own stunning movies, you would probably meet some issues. This article will definitely help you to edit MTS video files in FCP X or FCP 7 with native Apple ProRes codec, so that you won’t have any importing and editing programs anymore.
First let’s learn some basic to load MTS files into Final Cut Pro:
IMPORTING .MTS FILES INTO FCP X
When importing .MTS files into FCP X it’s important to remember to go to “Import from Camera > Open Archive” rather than going straight to “Import”.
IMPORTING .MTS FILES INTO FCP 7
It is pretty straight forward to work with AVCHD files in FCP 7 – just copy the card structure to your hard drive and then ingest via Log and Transfer. Set the transcode codec in the preferences cog of Log and Transfer.
Well, what if your AVCHD camcorders are not recognizable by Final Cut Pro, or you just got some single MTS files without the whole card structure as we know FCP can only support MTS videos from its intact folder? Don’t worry. Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac will be the best solution for you, which will help you to convert MTS from an AVCHD folder or just transcode standalone .MTS files to ProRes, Final Cut Pro most likely format without quality loss.
Look at various convertors but tricky to choose which one top go for. After multiple testing, the most suitable one has come out. The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as the best MTS to ProRes Converter under Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, etc. With it, you can effortlessly transcode AVCHD .MTS to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HD, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444 for FCP 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X.
Now for anyone who is facing troubles in editing MTS files with FCP, just follow the tutorial below to get your MTS videos work smoothly in Final Cut Pro.
Step 1. Install and launch the MTS to FCP Converter, and then click “Add Video” button to import .MTS files. You can check the “Merge into one file” to join multiple MTS videos together.
Step 2. Click on the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444″ as the output format
Step 3. In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. Generally, 180*1080 video size and 25fps/30fps frame rate are recommended for using in FCP.
Step 4. Click Convert button to start converting MTS to ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac(Yosemite).
Once the conversion completes, you can click “Open” to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to Final Cut Pro X/7. You’ve done.
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