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Best Tool to Transcode 1080 50/60p AVCHD Files to Apple ProRes for FCP X

Final Mate for Mac

Final Mate for Mac

Capture video footage from camcorder, join/split AVCHD without encoding, convert to Apple ProRes & AIC
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With the appearance of FCP X, many people changed their attention to this great video editing tool. In order to test FCP X and discover what has been changed in this version, I shot lots of videos in different format. Beyond all expectations FCP X proved that it did not support 1080 50/60p AVCHD import while 25/26p and 1080i AVCHD files can be imported like other formats.


For this reason, I need a converting tool to help me import 1080 50/60p MTS to FCP X. I've tested ClipWrap, Toast, Aunsoft, and FCPX on AVCHD 1920x1080 50p, 50i, and 25p video transcoding the MTS files to ProRes and ProRes HQ. As the result of the test, Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac performed the best of all.


Here is the detail procedure I have done during the conversion of MTS to Apple ProRes. Before the operating, I will introduce my Mac because its operating system has been updated to the latest one, Mac OS X Lion. It is reported that Mac OS X Lion has over twenty new features compared with the prior one, Mac OS X Snow Leopard.


First, I ran Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac and clicked to add the right path of my MTS files on Mac hard drive. Thus, the files will be displayed in the resource tab on the top left corner of the main interface.


After that, I selected several files and dragged them to the movie tab, in this way I could create output movies for conversion.



Then, I found the format icon and clicked it to choose output format Apple ProRes 422, and complete the output settings with changing the output path.



Finally, I clicked the export button and waited for the ProRes files. Of all the software I have tested, Final Mate for Mac took the least time during the same conversion. So I'm ready to say that Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the best software to transcode MTS files into ProRes and ProRes HQ that I've tried including Apple's Compressor.

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