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How to Import MTS to Final Cut Pro

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If you are using a HD Camcorder, you must have been familiar with MTS (M2TS in some situations) files since it is the format shot by HD Camcorder. But at the same time, if you always use Final Cut Pro or its latest version called Final Cut Pro X, you are bound to encounter a serious problem:

  1. How to import MTS files to Final Cut Pro to edit them?
  2. Why my camcorder and footages can not be recognized by Final Cut Pro?
  3. Why I have to convert MTS to Apple Prores 422?

All these issues are about MTS in FCP, how to edit MTS files in Final Cut Pro. Here we will just show you the directions to transfer MTS files to Final Cut Pro and to edit AVCHD files in FCP.

As a frequent user of FCP, you would know that some HD Camcorders can be recognized by FCP and FCP can capture the video content from the camcorder directly. But this is only a small part among the vast of HD Camcorders. Most of the HD Camcorders can not be recognized and supported by FCP directly. It means FCP will not capture the MTS files directly from your HD Camcorders in this situation.

How about backup your footages into your Mac local drive? It would be necessary that you can not keep your camcorder with you all the time.
Even if you backup your footages by only copying MTS files to your Mac local drive folder, no other necessary files such as CPI, Final Cut Pro will still not recognize them, either. Even though you drag those MTS files to load into FCP, FCP will take quite a long time to render those MTS files before those MTS files are loaded into FCP. It is a process called “wrap to MOV” which will be very long in waiting. And you know, AVCHD MTS files in 50P or 60P would be in HD quality and quite large in file size, so the rendering process would slow down, hung or crash your Mac OS if your iMac is not powerful enough in configurations.

So you would wonder how to import MTS files in the Final Cut Pro or how to use MTS in Mac editing in Final Cut Pro without taking such a long time in rendering. Actually you just need convert MTS to Prores 422 format by an easy-to-use Mac MTS conversion tool, such as Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac.

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Only Apple Prores 422 will be compatible with FCP 100% so that the rendering will be skipped. It is in MOV extension for Mac and FCP. And it will preserve the high quality after MTS conversion. For most of HD Camcorder, it will shoot 1080 50/60P files while Apple Prores 422 will just retain those configurations so that the best quality will be preserved after MTS conversion. And one important issue you should keep in mind is that only Prores 422 files in 1920x1080, Frame Rate in 50 or 60 fps can be imported into Final Cut Pro without rendering.

After launching Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac, the best MTS to FCP Converter, you can drag to load the MTS files into the program directly or by pressing “Add” button to select them.

In the Profile list, we have offered the specific ones for Prores 422 based on different configurations on qualities. You can pick up the specific one you need to convert MTS files. Generally, you just need to use the recommended one in the program.

You can click Settings button to assure the proper settings for MTS conversion to Prores 422, such as 1920x1080 for Video Size. In most of situations, it will be the default setting values.

Now you just need click "Start Conversion" to transcode MTS to FCP compatible format, prores 422. The Output Prores 422 files will be imported on FCP without rendering again and loaded quickly.


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