A simple tutorial that shows you how to easily convert MTS to ProRes on macOS Sierra, so you can import MTS files to Final Cut Pro for editing with ease.
If you need to convert MTS to ProRes on macOS Sierra, you’d better choose a converter to encode MTS to Apple ProRes codec to keep the original quality of the MTS file.
Learn more about Apple ProRes:
a. ProRes 422 (HQ): offers the utmost possible quality for 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sources and provides target data rate of approximately 220 Mbps and higher quality than Apple ProRes 422;
b. ProRes 422: provides target data rate of approximately 145 Mbps and higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
c. ProRes 422 (LT): provides roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422) and higher quality than ProRes 422 (Proxy);
d. ProRes 422 (Proxy): provides roughly 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 and high-quality offline editing at the original frame size, frame rate, and aspect ratio;
e. ProRes 4444: offers the utmost possible quality for 4:4:4 sources and roughly 50 percent higher than the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).
There are a lot of program for you to choose on the market. What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac which is considered as one of the best MTS to ProRes Converters online. Besides ProRes codec, it offers other optimized codecs for NLEs such as AIC for iMovie, MPEG-2 for Premiere, DNxHD for Avid and so on. If you want ProRes codec on PC, Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version can help you achieve the goal. Now, let’s start conversion.
How to Transcode MTS to ProRes on macOS Sierra for FCP
A: Click “Add” button to load your source MTS files. Or you can simply drag&drop the files into the program directly.
B: Go to “Format” bar to choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for FCP.
If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.
C: Tap “Convert” button to start MTS to FCP conversion on macOS Sierra. After conversion, click “Open” folder to find converted footage for importing to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.