This article will offer you a quick solution to edit MTS videos in FCP 7/X with professional MTS to ProRes converter.
Mostly, the MTS footage is encoded with H.264/AVC codec which results in much less storage but the same picture quality comparing with MPEG-4. However, the highly-compressed content is not so friendly for editing software including FCP.
“I thought that MTS was perfectly compatible with FCP X currently. However, I am totally wrong. FCP X refused all of my MTS videos. Do you have any simple solution that can help me edit MTS footage in FCP 7/X?”
Then, how to get Final Cut Pro 7/X working perfectly with AVCHD MTS footage? A best way is to convert MTS files to ProRes .mov, something ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP 7.
Here Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which is designed directly to convert AVCHD.MTS/.M2TS (1080p60/50 included) to FCP natively supported Apple ProRes. Moreover, this Mac AVCHD converter also supports converting AVCHD MTS footage to iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express and more to meet your needs. If you wanna get Apple ProRes codec on PC, Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version is your first choice. Now, follow the tutorial below to start conversion.
Tutorial: Import MTS videos to FCP with ProRes codec
A: Install and run the Mac MTS to FCP Converter, you can click “Add Video” button (or “Add from folder”) to load AVCHD MTS source files.
Tip: If you are using FCP X, please make sure you have installed ProApps QuickTime Codecs, or you may get files with sound only without video.
B: Choose output format, to edit videos on Final Cut Pro 7 native codec, you are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s best for Final Cut Pro 7 editing.
The difference of ProRes.
? Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
? Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
? Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
? Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
? Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.
C: You can click “settings” to adjust the output parameters, like resolution, bitrate, etc. Don’t forget the balance between video quality and size.
D: Click the “Convert” button to start converting MTS to Apple ProRes 422. After that, click the “Open” button to locate the output files and transfer the files to FCP 7/X as usual.
Launch Final Cut Pro 7, choose File >> Import >> Files…, and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add.