This article offers the best solution to import and edit JVC GY-HM170UA AVCHD MTS files in FCP 7/X.
“I captured several clips by JVC GY-HM170UA with AVCHD codec. Before uploading these MTS videos to YouTube, I planed to edit JVC GY-HM170UA MTS files in FCP. However, the issue is that FCP X on my Macos Sierra refused these videos. Do you have any simple way to make JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD compatible with FCP X?
It is a frequently asked question on editing forums. I know you may have a lot of methods to open JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD videos in FCP 7/X. But if you are looking for a simpler and easier workflow, I will give you some clues.
As far as I know, the most compatible codec for FCP editing is Apple ProRes. Therefore, we highly recommend you the best AVCHD to FCP Converter, which can help you convert JVC AVCHD to FCP editable ProRes .mov format without quality loss. With it, you also can encode AVCHD videos to other NLEs such as Premiere, Avid, iMovie with optimized codes including MPEG-2, DNxHD, AIC .etc. If you are a PC user, pls turn to Brorsoft MTS Converter Windwos version.
Guide: How to Encode JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM MTS to ProRes for FCP 7/X
Step 1: Install and run the Mac MTS to FCP Converter, you can click “Add” button (or “Add from folder”) to load JVC GY-HM170UA AVCHD MTS source files.
Step 2: Click “Format” bar and set a FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to Follow “Final Cut Pro” template and “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format.
Tip: Before conversion, you can go to “Settings” page to adjust Video size, bitrate and fame rate .etc parameters.
Step 3: Tap “Convert” button to start JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD to FCP 7/X conversion.
After conversion, it is much convenient for you to import and edit JVC GY-HM170UA 4KCAM AVCHD in FCP 7/X. Enjoy!