How to Get Final Cut Pro X/7 working with AVCHD .MTS files from Sony Alpha a99 II without problems

Step-by-step tutorial to import and edit your AVCHD .mts, .m2ts files from Sony A99 II in Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 by converting MTS to FCP native format.

Q: “Will there be a sofware update to final cut pro X to allow the Sony A99 II AVCHD to import directly into the program? How to solve the problem? Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.12 macOS Sierra)”

Final Cut Pro X (and any previous version) does not have native editing support for AVCHD footage. When working with AVCHD recordings in Final Cut Pro, the first thing you need to do is ingesting AVCHD in the Log and Transfer window, where you transcode H.264/AVC to an Apple ProRes codec or the Apple Intermediate Codec, both are natively supported by Final Cut Pro. Final Cut Pro X contains improved, but not complete AVCHD support. Furthermore, keep in mind that we can’t import .mts/.m2ts files directly from the Finder. If you navigate to them from the Import dialog, it will have them grayed out.

Okay, Sony a99 ii AVCHD does not import into Final Cut Pro X, what program should you have?

Here we recommend the easy-to-use yet professional application Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. Just download it and follow the simple steps below to transcode MTS for Final Cut Pro editable format. P.S. For Windows user, please get MTS/M2TS Converter.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

With Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter, you can even:
*Convert and edit MTS, M2TS files on MacOS Sierra.
*Convert MTS/M2TS to H.264, MP4, MKV, AVI, etc.
*You can transfer mts, m2ts to iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4/iPad Mini 3, Playback with PS4/PS3.
*Converting MTS/M2TS for Viewing in Gear VR, ZEISS VR ONE, Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift DK2, Freefly VR, Archos VR Glasses,ect.
*Store MTS, M2TS videos on Synology NAS Drive for Streaming, to Dropbox for Viewing Anywhere.
*Import MTS, M2TS footage to Sony Vegas Pro, FCP, iMovie, etc for further editing.

Guide: Transcode and Import Sony Alpha a99 II AVCHD to Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Add AVCHD videos

Install the AVCHD converter program on Mac and run it. Drag the AVCHD files to the software. Or you can also click “Add” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.

Step 2: Choose FCP compatible format

Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.

Tips: Adjust video, audio settings

Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing. Well, if you prefer to work with 4K video, you can keep the original 4K resolution.

Step 3: Start AVCHD to ProRes conversion

Click “Convert” to start transcoding AVCHD to ProRes for FCP on Mac. After conversion, you can play or edit AVCHD clips in Final Cut Pro without problem.

Additional Tips:

Convert MTS to QuickTime MOV: You will learn how to convert MTS to QuickTime for iMovie and QuickTime Player on Mac with the best Mac MTS to QuickTime Converter. So, you can import MTS to iMovie, add MTS to QuickTime player on Mac.

Add/Import MTS/M2TS to iTunes for Playback: In this article, you will learn how to convert MTS to iTunes compatible format, so that you can play and sync MTS files with iTunes easily.

Get Premiere Pro working with .MTS files: Step-by-step tutorial to import and edit your .MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro by converting MTS to Premiere native format.

:Transcoding MTS files to AVI/MOV/WMV/M4V: The article shows you how to transcode MTS files to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, M4V, FLV etc. video formats so that you can watch or edit your MTS videos freely.