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Dec 19

Batch convert multiple MTS clips to Apple ProRes 4444 for FCP 6/7 and FCP X

User Review:

“I have been using Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac. I am trying to figure out if I can convert multiple mts clips at once, without having to convert each clip one at a time then go back to the source clip in the edit window and select the next in-and-out point. The source files are long and that’s a lot of back-and-forth to get multiple clips, happy with the product….”

As one of our valuable customers mentioned above, we assume there are more people have the same need when handling numerous mts shots saved on a camera. If you only have one MTS video, it might be okay, but the thing is that you have hundreds of mts files, what to do? If there is no so-called batch conversion, how terrible it is! See the following problem description:

“I have recorded many MTS clips with my Sony NEX-VG30, and want to import to FCP 7 project which I am running on a Mac OS X. I am well aware that MTS is not an friendly format for FCP. I just want to make sure my workflow sounds good to you folks out there. I plan to transcode the MTS clips to ProRes 4444 footage in compressor and then reimport into my project with the sequence set at ProRes. Can you recommended some software that supports batch convert my MTS clips? Thanks.”

As we know, none camcorder or camera intends to save footage in one file only. Generally speaking, nearly all cameras automatically chop footage up into separate files when they hit 2GB or some sizes similar. As a result, back from a travel or concert, it’s usual to have lots of separate .mts files stored on your SD card or whatever media you are recording to. What’s a hair pulling thing if you have to deal with them one by one – import a clip, convert it to mp4, then import the same file again to convert to mov… If that’s the case, Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac is an ideal tool for you to do batch conversion. Various software programs are claimed to have the ability to process batch conversion, but regarding to the real batch conversion, Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac performs much better.

With the program, you can Encode MTS footage to ProRes 4444 MOV (or ProRes 422 MOV) for FCP 6/7 or FCP X editing, Transcode MTS viodes to AIC MOV for iMovie or FCE editing, Convert MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid MC editing, Convert MTS files to Divx/Xvid AVI for playback and editing, free convert MTS footage to MP4 for YouTube/Fackbook/Vimeo, Free convert MTS to MP4 for iPad/iPod/iPhone/Android/Windows 8 Tablets and Smartphones and so on. This MTS Converter for Mac supports auto de-interlacing and batch conversion, enables you to keep 16:9 wide screen aspect rations.

Tutorial – How to batch convert multiple MTS clips to Apple ProRes 4444 for playing, editing and uploading on Mac?

Free download the Mac app from here.

Note: Here is a good news, if you want to convert multiple MTS files to MP4 for playing, uploading or more operation, the Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is Free on Apple Store, if you also need to convert MTS files to ProRes for FCP editing, you only need to click here to update, only $19.99 one time, original price $29, save $9.01 for you.

Step 1. Install and run Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac, click “Add” button or drag and drop the MTS clips to the program. It’s professional MTS to Apple ProRes 4444 batch converter tool, it also supports converting MTS clips to many other codecs to meet your need, batch converting is also available. Meanwhile, if you wanna merge multiple MTS clips into a single ProRes encoded .mov file, you can put a checkmark in the checkbox “Merge into one file”.

Step 2. Click “Format” bar to choose the format for output, you can click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov), it’s best for high quality use in FCP 6/7 or FCP X, for common use, you can also choose ProRes 422, ProRes 422 proxy, etc.

Tips: you can click “settings” button to adjust the resolution, frame, etc. (Optional)

Step 3. Click “Convert” button on the main interface to start batch converting MTS clips to Apple ProRes 4444, or convert MTS files to more video format.

When the conversion finished, you can import the converted MTS files to FCP X for editing freely.

For more about FCP application, please visit my FCP column and MTS Column.

Apple ProRes 4444 – This codec offers the best quality for 4:4:4:4 sources and for workflows involving alpha channels. It features:

  • Full-resolution, mastering-quality 4:4:4:4 RGBA color, perceptually indistinguishable from the original material with excellent multigeneration performance
  • Mathematically lossless alpha channel (up to 16 bits) with real-time playback
  • High-quality solution for storing and exchanging motion graphics and composites
  • A remarkably low data rate compared to uncompressed 4:4:4 HD (the target data rate is approximately 330 Mbps for 4:4:4 sources at 1920 x 1080 and 29.97 fps)
  • Direct encoding of, and decoding to, both RGB and Y′CbCr pixel formats
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