Summary: Have some interesting footage in your HD camcorder in M2TS but have no idea to import into Final Cut Pro X for editing? Here we introduce an easy way to convert M2TS to FCPX supported video format for editing smoothly.
I purchased FCPX to edit SONY Z7 m2ts files. I though this could be possible as the FCPX web site indicates Native editing support for AVCHD. But disappointedly this is not the case. I can’t load the m2ts into FCP X.
It’s easy to access lots of M2TS videos from a capture device, for example the SONY Z7, Roxio Game Capture HD Pro, or a Panasonic, Canon, Sony full HD AVCHD camcorder. However, M2TS is an acquisition format and wasn’t really designed for editing. If the M2TS files grey out when you try to import them to FCP, you need to convert them to FCP friendly formats.
Of course, to do the video conversion, you need a professional app. Here the professional M2TS Converter for Mac(read the review) is strongly recommended. Which regarded as a top M2TS to ProRes Converter under OS X Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks(10.9), Yosemite(10.10), El Capitan(10.11). With it, you can effortlessly transcode M2TS files to ProRes 422 encoded MOV for Final Cut Pro 7/X, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Meanwhile, the Mac MTS conversion tool can create files compatible with various non-linear editing systems including Avid Media Composer, FCE, iMovie, and Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements, After Effects, etc. just in a few clicks you could successfully upload M2TS videos to FCP. Meanwhile, M2TS Converter for Mac is able to import MTS/M2TS files and convert to your specified video format, like MOV, MP4, DV, etc.
– Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/mts-converter-mac/
– Amazon Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-MTS-M2TS-Converter-Download/dp/B00QIE3U0Y
– Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube-MTS-M2TS-Converter/3000-2194_4-76177029.html
How to Transcode M2TS to Apple Prores for editing with FCP X?
Step 1: Transfer M2TS footage to computer.
You can directly connect the camera to the computer for transferring the footage out or remove the SDHC/SDXC card from the camera and insert it into an card reader, then plug the card reader into your computer’s USB port for transferring the footage to computer hard drive.
Step 2: Load video files to the program.
Start up the video conversion tool on your Mac computer, on the main interface, click “File” menu, select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to import source M2TS footage files from the to the program.
Step 3: Choose output file format.
From “Format” bar drop-down list, choose “Final Cut Pro” > “Apple Prores 422(*.mov)” as the high quality output format for editing in Final Cut Pro or output “Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov)” to get small file size video from original video.
Step 4: Start the conversion process.
Hit the “Convert” button on the main interface to start to convert M2TS to FCP Apple Prores 422 format.
When the conversion is completed, feel free to Import Video Files to FCP X for post-production workflow.
Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.
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