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Oct 24

Convert AVCHD .mts .m2ts to FCP X on Mac(macOS Sierra included)

MTS/M2TS is commonly found in avchd video clips recorded from camcorders of Panasonic, Sony, JVC, and Canon. These MTS/ M2TS files are natively supported by Final Cut Pro X. But usually, you may come across you can’t import M2TS/MTS to Final Cut Pro X for editing. Reason for this is your M2TS or MTS files can’t be fully compatible with Final Cut Pro.

To be able to ingest MTS/M2TS video to FCP X for further editing, you will need to transcode MTS/M2TS video to a Mac friendly format first, such as Apple Prores encoded MOV format, which FCP will recognize and handle well. The article is the very one working on the MTS/M2TS to FCP Mac conversion.

To transcode MTS/M2TS to FCP X format easily and quickly, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (Read Review), a professional yet easy-to-use Mac MTS/M2TS video converter, is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. By running it, there is no need to set the codec yourself, the program has an optimized preset for FCP X (Apple Prores will be included) which is also included in windows version. With it, you can convert MTS/M2TS files to Apple Prores Codec encode MOV files, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP X. It is perfectly compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard.

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How to import MTS or M2TS files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6

Step 1. Load MTS/M2TS file

Install and run the Mac MTS/M2TS to FCP X Converter. Click “Add file” button on the main interface to load MTS/M2TS video clip one by one. Double click the video and preview the video including in the built-in player or adjust video volume as you like.

Step 2. Set output format

Click “Select Format” bar and choose Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro X as output format from the “FCP” category under “Format” which can be the most compatible video format for FCP X/7/6.


a. FCP 7 and above user can choose ProRes 422(LT)/ProRes 444/ProRes 422(Proxy) to meet your own demands.

b. Click “Settings” to customize the output parameters- adjust the video size, bitrate, frame rate, audio sample rate, audio channel, etc to get a decent video for editing in Final Cut Pro.

c. Before the MTS/M2TS to FCP Mac conversion, you can trim your video files into segments, clip the videos, adjust or change the video effects, etc. with the built-in video editor.

Step 3. Start Conversion

Tap the “Convert” button to start encoding MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP. After the conversion, you can get the encoded file via “Open” panel. Now, you are able to open the transcoded MTS/M2TS files in FCP for further editing without any issue by clicking File-Import-Files.

Note: If you are FCP X users, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

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