Summary: The article will tell you how to transcode M2T footages to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for editing smoothly via Mac M2T to MOV Converter.
What is M2T files?
M2T is High-definition video recording format used by many HD camcorders; commonly referred to as “HDV”; uses MPEG-2 compression to store HD video data on DV or MiniDV tapes; supports resolutions of 720p and 1080i.
There are many different digital video file types available out there, which can make file conversion difficult for the inexperienced. M2T files and MPG files are actually not completely dissimilar, as both are different types of MPEG2 video files. As a result, this is a much less complicated conversion than many other possible video conversions. If a quick file renaming trick doesn’t work, there are many conversion programs available on the Internet. I’d like Pavtube Mac M2T to MOV Converter.
The native format of HDV isn’t QuickTime, its .M2T.
Anyway, while working on my latest book, I needed to convert .M2T files to Final Cut Pro 6/7 and Final Cut Pro X compatible Formats. Apple Final Cut likes lots and lots of different files – but not .M2T.
This means that if someone captures an HDV file in another application, such as Adobe OnLocation or HDVSplit , then sends it to you, you’ll need to transcode M2T to ProRes MOV before importing M2T to Final Cut Pro (X) for editing on Mac.
Note: You can not use QuickTime Player to preview an M2T file. The Finder displays it as a generic document icon.
Step 1. Install and run Pavtube Mac M2T to ProRes Converter. Copy your M2T footages to Mac, click on ““, load M2T file.
Tip: If you merge or combine various .m2t files into one file, click “Merge into one file”.
Step 2: Set Apple ProRes 422 MOV as output format.
When you’d like to specify an output format, you can choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best video format for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac 10.8.
Step 3. Click “Settings” if you want to further customize video and audio parameters such as video codec, audio codec, frame rate, bit rate, video size, audio channels etc. Do not forget to click on “OK” to confirm your settings. In Export to box you could specify destination for the converted file.
Step 4. You can click “Edit” button to perform edit functions such as crop, trim, flip, effect, watermark and audio replace. To eliminate interlacing effect, simply check Deinterlacing box under Effect tab.
Tip: If you don’t want “3D effect”, please click on the pull down menu, choose “none”.
Step 5: Start converting M2T to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP 6/7 and FCP X.
Click on “Convert” button to start Conversion. The converter will generate MOV file with admirable video quality. The M2T files are HD video with huge file size, so the conversion of M2T to ProRes MOV may cost lots of time. You can set auto shutdown before conversion starts. Simply click on the “Option” menu and check the box of “Shut down computer after conversion”.
Step 6. Import converted video to FCP 6/7 or FCP Xfor editing on Mac Mountaion Lion 10.8.
After conversion you can click the “Open” button to locate converted files and load the ProRes MOV files to FCP (X). Now you are able to edit M2T footage in FCP 6/7 or FCP X freely.