How to import MTS files to iMovie on Mac Mountain Lion/Mac OS X Lion etc.? How to Log and Transfer MTS to Final Cur Pro (X)? How to edit MTS footage in iMovie? How to import AVCHD files to Final Cut? How to Convert AVCHD/MTS to PorRes? How to encode AVCHD MTS to AIC .mov?



Sep 04

Tricks for Final Cut Pro, AVCHD and Panasonic, Sony, Canon etc. HD cameras

Summary: Problem for import AVCHD MTS from Panasonic, Sony, Canon cameras to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X editing on Mac:

Problem 1: Importing MTS files into FCP 7

I’ve just bought FCP 7 and I have a lot of rushes on an external drive that are AVCHD with the .MTS on the end of each file. I’ve just tried to import the MTS files into the project but it won’t recognize them and I can’t see AVCHD in any of the settings.

I bought the upgrade just for this reason as I was told that 7 handles the AVCHD codec. Any tips? The footage is no longer on the camera by the way.

Problem 2: .MTS files in FCP 7

I’ve created a timeline in FCP7. Most clips are from my Panasonic HMC150, with .mov files captured as ProRes422. However, a buddy also filmed the event with a couple of HiDef Canon cameras with files that capture as .MTS Well, FCP7 doesn’t seem to recognize .MTS files. What software do you use to convert .MTS to ProRes 422? Thanks for your help!

Problem 3: How to import MTS files in Final Cut Pro 6?

Hello we captured footage with the Canon HF20 Hi-Def Camcorder, transfered the video files onto an external drive. We’re now trying to import those MTS files into Final Cut Pro 6.0.5 but it seems they are not supported… how do you import them?

Problem 4: Cannot Ingest AVCHD .MTS files in FCP 7

I am trying to Ingest .mts files into Final Cut Pro 7.

I dragged all of the files from an SD card onto one of my External Hard Drives.

I open up Final Cut Pro 7, Go to Log and Transfer, Navigate to the AVCHD folder then to the BDMV folder then finally to the STREAM folder. In the STREAM folder sits all of the .mts files. They are all greyed out and I cannot Ingest them. They will not add to the Log and Transfer Window in FCP 7.

What am I doing wrong? How can I Ingest these files into FCP 7 so I can edit with them?

Thanks in Advance.


In addition, I also found a lot Problem about “How to importing/editing AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro” by Google. For example:

– Some videos are not imported to FCP

– FCP X quits/crash/not respond

– A long time transcoding when importing AVCHD to FCP 7

– MTS files without AVCHD structure could not be imported to FCP

– Can FCP ingest 1080 60p 50p AVCHD videos?

– Is there any way to avoid rendering?

– How to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP native ProRes?


Best Solution:

Transcoding AVCHD MTS to Apple Prores  (which is native formats for Final Cut Pro encoded .mov format) along with some help from the third-party software.

Required Software:

Free Download Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter

Why choose the professional Pavtube AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac users?

1. FCP 6/7 can’t very well work in Panasonic, Sony, Canon, JVC etc. cameras  recording .mts files with H.264, MPEG, MPEG-2 codec etc. and video playing is not smooth. But the professional Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter can import various format, such as:

2. Final Cut Pro can only support under 30 frame rate.

3. FCP only support into the whole folder, does not support into a single. MTS file, That means you should keep the BDMV folder within the AVCHD folder. The files shall include .cpi, .mpl, .mts or .m2ts. This will lead to software collapse, crash etc. However, Pavtube Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter can be. Below is the folder structure of the AVCHD videos on camcorder memory card.

4. This MTS Converter for Mac is a professional AVCHD to ProRes Converter on Mac Lion 10.5/10.6/10.7/10.8.

– Easy to use with fast conversion

– Output best HD quality for you with ProRes Codec that fits for Final Cut Pro well and saving rendering time, also keep original multiple audio tracks

– Provide simple video editing functions

Besides, it can work with HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony, Cannon etc.) for editing in Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid Media Composer etc. Mac editing software.

Guide: Transcode AVCHD MTS files from cameras to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP 6/7/X editing on Mac

It’s considerate allowing you to directly drag and drop your camera files into the Mac app for start your MTS to FCP conversion. And also, you can click “File” or “” menu and then choose “Add Video/Audio”. If you have several MTS files and wanna merge them into one for getting a continuous file, you can check “Merge into One File” down the bottom of the main interface of the Mac AVCHD to Final Cut Pro converter.

For the sake of saving your time, the MTS to FCP application provides an optimized preset for Final Cut Pro so that you can directly choose it under “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” section as your output format. In addition, the smart program even offers you some helpful but easy-to-use edit functions which enable you to crop the black edge, rotate, adjust the brightness or apply cool effects to your video files.

Settings” – click to set video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate (from 1Mbps to 20Mbp) frame rate (24p/30p)

Press “Converter” and then the rest would be accomplished automatically. The Mac app works fine on Supported OS: Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8).

So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to import and edit AVCHD files from cameras in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X under Mac without problems.

To learn more conversion solutions for AVCHD MTS files recorded by Canon, Panasonic, Sony cameras, you are recommended to visit MTS Column or FCP Column page.

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