If you can’t import and edit Panasonic, Sony, Canon, JVC, etc., MTS files in Final Cut Pro 7/X, you need to read below content to get Sony MTS solution for FCP in Mac (Yosemite 10.10 version included).
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Sony Handycam camcorders like Sony HDR-CX360V, HDR-CX220, HDR-PJ230, HDR-PJ380, HDR-PJ650V, HDR-PJ790V, etc are high-end professional camcorders which can capture stunning-quality HD images; they can offer very high quality HD recording at MTS format. However, we can only found that these videos can’t be opened and edited in Final Cut Pro.
How to import Sony MTS to Mac Final Cut ??
Mac Final Cut is a professional video editing software, to use FCP, your Mac must install the latest version of Quick Time, some DV video Final Cut can be read directly. But if you can not directly into the file, here suggest to convert the file format to lossless HD ProRes format, so Final Cut read prores has no problem. However, MTS is a professional video format, thus , we need a professional tool to ensure the converted image quality to maintain lossless HD.
The most easy and quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a Sony AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Maviericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is the tutorial for you.
Convert/Import Sony MTS clips to Final Cut Pro
Step 1: Add Sony MTS video files
Install and launch the Sony MTS converter for Mac and load source MTS clips to it. You can batch convert multiple .mts clips as you want.
Step 2: Choose output format
Press the Format box and select one of the Apple ProRes codecs on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” as the export.
Tip – Profile Settings:
In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels. 1920*1080 video size and 30fps frame rate are recommended.
Step 3: Start Sony MTS video conversion
Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony AVCHD MTS to ProRes for importing to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. When the conversion task is finished, click “Open” button to get the exported files and then import the converted Sony MTS files into FCP to do further editing without any issue.
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