How to Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac?

AVCHD is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. AVCHD files use an MPEG Transport Stream structure that contain a H264 video stream and an audio stream that can be AC-3 or PCM. Panasonic and Sony released the first AVCHD camcorders in spring of 2007.

“I want to edit my AVCHD (*.mts) files in FCP without rendering, what should I do? And I take much time on importing AVCHD video into FCP on Mac. The process is a pain in the neck…”

For Mac users, Final Cut Pro is one of the NLEs that mostly used. But Final Cut Pro cannot play most AVCHD MTS/M2TS files although some of the camera models are supported. To solve this problem, you need to transcode AVCHD MTS/M2TS to some specific format (ProRes 422) supported by FCP X/7/6. Apple ProRes 422 a lossy video compression format intended for use during video editing. This format retains relatively high video quality. So you need to convert the AVCHD MTS/M2TS footages to ProRes 422 MOV for editing AVCHD MTS/M2TS files in FCP.

To help you realize the AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP conversion, I recommend you the professional UFUSoft AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, a great AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes Converter for Mac, which is designed for Mac users to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS video to Final Cut Pro compatible Apple ProRes with best output quality. Follow the step-by-step guide below, you could easily transcode AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro X/7/6′s Apple ProRes.

How to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 best ProRes 422/4444 codec?

Here are easy steps that you can follow to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro compatible Apple ProRes codec, if you also need to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to MOV, AVI, FLV, etc. the steps are nearly the same.

Step 1. Run AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP Converter

Free download UFUSoft AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 Converter for Mac from our website, install and run this AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP converter on your Mac computer. If you also want to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS files on Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP, you can also try the Windows version.

Download AVCHD Converter for Mac

Step 2. Add AVCHD MTS/M2TS files

Load your AVCHD MTS/M2TS files from Panasonic, Canon, Sony or JVC camcorder to this AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP X/7/6 conversion program, you can drag and drop the files, or click the add button on the interface.

AVCHD to FCP converter

Step 3. Choose output foramt

Choose output format, to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP ProRes 422 file, you can click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is best codec for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 editing, once converted AVCHD MTS/M2TS to this codec, you won”t have any importing or editing problems.

Convert AVCHD to FCP X/7/6

Step 4. Settings and edit

Acrok AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP converter has offered powerful customization feature, you can adjust the video and audio parameter by clicking “Settings”. Click “Edit”, you can trim, crop the AVCHD MTS/M2TS video on Mac. For getting 3D videos, this AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP Converter can add 3D effect onto you downloaded or recorded .AVCHD MTS/M2TS video.

Step 5. Start AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes MOV conversion

Click convert button to start AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP X/7/6 conversion. This AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP Converter will convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes codec MOV format with best video and audio quality, when the AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP X/7/6 editable Apple ProRes codec conversion finished, you can load the converted files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 and edit natively, just take a free try now!