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.
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.
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.
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!