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FCE 4: Working with Canon MTS (AVCHD) Videos on FCE 4

Postby Vincent121 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:22 am

FCE 4: Working with Canon MTS (AVCHD) Videos on FCE 4

Summary: In this article, you can learn the best way "How to Convert Canon 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS to a file that iMovie/FCE can recognize on Mac(Mountain Lion 10.8 included) with Pavtube Canon MTS to Mac Converter?

As a camera user, Canon cameras and devices are well known. Canon devices are very excellent in the photography market, with latest Canon cameras and camcorders, we can shoot high-definition 1080 50p/60p videos. It’s great for us to take photos and record HD footages when we travel or just record important moments.


We often need to import and edit the recorded videos on Mac, but Canon high-end cameras and camcorders recorded AVCHD files are 1080 50p/60p videos, 1080 50p/60p file is not supported by iMovie 8/9/11/FCE 4 on Mac, in this case some users have problems when they want to importing Canon 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS to iMovie 8/9/11/FCE 4 due to the codec. As we know, MTS and M2TS video format is not friendly for use on Mac, Mac platform best supported format is .mov, and for iMovie/FCE, the best codec is Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), if you transcode Canon 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS to AIC, you can edit Canon 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS in iMovie 8/9/11/FCE 4 without rendering.

Recommended software:

Pavtube Canon MTS to Mac Converter

Main features: This software is top MTS converter for Mac that can transcode AVCHD files to Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), Apple ProRes 422 codec, DNxHD codec, etc. These output formats are specially presetted, so the conversion quality is guaranteed, you can get lossless video conversion with this tool.

Here is step by step guide: Convert Canon 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV format.

Step 1. Download Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac. This professional Canon MTS to Mac Converter can help you convert Canon 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS files to rich formats for use on Mac(Mountain Lion 10.8 included).


Step 2. Install and launch this Canon AVCHD MTS Converter. Import MTS footage to the Mac converter.

Step 3. Click "format" bar to choose the output format. If you want to edit Canon 1080 50p/60p MTS in iMovie 8/9/11/FCE 4, please choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). This is best format for iMovie 8/9/11/FCE 4 editing on Mac, once converted, you won't need to render.


Step 4. You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.


Step 5. Click convert button to start converting Canon 1080 50p/60p AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV for FCE 4 and iMovie 8/9/11 editing.

After the Mac Canon MTS conversion, you can import the converted footages to iMovie 8/9/11 or FCE 4 for editing smoothly on Mac.

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