Final Cut Pro workflow: Editing M2TS video clips in FCP

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Final Cut Pro workflow: Editing M2TS video clips in FCP

Postby lydia622520 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:38 am

Summary: Facing the problem importing M2TS files in Final Cut Pro, you can fix the issues via transcoding your M2TS video to FCP compatible format first.

I have M2TS files from Sony Handy Cam to MacBook Pro, when import the file to Final Cut Pro, just show "unkonw the file". In fact, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X have add the AVCHD .mts, .m2ts formats as the input video, but there are so many limits you are facing like, system requirements, video frame rate (as I know FCP still can’t handle 1080 60p footage well), whole AVCHD structure(FCP can't recognize single MTS/M2TS video). So if you want to edit your M2TS files with Final Cut Pro smoothly, you will need to transcode the .m2ts files to FCP supported format, Apple ProRes.

Now I share the guide with you how to convert M2TS footage to Final Cut Pro friendly format using Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode single M2TS footage shot by Canon, JVC, Sony, Panasonic etc. cameras for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express and more. Now, follow the instruction how to import M2TS files into Final Cut Pro.

1. Download, install and run the MTS to FCP Converter; click "Add Videos" icon to load your source .m2ts videos.


2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.


Some more helpful features of the app:

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

b. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, trim, crop, watermark, subtitles, etc.

3. Click "Convert" button to start M2TS to ProRes 422 MOV conversion on Mac OS X.

As soon as the encoding process finished, you can get the final output Apple ProRes files via clicking "Open" button effortlessly. The transcoded files now are ready for editing in Final Cut Pro (X).

Launch FCP, choose File > Import > Files… and choose the videos that you'd like to add for editing.

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Re: Final Cut Pro workflow: Editing M2TS video clips in FCP

Postby jacknjchn » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:28 am

Summary: Does MTS just go straight into Adobe Premiere Pro? In this article, we will give you the tips how to import and edit AVCHD MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 without problems.


Just happen to have some video footage in AVCHD .mts format? That would be "Advanced Video Coding High Definition"—you know—HD video files. If you've got some of those MTS files from a Sony, Canon or Panasonic camcorder, you want to open in a program that doesn't support them, like Adobe Premiere Pro, then you're going to have to convert them to a different format. Here's a way to convert MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro without losing the quality.

Although Adobe claimed that Premiere Pro CS5 and above offer much better native AVCHD support than its predecessor, there are still some video, audio codec problems while importing/editing AVCHD MTS clips in Premiere Pro. Plus, even the Adobe program can ingest your MTS files directly, it takes a long time for rendering. The best method to avoid any problems and save time is to transcode MTS footage into a Premiere Pro most compatible format like MPEG-2.

Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is a highly-recommended video converting tool for you to convert MTS files to Adobe Premiere (CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 included) compatible format without loosing quality. With it, you can convert any video shooting in party or birthday with AVCHD camcorders to popular video format like MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, FLV, etc. What’s more, the conversion is easy to handle and only with a few simple clicks, you can finish the conversion without facing any glitches. For Windows user, please get MTS/M2TS Converter. Download the program and you can edit MTS in Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly as you wish.

Steps to convert MTS videos to Adobe Premiere Pro acceptable format

1. Import MTS to the converter

Run the MTS to Premiere Pro converter and click the Add Files button to import the MTS videos to be converted. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.


2. Choose MPG/MOV as the output format

Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit AVCHD videos in Adobe Premiere, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one.


3. Start MTS conversion with a click

Hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro will begin immediately.

Tips & Tricks:

1. Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac MTS to Premiere Pro Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files to MPEG-2. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.


2. Basic video editing (optional)

This Mac MTS converter enjoys a built-in video editor, so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions. The supported video editing operations are: Trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos. Just note that this step is skippable if you want to keep the original video effects.

After the conversion is complete, get the resulted files via clicking the Open button and then you can import MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro for further editing without any hassle.

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