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Steps to Import TS to FCP with Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac (El Capitan)

June 16, 2016

Step-by-step tutorial to import and edit your TS files in Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X by converting TS to FCP native format on Mac OS X ( El Capitan included).

Transport Stream .TS file is a container format that stores video on a DVD and compresses video data using standard MPEG-2 video compression. TS file’s design goal is to allow multiplexing of digital video and audio and to synchronize the output. File extension TS offers features for error correction for transportation over unreliable media, and is used in broadcast applications such as DVB and ATSC. TS Transport Stream is contrasted with program stream, designed for more reliable media such as DVDs.

If you are using PVR or TV Tuners like Hauppauge WinTV, HD PVR, Humax PVR-9300T, Humax DuoVisio PVR-9200T ,ect record TV episodes, you will get some recorded videos and there are .ts files, .nts, .hmt files. However, only the .ts file include the video and audio stream data. So you will find that you can’t import TS files to Final Cut Pro due to the incompatibility of video file formats. The file formats FCP don’t supports TS format.

In order to import TS files to Final Cut Pro , it is necessary to ask how to convert TS to MOV format. This will allow for the software to work smoothly. The process to convert the TS files to MOV is fairly easy as long as you have such a tool like Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac. It enables you to convert TS video to any format including ProRes MOV.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Guide on converting TS to Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X

STEP 1. Add TS video files

Install and launch the best TS file converter and load source TS clips to it by clicking add button. You can also drag and drop the video to the software directly.

Tip: If you need, check the "Merge into one file" box to combine .ts files into a single one.



STEP 2. Select FCP friendly format

Click on the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422" or "Apple ProRes 422 HQ" or "Apple ProRes 4444" as the output format.



Tips: 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.

STEP 3. Start transcoding TS video

Click Convert button to start converting TS to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP 6/7/X. You've done.

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