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Solution to Can't Import/Ingest Canon C100 AVCHD MTS in Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X

May 26, 2016

To get Final Cut Pro working perfectly with Canon C100 AVCHD .mts files, a best way is to convert C100 MTS to ProRes MOV, something ensuring best results when using .mts files in FCP. Read on to learn details.

"Anyone know of a good way to get Canon C100 AVCHD footage into Final Cut Pro 7 , FCP X without losing quality? I can't put in .mts into FCP, it won't support the AVCHD format for some reason. What's the best way to convert the Canon C100 AVCHD files or get Final Cut Pro to recognize it? Would love any suggestions!"

A best way is to convert MTS files to ProRes .mov, something ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP.



Converting Canon C100 MTS files to ProRes MOV for Editing in Final Cut Pro

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a AVCHD MTS to FCP Converter under Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, etc. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode C100 MTS to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HD, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 4444 for FCP, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, DNxHD .mov for Avid MC, etc., and it works well and converts flawlessly. If you running a Windows computer, please turn to the alternative Windows version – MTS Converter. Below is how.

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Step 1. Add MTS footage to the MTS to FCP Converter.

Once you run it, click “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to load your source MTS files. When the MTS files are loaded to the MTS to FCP Converter, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the “Play” button. When the video is playing, you are allowed to take snapshoot.



Step 2. Choose ProRes MOV as output format for MTS to FCP conversion.

Click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for editing XAVC in FCP with natively supported video codec.



Tips: Click the Settings icon if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channel.



Step 3. Convert C100 MTS to ProRes MOV for importing to Final Cut Pro.

Hit the convert button, it will start converting C100 AVCHD to ProRes .mov for importing to Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X immediately. Soon after the conversion, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for natively editing in Final Cut Pro perfectly.

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