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How to Import MTS to Final Cut Pro for Editing

MTS/M2TS is commonly found in AVCHD video clips recorded from camcorders of Panasonic, Sony, JVC, and Canon. These MTS/ M2TS files are natively supported by Final Cut Pro. But usually, you may come across you can’t import M2TS/MTS to Final Cut Pro for editing. Reason for this is your M2TS or MTS files can't be fully compatible with Final Cut Pro.

This article then would be your great helper showing you how to convert MTS to Final Cut Pro completely compatible files in step by step. In order to keep the video quality as well as finish the MTS Final Cut Pro task as quickly as possible, a Video Converter for Mac is in use. Just download and install it, then follow the three steps before you import files to your FCP for editing:

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1 Import MTS files to the MTS to Final Cut Pro converter

It's considerate allowing you to directly drag and drop your camcorder files into the Mac app for start your MTS to FCP conversion. Just connect your camcorder, and then run this program. At once, it will detect the device, and you can see all recorded MTS files on the screen. Just select the files you want, and click the "Load" button to import them.

If you have several MTS files and wanna merge them into one for getting a continuous file, you can check the "Merge" option at the bottom of the main interface of the MTS to Final Cut Pro converter.

MTS in Final Cut Pro, MTS to Final Cut Pro

2 Set Final Cut Pro compatible format as output format

For the sake of saving your time, the MTS to FCP application provides an optimized preset for Final Cut Pro so that you can directly choose it under "Editing" section as your output format.

MTS to FCP, M2TS to Final Cut Pro

3 Start to convert MTS to Final Cut Pro

Click "Convert" and then the rest would be accomplished automatically. After that, you can find the output files on your Mac, and then successfully import them to Final Cut Pro for video editing. The Mac app works fine on iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion etc.

Tips: Actually, this program also provides you with all common video editing tools. If need, you can directly edit your videos in this app.

Know more about Final Cut Pro:

From the tech spec of Final Cut Pro, we know that we can "use the Log and Transfer function in Final Cut Pro to ingest Panasonic AVC-Intra and DVCPRO HD from P2 cards, Sony XDCAM EX, and AVCHD. Or use Sony's free XDCAM Transfer software to ingest XDCAM, 18-, 25-, and 35-Mbps XDCAM HD, and XDCAM HD 422 media." To know the details, you can go to the tech spec of Final Cut Pro. And to import MTS to Final Cut Pro for further editing, you can refer to the user manual of Final Cut Pro in Apple.com.

Further Reading:

Convert MTS to QuickTime MOV : If you have lots of MTS files, chances are you want to convert your camera MTS videos to QuickTime MOV format for uses in Apple software like QuickTime, iMovie and devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch etc.

Convert AVCHD M2TS/MTS to iTunes : AVCHD M2TS/MTS files can't be directly imported to iTunes. So if you want to add MTS or M2TS video files to iTunes for file management or syncing to Apple devices, you need to convert M2TS/MTS to iTunes supported formats first.

Import MTS to Adobe Premiere: Wanna convert your MTS files to Adobe Premier without quality loss? Consider it done here. This article can surely help you convert MTS to Adobe Premiere compatible formats, so you can import MTS files to this app for video editing without any trouble.

Convert MTS to Any Format on Mac : Wondershare MTS video converter for Mac allows you to convert MTS video files to any audio and video format, even device etc.

Convert MTS to ProRes : If you want to convert MTS to ProRes for smooth editing in FCP, iMovie, or Adobe Premier, this article will show you how to do this job step by step. Just get the detailed guide here.

Convert M2TS/MTS to iMovie : Sometimes, you may want to convert M2TS/MTS files to iMovie compatible formats for the reason of making your masterpieces in iMovie and keeping the sweet memories forever etc. If so, you can get the solution here.

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Please send your MTS files to our Support Team .and the specific technicist will help you test it.
Just bought Wondershare, converted an mts to fcp, but fcp doesn't take it, it says: file error.
It seems hard to say where the problem was. Please send the original file and converted file to our Support Team . Our specific technicists will help you test them.
Converted a "mts" file using the final cut tab. The file is 39 minutes long. Trying to import it into final cut and I get an error message saying access denied.
Hi, Stevensrt217, please kindly choose "Final Cut Pro" under the "Editing" tab instead. Best regards,
Getting error message "unknown file" in final cut pro 7? I tried converting as a HD MOV but want import to final cut
Hi, Liz, did you choose the "Final Cut Pro" preset as the output profile? Usually the exported file works great with FCP. If there was a green screen, maybe some problem on your original file. Please kindly send your video file to our support team to fix the problem asap. Best regards,
Thanks for your help! The video gets converted fine, but when I put it into Final Cut Pro, the video turns into a green screen. Any clue what the problem is? Thanks!
This video converter just makes my editing on FCP easier, the batch conversion function is really a great time-saver.
The converted mts file works perfect in my final cut, I could only say it is exactly what i need.