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How to Convert MTS to ProRes

Users who want to edit MTS videos with Final Cut Pro usually run into incompatibility issue. Or can’t edit them smoothly after taking some time for importing MTS to FCP. Why? This is due to that MTS videos, which are already highly compressed by H.264 codec, are very hard to deal with during video editing. ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is a appropriate format for smooth editing in Mac. Thus, when you get many MTS videos and want to edit them with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, or Adobe Premier, it's better to take advantage of the ProRes codec.

To convert MTS to ProRes quickly and easily, Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from avchd, MTS, AVI, VOB, MP4, MOV, and more to ProRes in simple clicks of mouse. Here's how to do it.

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1Add MTS files to the MTS to ProRes Converter

Click the "+" button to navigate your folder and then select the MTS files you want to convert. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

But if your MTS files are on your camcorder, you need to plug your device to Mac first, and then run this program. This program will show your camcorder files in its interface. Then, you can select the files you want, and click the "Load" button to add them.

convert MTS to ProRes

2 Choose ProRes as the output format

Click the format icon to reveal output panel. And then select the "Editing" category to choose your desired format. You'll find several ProRes formats are provided. Generally, ProRes or ProRes LT are suitable choices for MTS, M2TS, DV videos shot with camcorders. ProRes HQ is usually for film based source media.

MTS ProRes

Tips: After choosing the ProRes 422 standard or LT format, you'll see the Target file duration, resolution, and file size showing in the right side of each video clip. If necessary, you can click the gear icon on the top right of format type you have chosen to adjust the parameters manually.

3Start converting MTS to ProRes

At this point, you can change the output filename or output path if you wish.  If you feel satisfied with your options, Just hit the Convert button to activate MTS file to ProRes conversion. This program is highly efficient because it's boosted with CPU and GPU (30X faster). And a neat process bar will show the percentage and remaining time.

When all conversions completed, you'll get a pop-up notice. Just click "Open Folder", you can fast find where your converted files are saved.

MTS to ProRes 422

Further Reading:

Convert MTS to AVI: Wondershare MTS converter allows you to convert MTS to any audio/video format or device etc.

Convert MTS to MP4 in Mac/Win: This guide teaches you how to convert MTS to MP4, so you can play MTS on some popular devices or players.

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I have tested it as you said, but I didn't get the same problem. Well, does it happen again when you try to convert other files?
I'm having a small issue converting 60i footage from MTS to ProRes. While 60 FPS is an option, it's forcing me to convert to 1080p which the source material isn't true to. Any thoughts?

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