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How to Convert MTS to Final Cut Pro on Mac (Mountain Lion)

Undoubtedly, Final Cut Pro is the best non-linear video editing software. If you're using Final Cut Pro, you must have come across some video incompatibility problems since Final Cut Pro supported video formats are quite limited and lots of regular video formats like camcorder MTS are not supported.

If you want to import MTS to Final Cut Pro for editing, you'll need to convert MTS to Final Cut Pro friendly video formats like DV. Here Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac is strongly recommended to convert .mts and .m2ts video for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, etc. on Mac OS X (Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion included). In addition, it can convert MTS to FLV, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, etc. to play and share anywhere you like. Furthermore, 150+ video presets for portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, PSP, Xbox 360, Android, etc. are provided to let you get videos to fit your device. Click the Download button below to download the program and follow the steps to import MTS file to Final Cut Pro with ease.

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How to convert and import MTS to FCP on Mac

1Import video files

Install and run the app. Then click File > Add Video Files to add the MTS videos you want to convert for FCP. Or simply drag the videos to the item bar for conversion. Batch conversion is supported so you can add multiple files at a time. As you see, added videos can be previewed on the right and you can take snapshots of your favorite movie scenes.

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2Choose Final Cut Pro as the output format

For Final Cut Pro, there is a video preset under Editing. Simply select it as the output video format to get videos with the best settings for Final Cut Pro. As has been mentioned above, various other video formats are provided to let you convert your video to play and share anywhere you like.

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3Start the conversion

Finally, click the Convert button to start the video conversion. After a few minutes, the process will be done and the output folder will open automatically. After that, run Final Cut Pro and click File > Import > File at the top to browse and import the converted videos to it for editing. And that's it. Done!

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More details about Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is a video editing software created for Mac OS computer systems that follows the non-linear mode. Developed by Macromedia and Apple, the software allows for transferring or importing video files from an external device and into the hard drive where it will be manipulated as needed.

With Final Cut Pro, users can edit and process all video files that are compatible with the QuickTime format. The list of compatible files includes HDV, DV, MXF, P2, 2K, and XDCAM. The software is considered as professional video editing software as it was used for films like Eat, Pray, Love and The Social Network.

The latest version of this file is the Final Cut Pro X, which offers native support for the Sony XAVC and a lot of other camcorder brands. This software works in a 64-bit performance, which is a very notable feature. The other file format it supports are H.264, DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO 5, DVCPRO HD, HDV, and AVC-Intra, among others.

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Thanks for helping me understand what in involved in the MTS to FCP conversion. Great information.
I am very impressed with this tutorial about MTS to FCP conversion. Thank you so much for getting this out there. 
Until few days ago I didn’t think it was possible to use FCP to edit my MTSfiles.
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