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Old 04-02-2014, 08:57 AM
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Default AVCHD MTS and Final Cut Pro workflow - edit MTS with FCP

Summary: If you faced obstacles when importing AVCHD MTS camera clips into Final Cut Pro to do further editing, this post guide you through the process of making AVCHD footage editable in FCP.

Final Cut Pro is no doubt a great choice for video hobbyists and filmmakers to make creative movies from camera/camcorder recordings. But users who are not quite familiar with FCP may face obstacles even when importing camera clips, especially those in MTS format. See an example, “Hello we captured footage with the Canon HF100 Hi-Def Camcorder, transferred the video files onto an external drive. We’re now trying to import those MTS files into Final Cut Pro 7 but it seems they are not supported… how do you import them?”

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If you have MTS files, we assume you are using an AVCHD camera. If that’s the case, when you capture the data files from the SD Card or whatever media you are recording to, it is critical that you capture the entire directory structure. From there, you can use File->Log and Transfer and select the base directory, and Final Cut Pro will import everything for you.

The following screenshot shows the AVCHD Structure on card/disk



AVCHD is a format created for consumer camcorders. The structure actually mimics the basic structure of Blu-ray. Some TV sets and Blu-ray players can play these clips directly from the SD-Cards. For editing only the .MTS files in the STREAM folder are needed. They actually contain a H.264 video stream (some tools like an MTS to FCP Converter can re-wrap/transcode these MTS streams to ProRes .MOV for FCP without changing any data).

FCP should read the mts videos if the AVCHD volume structure is kept as unaltered. Otherwise, Final Cut Pro would not read the .mts files directly. If you only saved some loose .mts videos without keeping an entire AVCHD file structure, you need to use an MTS to FCP Converter program on Mac to do format conversion before editing. The recommended solution is HD Video Converter for Mac, you can run it as an MTS to ProRes Converter. It runs $35.

AVCHD MTS to ProRes Converter



Transcode AVCHD MTS clips to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro editing

Launch AVCHD MTS to FCP Converter program, drag your AVCHD files in, select ProRes MOV as target format, click the convert tab and that’s all. Now you can edit AVCHD MTS clips in Final Cut Pro with ease.



If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button to adjust video and audio settings such as image resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, audio bit rate, sample rate and audio channel.

Apple has designed the ProRes codec to work quickly and easily with Final Cut Pro, that’s why HD Video Converter provides expert Apple ProRes settings for FCP. More than converting MTS to FCP, it also features ability to transcode MXF to Avid MC, repack MXF to FCP, encode AVCHD to AIC for iMovie and more.

Also read:

FCP 7 not recognizing my MXF file – convert MXF to ProRes for FCP 7

How to edit AVCHD files taken with Canon LEGRIA camcorder on Mac?

How can I import Canon Rebel T3i / EOS 600D MOV clips into iMovie ?
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Old 02-13-2015, 03:04 AM
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Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac 3.6.1 Review



Looking for the best and top-ranked HD Video Converter for Mac software? We offer a easy-to-use, expert reviews, powerful feature and cheapest program - Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, offers users extraordinary HD video experience anytime and anywhere.



Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is an outstanding video conversion tool for Mac OS X users. The multimedia software is designed for converting HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like Panasonic, Sony, Canon, JVC, Nikon and more), digital video recorders and the non-protected popular HD video formats, including MKV, MP4, VOB, MPG, MOV, AVI, DV, MTS, TS, MXF, FLV, 3GP, 3G2, MP3, FLAC, MKA, OGG, WAV, etc. or DVR files (*.tivo) to other file types for editing in FCP X, FCP 6/7, Aperture 3, DaVinci Resolve Lite(DaVinci Resolve 11), iMovie, FCE, Avid Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro/CC, After Effects CC, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Creative Suite, iPhoto, Kdenlive, Keynote, etc. as well as for playback on popular multimedia devices like Apple devices (including iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPad Mini 3/2/1, iPad 4/3/2/1, Apple TV 3/2/1, etc.), Android/Windows 8.1/8 tablets or smartphones, PS4, PS3, 4K TV, VLC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, WD TV HD Player, PSP, BlackBerry, Creative Zen, iriver, Zune, etc.

The quality was almost identical to that of the original file and the whole process took less than 3 minutes for a minute-long video.

Supported OS: Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 , 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5.

Compared with other products, it has the powerful functions as follows:

1. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac supports various input formats including AVCHD Video, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Quick Time HD Video, WMV HD Video, MPEG2 HD Video, MPEG-4 TS HD Video, MPEG-2 TS HD Video, Audio-Video Interleaved HD Video and etc. Learn more:



The output formats includes MP4, MOV, M4V, AVI, MPG, ASF, RMVB, WMV, 3GP, RM, etc. So you can watch the videos and movies on your portable devices. Learn more:



2. The user-friendly interface can make you use it masterly without the complicated process. In a very short time, you will become an expert on operating the program.

3. Due to the newest technology, its conversion process can save you a lot of time. In addition, you can enjoy the quality as the original one.

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5. How to get the videos as expected? There are also video editing functions available. With the built-in video editor, you can trim and crop the video, add text or image/video watermarks, effects and replace the audio track of your video file. You can preview changes to your videos in real time. There is a video player in the main window - it allows you to view your videos as well.

Moreover, you can cut off the black edges of the video freely.

6. Inserting SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle, load your prepared SRT/ASS/SSA subtitle on the editing interface for better enjoyment.

7. Add the image watermark and text watermark, even the video watermark to make a unique video file for you.

8. Collect the attracting pictures in the video for collection on your PC by means of using the snapshot function.

9. Without complicate steps and superfluous clicks, you can view and find the converted video with just one click.

In terms of quality, speed, and number of features, this converter is better to most converters. I can say that it works well.

Pros:
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Cons: None.

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I have been using your software as a rudimentary editing system. I am converting MXF files to MPEG-2 files to send to media outlets. We use Panasonic P2 cameras, and without the editing software, we were unable to push video out. With your product, we have been able to easily convert the files to mpeg, and ship them to our ftp site for the media, then post them to our YouTube site. The ability to link multiple clips together has been a lifesaver. I have told my friends about this product and highly recommended it!

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I LOVE YOUR SOFTWARE! I tried many others first and yours was the first I found that actually worked, and it is extremely powerful. I am using videos from an Insignia HD camcorder. The original files were incompatible with my current software and also were far too compressed (MEMORY HOGS) for newer software. The videos are in AVI format with an h.264 codec. I particularly like that I can import directly from my camera SD (saves me steps and time).

Perkinson: Perfect synchronization:
I think the software is great- I tried and sampled many others and none were both straight forward AND accurate- particularly with regard to synchronizing audio with the video.

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The product was recommended to me by a local woman who specializes in Mac computers as I was having problems downloading from my new video camera to my software program. The conversion speed and quality are very good. It was so easy to use. I I can say it was very easy to figure out right away and I really appreciate that.

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HD Video Converter for Mac Key Features:
-Convert 1080p/720p MKV, MOV, MXF, MTS, M2TS, M2T, TS, M4V, MP4, AVI, MPG, VOB, WMV, 3GP, FLV videos for playing, editing, uploading or burning.
-Support ProRes/DNxHD/DVCPRO/AIC and other codecs for NLEs on Mac.
-Convert HD footages from Sony, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, JVC, etc.
-Convert any video and audio for multiple playback devices.

DVD Creator for Mac:
-Create playable DVD disc, DVD folder and DVD ISO from different file types.
-Make DVDs from TiVo, MTS, MOV, WMV, AVI, MPEG, MP4, MKV and more.
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