How to Easily Transcode MTS to ProRes 422

This guide will show you how to easily and quickly convert MTS to ProRes 422 on Mac OS X(Yosemite/Mavericks) for further editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

Final Cut Pro comes with the ability to stabilize shaky clips exported from your camera or camcorder. But if you’re an experienced iMovie user, you may learn that it is not so easy to import MTS files into Final Cut Pro(FCP X) for editing. You may run into incompatibility issue or can’t edit MTS files smoothly after taking some time for importing MTS to FCP. 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. To fix these problems, the easy workaround is to convert MTS to ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., which is a appropriate format for smooth editing in Mac. For this purpose, the guide will show you how to transcode MTS files to ProRes easily and quickly.

To do the MTS to ProRes conversion for FCP, Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, M2TS to ProRes in simple clicks of mouse. If you’re facing problems editing AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, M2T files with Final Cut Pro (FCP X included), chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from its official site.

Guide: How to convert MTS to Apple ProRes 422 in simple clicks

Step 1: After installing, run the MTS to ProRes converter on your Mac. And then click “Add Video” or “Add From Folder” to locate and load your MTS files. You can also directly drag and drop your MTS videos to the program.

Note: Batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

Step 2: Click the format bar, then move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro” and select > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Tip: You can customize the video/audio settings for Final Cut Pro: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60fps videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50fps videos).

Step 3: Finally, click “Convert” button and your MTS files will be converted into ProRes .MOV files ready to be imported into FCP.

You’re done. Now importing and editing MTS files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 is flawless.

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