Friday, September 6, 2013

Trouble on importing M2T into FCP, How to Get M2T files into Final Cut Pro (X)?

How to import your M2T files into FCP (X) if you've already copied the individual files to your Mac. Also a how to use M2T to FCP Converter to rewrap M2T files into FCP X friendly ProRes 422 mov files smoothly. The article is showing you.

What is M2T files?

M2T is High-definition video recording format used by many HD camcorders; commonly referred to as "HDV"; uses MPEG-2 compression to store HD video data on DV or MiniDV tapes; supports resolutions of 720p and 1080i.

There are many different digital video file types available out there, which can make file conversion difficult for the inexperienced. M2T files and MPG files are actually not completely dissimilar, as both are different types of MPEG2 video files. As a result, this is a much less complicated conversion than many other possible video conversions. If a quick file renaming trick doesn't work, there are many conversion programs available on the Internet. I'd like Pavtube Mac M2T to ProRes Converter

The native format of HDV isn't QuickTime, its .M2T. 

Anyway, while working on my latest book, I needed to batch convert .M2T files to FCP (X) compatible Formats. Apple Final Cut likes lots and lots of different files – but not .M2T.

This means that if someone captures an HDV file in another application, such as Adobe OnLocation or HDVSplit , then sends it to you, you'll need to batch transcode M2T to ProRes MOV before importing M2T to Final Cut Pro (X) for editing.

Note: You can not use QuickTime Player to preview an M2T file. The Finder displays it as a generic document icon.

Download Pavtube Mac M2T to ProRes 422 Converter
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Step 1. Load M2T files to Mac M2T to ProRes Converter.

Install and run Pavtube Mac M2T to ProRes Converter. Copy your M2T footages to Mac, Click "+" button to load your M2T file.

Tip: If you merge or combine various .m2t files into one file, click "Merge into one file".



Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV as output format for FCP.

When you'd like to specify an output format, you can choose "Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best video format for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac 10.8.


Step 3. Set best video and audio for FCP.

Click "Settings" if you want to further customize video and audio parameters such as video codec, audio codec, frame rate, bit rate, video size, audio channels etc. Do not forget to click on "OK" to confirm your settings. In Export to box you could specify destination for the converted file.

Tips: You can click "Edit" button to perform edit functions such as crop, trim, flip, effect, watermark and audio replace. To eliminate interlacing effect, simply check Deinterlacing box under Effect tab.

If you don't want "3D effect", please click on the pull down menu, choose "none".

Step 4: Start converting M2T to ProRes 422 MOV.

Click on "Convert" button to start Conversion. The converter will generate MOV file with admirable video quality. The M2T files are HD video with huge file size, so the conversion of M2T to ProRes MOV may cost lots of time. You can set auto shutdown before conversion starts.

After conversion you can click the "Open" button to locate converted files and load the ProRes MOV files to FCP (X), then you are able to edit M2T footage in FCP 6/7 or FCP X freely.

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