Showing posts with label Import MTS to FCP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Import MTS to FCP. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tips on Loading AVCHD MTS Videos on Mac (FCP, Avid, Premiere)

As long as we mention about AVCHD MTS files, we have to firstly pay attention to MTS file structure. If you’re working with AVCDHD files then these helpful tips should assist with any kinks in your workflow. The most important thing to remember with any digital card format is to copy the entire card, as this will maintain the folder/file structure that a lot of non-linear editing applications need to work with the files such as FCPAvid or Premiere Pro, etc.

Several popular editing apps for AVCHD MTS files:

1 .Avid Media Composer
An incredibly detailed step by step guide to ingesting AVCHD media into Avid Media Composer is allowed here. For visual learners, open the AMA workflow using AVCHD media:

2. Adobe Premiere Pro.
Importing your AVCHD files into Adobe Premiere is incredibly simple – you just drag and drop them into the bin and you’re done. If you’re looking for a document on the ins and outs of working with AVCHD media and the Adobe suite of programs check out this handy official paper.

3. To FCPX.
When importing .MTS files into FCPX it’s important to remember to go to ”Import from Camera > Open Archive” rather than going straight to ”Import”.

4. Final Cut Pro 7
It is pretty straight forward to work with AVCHD files in FCP7 – just copy the card structure to your hard drive and then ingest via Log and Transfer. Set the transcode codec in the preferences cog of Log and Transfer.

Free Apps for Converting AVCHD MTS files.

1.Re-wrap in Quicktime Pro X: Apparently you can simply use Quicktime Pro X on Mountain Lion to re-wrap your AVCHD media out of its .MTS wrapper and into a friendly .mov wrapper (keeping the internal H.264 codec that was inside the .MTS file all along).  As I’m still on Snow Leopard I can’t check this for myself but Apple talks about it here

2. Media Converter: This free app  lets you batch re-wrap .mts files into QuickTime H.264 .mov with uncompressed audio.

Paid MTS Converter for AVCHD MTS files.(Strongly suggested!)

Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac, a comprehensive converter offering you so many video formats including: FCP best supported Apple ProRes, Avid best supported DNxHD mov or Adobe best supported mpg, wmv and mov. Some starting steps are also followed here:

Import your AVCHD MTS files correctly with ‘Add Video’ or ‘Add From Folder’Click ‘Format bar’ to choose your best format we mentioned above.

’Settings’ button is also offered for you.’ Video size, bitrates or frame rate’

Then ‘Convert’ to start you conversion.

The AVCHD Folder ‘Cannot Open’ Error.
If you’ve ever run into the situation where you get a ”Cannot Open” message from Mac OSX while using a NAS (network-attached storage) device or a case sensitive disk, then this 

Read More:

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Play MTS on Smart TV (Windows and Mac Solutions)
Top 5 MTS/M2TS Video Editors for Mac
Top 5 MTS/M2TS Video Editors for Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, etc)
Fix Choppy Issues When Importing AVCHD Files to FCP
Join and Convert MTS/M2TS Files for playing with VLC Player
How to Convert 3D AVCHD MTS to 3D Tablet for Watching?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Convert Sony HVR-Z5U MTS to Apple ProRes 422 for editing in FCP

This article will show you how to easily transcode Sony HVR-Z5U MTS footage to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP editing; it also support to output compatible format for playback on Mac or portable devices all at your needs.
“I’m a videographer and editor. Recently I replace my camera with a new Sony Z5U and shoot some pretty good videos. The ultimate usage is to edit in FCP and use in a video contest in our town. So my question is, is there any easy, reliable work flow of file transferring process from my Sony Z5U to my Mac and Final Cut Pro?”

You may also encounter the problems above after shooting videos in summer vacation, festivals, holidays, or any special days for you and your family. Surely we shoot the most valuable moments that shinning in our memories, and we always want it to be flawless. In this case, it could become important to edit in NLE programs like Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, iMovie and so on; but the mts footage we shot are not supported by the editing programs or Mac natively.

So How to convert Sony HVR-Z5U MTS to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro?

The Mac Sony MTS to ProRes Converter is such a powerful MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes converter program which works well by allowing you to convert MTS files from Sony Z5U to Final Cut Pro editable format on Mac.

Simply follow this guide and learn how to accomplish this within a few clicks.

1. Connect your Sony Z5U to Mac and keep it on. Click the top left two icon to load the whole AVCHD folder, or load the mts videos inside.

Follow AVCHD>BDMV>STREAM to locate the mts videos; attached the screenshot:

2. Choose Apple ProRes as output format.

Click “Format” and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)” as the best video codec for FCP.

There are other four presets for ProRes: Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy and Apple ProRes 4444. Usually the ProRes 422 HQ has better video quality than ProRes 422 and could meet your needs.

3. Click Settings to customize video size, bitrate, frame rate and other specs.

4. Click the “Convert” button to start converting Sony HVR-Z5U MTS to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP on Mac OS X. There’s no need to wait in from of computer, the Mac Sony MTS to ProRes Converter will keep running and shut down computer for you automatically.

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