Can Canon MTS videos be supported by Final Cut Pro? In this article, we will give you the tips how to import and edit Canon AVCHD MTS files in FCP 7/X without any problem.
Most of Canon AVCHD camcorders are compact, high-performance professional camcorder, which feature both MP4 (up to 35 Mbps) and AVCHD (up to 28 Mbps) codecs at up to 1080/60p resolution for virtually blur-free, high-quality capture of fast-moving subjects. You should have been satisfied with them until you meet the ingesting problem while importing Canon AVCHD footage to FCP 7/X for further editing, as some Canon users encountered below:
“Got a lot of AVCHD videos from Canon and planed to editing these videos in FCP 7. However, the problem is that FCP can not support such format well. What I got was a video without audio. How can I edit Canon AVCHD videos in FCP? Thank you for any tip!”
Why Final Cut Pro refused opening AVCHD footage?
Reason One: FCP won’t recognize .MTS files without the complete folder structure. If you’ve only copied some separate video files from your Canon camcorder without keeping the BDMV folder within the AVCHD folder, you will fail when attempting to import them to FCP 6/7 or the FCP X.
Reason Two: If some related files like .cpi, .mpl for particular .mts videos were deleted by accident, or not copied from the camcorder, FCP will import some videos only, with others not.
Reason Three: AVCHD files are recorded in 1080/60p AVCHD or 1080/50p, which is not well supported by FCP yet.
Reason Four: Your computer environment limited you to do so or some unknown reason.
Therefore, in order to open Canon MTS videos in FCP 7/X easily, you’d better encode the MTS format to Apple ProRes first, the most compatible video codec for FCP. Here Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac can help you deal with Canon AVCHD files into most NLEs including FCP, iMovie, Avid, Premiere and more. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to Change Canon AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes
Step 1: Install and run the Mac MTS to FCP Converter, you can click “Add Video” button (or “Add from folder”) to load AVCHD MTS source files.
Step 2: Click on “Format” bar and set a FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to “Follow Final Cut Pro” template and “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format.
Tip: Go to the “Settings” page to customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing.
Step 3: Tap “Convert” to start converting Canon AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes 422 codec. After conversion just click the “Open” button to locate converted video files for FCP 7/X post-production seamlessly.