Open Panasonic HC-V180 MTS videos in Final Cut Pro

Looking for a simple way to edit Panasonic HC-V180 MTS videos in Final Cut Pro? This article will teach you how to do. Keep reading.

Final Cut Pro updated to X is designed to work with a wide range of video devices, including professional video cameras, digital still cameras, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can also import and edit footage from a variety of 360° cameras. But it is still not stable on supporting MTS videos on Panasonic HC-V180. How to import Panasonic HC-V180 AVCHD files to FCP? the best way is to convert Panasonic HC-V180 AVCHD MTS video to FCP natively supported codec or format.

From Final Cut Pro product page, you will find that Apple ProRes codec MOV format is native editing codec for FCP, with this editing codec and format, you won’t have any importing or editing problems. So there are a lot of users choose to use Apple ProRes codec for editing, especially AVCHD camcorder users.

What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac which is one of the best AVCHD MTS converter on the market. There are many optimized formats in the software, for example, it has native output formats Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, AIC codec for iMovie, etc. it can also convert AVCHD MTS files to Android tablets, Android smartphones, iPhone, iPad, HDTVs, etc. If you are a PC user and wanna get ProRes codec on Windows, here Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version is your first choice. Now, let’s start conversion.

How to Import Panasonic HC-V180 MTS to FCP

Step One: 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 from Panasonic HC-V180.

Step Two: Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

Tip: Go to “Settings” page and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate.

Step Three: Finally, tap “Convert” button to start converting Panasonic HC-V180 AVCHD videos to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro on Mac. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

When the conversion finished, check the generated ProRes .mov video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to edit your Panasonic HC-V180 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.

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Solution-Convert MTS files to ProRes 422

The guide tells you how to convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 codec so that you can edit MTS files in FCP with ProRes codec.

“I am editing two streams of footage shot on a Canon Vixia HF M41 and a Canon XA10. I’m editing in FCP X and what I wondering is whether anything useful is accomplished by transcoding the MTS files into ProRes codec 442 or any of ProRes codecs?”

Highly compressed H.264 codec of AVCHD format makes FCP hard to deal with during video editing. Instead, ProRes, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc., is a appropriate format for smooth editing on Mac. (Refer to AVCHD vs ProRes) That’s the reason why so many editors are willing to encode MTS video format to Apple ProRes 422 before editing.

To convert MTS to ProRes 422 quickly and easily, Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is highly recommended. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can do batch conversion from AVCHD to ProRes in a minute. If you wanna get ProRes codec on PC, Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version is your first choice. Here’s how to do it.

How to Transcode MTS to ProRes 422

Step One: Click “Add” button to import MTS videos to the program or you can directly drag&drop the files into the program.

Step Two: Go to the “Format”bar and get the dropdown menu, then choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444″ as the output format.

Tip: Go to “Settings” page to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels if it does not meet your demands.

Step Three: Tap Convert button to start transcoding MTS to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro instantly.

The conversion will be finished soon. After that you can transfer your MTS clips into Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly on Mac with ease.

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Import and Edit .MTS in FCP with ProRes codec on macOS Sierra

This article will discuss how to edit .MTS videos in FCP 6/7/X with ProRes codec on macOS Sierra. Keep reading.

Q: “I have hours of HD footage acquired on a Sony Handycam. Resulting files are in the .MTS format. Thought MPEG Streamclip could convert them to ProRes for editing in FCP. It doesn’t. How can I convert the original .MTS files to ProRes? Thanks in advance, guys.”

The reason why convert MTS to ProRes?

Well, this happens mainly because that MTS is not the preferred format by FCP 6/7/X. MTS format is highly compressed by H.264 codec, which is very hard to deal with during the editing process. What’s more, if you got a corrupted AVCHD structure, the only solution to importing MTS to Final Cut Pro is to convert MTS files to ProRes as FCP can’t recognize single MTS, M2TS video.

How to Convert MTS to ProRes for FCP 6/7/X on macOS Sierra

Before transferring MTS videos into FCP for further editing, you’d better encode MTS to ProRes in advance. Here Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is highly recommended to you which is the best MTS Converter for Canon/Panasonic/Sony/JVC MTS footage.

With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS files to ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 444, which will create a Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 friendly file format keeping the original quality. Besides FCP, this software can also export DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Element, Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, FCE and more NLE systems for native editing. If you wanna get ProRes codec on PC, Brorsoft MTS Converter is designed for you. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

Step 1: Click “Add” button to load your source MTS files. Or you can simply drag&drop the files into the program directly.

Step 2: Go to “Format” bar to choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format for FCP.

If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to adjust audio and video parameters as you like.

Step 3: Tap “Convert” button to start MTS to FCP conversion on macOS Sierra. After conversion, click “Open” folder to find converted footage for importing to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.