Open Canon XA30 AVCHD .mts files in Final Cut Pro X

Don’t know how to transfer Canon XA30 AVCHD .mts files to FCP X for editing? This article will teach you how to. Read on.

Canon XA30 captures AVCHD up to 1920×1080 video at 23.98p, 29.97p, 59.94p, and 59.94i frame rates. AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolutions. The problem is that the advanced compression method of H.264 is not so friendly for editing software including Final Cut Pro (X). Below, we will outline how to import MTS files from Canon XA30 to FCP for further editing without any issue. Keep reading.

As one of the most popular non-linear editing systems, FCP X allows for film editing, uncompressed standard definition (SD) video and high definition (HD) editing and finishing. Currently, the best supported format for FCP X is Apple ProRes. Therefore, if you transfer Canon XA30 MTS files into FCP X for editing, you’d better get a professional third party program to change MTS to ProRes codec. Here you can get Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to achieve the goal effortlessly.

It helps users to transcode Canon XA30 AVCHD MTS files to the optimal preset profiles for Final Cut Pro (Apple ProRes), Avid Media Composer (DNxHD), Adobe Premiere Pro (MPEG-2), iMovie (AIC) and more. And if you wanna get Apple ProRes codec on Windows, please turn to Brorsoft MTS Converter. Download the software on computer and follwo the guide below to start conversion.

Convert Canon XA30 MTS clip to Apple ProRes for FCP

1: You need to install and run the Mac MTS Converter and load your Canon XA30 .mts files to it by clicking “Add” button. Or you can drag&drop the files into the program directly.

2: Click on the Format box and select a proper format in dropdown-list. To import XA30 videos to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7, you are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” format for Final Cut Pro.

3: Adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

4: Finally, tap “Convert” button to start the Canon XA30 MTS conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion finished, you can smoothly edit the converted MTS files in FCP perfectly.

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Freely Transfer Panasonic AG-DVX200 MTS videos to FCP 7/X

How to load Panasonic AG-DVX200 AVCHD .mts to FCP 7 and FCP X on macOS High Sierra? This article offers you a simple way to edit Panasonic MTS videos in Final Cut Pro.


Recorded an hour long clip on my Panasonic AG-DVX200 recently. When importing the AVCHD clip to FCP X, I get the error, “Import Failed” “Stream Error at: blah blah blah”.

I’ve tried a number of things:
– ClipWrap will not convert the file.
– MPEG Streamclip does not do AVCHD files.
– I was able to import first half of the file (up to the glitch) with FCPX. However, I can’t import any other selection of the second half without the same error.

Did you ever meet such issue while dealing with Panasonic DVX200 MTS videos in FCP? Well, don’t blame the Final Cut Pro, the “Import from Camera…” option works just like “Log and Transfer”. The thing is, even FCP X does not work with the Canon or Panasonic AVCHD codec. As far as I know, to solve those problems, the most important piece of the equation is that transcoding AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro native format (Apple ProRes encoded .mov is highly recommended). Along with some help from the MTS Converter for Mac, it can be done.

What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac which has Final Cut Pro native profile with five types of ProRes codecs- ProRes 422, ProRes 422(LT), ProRes 422(HQ), ProRes 422(proxy), ProRes 444. And it allows you freely change the video and audio parameters as you need. Of course, other codecs for NLEs are supplied such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere .etc. If you wanna get ProRes codec on PC, Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version is your first choice. Now download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Open Panasonic DVX200 MTS videos in Final Cut Pro

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 DVX200.

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 DVX200 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 AG-DVX200 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.

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Guide on Editing Panasonic Lumix GH2 MTS videos in FCP

This article will discuss how to import and edit Panasonic Lumix GH2 MTS videos to FCP without plugin.

I had an old camera-Panasonic Lumix GH2, almost 6 years. As far as I know, it captured videos in MTS format. It has been at least 6 years since I have imported Panasonic Lumix GH2 MTS videos to FCP for editing. Today, I tried to transfer the MTS videos into FCP X, the FCP X crashed. My question is – what do I need to do with the video from Panasonic GH2 to FCP X editing?

As far as I know, the editing process should be simple if you get a third party program to encode Panasonic GH2 MTS files to ProRes in advance. There are a lot of programs online for you to choose like MPEG StreamClip, Handbrake .etc. After testing, I finally chose Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac (macOS High Sierra included).

The program can easily and quickly rewrap/transcode Panasonic mts to ProRes .mov ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP. Besides FCP, it also can help you convert MTS videos from Canon/Sony/JVC .etc to other codecs for editing in NLEs, such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere and so on. Now download it on computer and follow the step-by-step tutorial below to figure out Panasonic MTS/M2TS Final Cut Pro problem.
By the way, its Windows version also offers ProRes codec.

How to Convert Panasonic Lumix GH2 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP

1: Launch the Mac Panasonic MTS Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the Panasonic GH2 .mts videos. You can also directly drag&drop the files into the program.

2: Go to “Format” column and choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac.

Tip: You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.

3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcoding Panasonic V520 MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import HC-V520 footage to FCP X for editing with best quality.

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Panasonic HC-V770 MTS no sound in FCP X-Fixed

No audio output while importing Panasonic HC-V770 MTS clips to FCP X? This article will teach you how to freely edit Panasonic HC-V770 MTS videos in FCP X.

After upgrading to macOS High Sierra, recently Final Cut has stopped playing audio within MTS files, though it can be played well in QuickTime, VLC, etc. I saw a lot of users encountered such issues like me while importing MTS files to FCP.

“Hi. Please whenever I import my footage from Pansonic HC-V770 MTS to FCP X for editing, all i get is the video, no video at all. Even when i try to play it from monitor source, still no audio. But when i import to CS4, CS5 I get audio. Please help”

I have solved the issue, there was some kind of audio app called Perian running in the System Preferences which was causing issues with Final Cut audio. I am still experiencing instability with the program, but at least the audio now works as before. If you have Perian installed try disabling it in System Preferences/Perian. Also, uncheck the box to automatically update the program.

Next open Final Cut, Click Final Cut Pro in the menu bar and select Preferences.
Select General, Audio Units and click Validate on next Launch.
Quit Final Cut, re-open and try to import your footage. After doing this, it worked for me.

If you still can not get the audio output, you’d better get a third party program to encode Panasonic HC-V770 MTS to ProRes for FCP X editing. What I am recommended is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac.

With it, you can easily transcode Panasonic HC-V770 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro on Mac within few clicks. Besides Apple ProRes codec, it also offers optimized codecs for other NLEs such as MPEG-2 for Premiere, DNxHD for Avid, AIC for iMovie and more. If you are a PC user, pls turn to Brorsoft MTSConverter windows version. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Edit  Panasonic HC-V770 MTS files in FCP X

Step 1: Download, install and launch the best Panasonic MTS to ProRes Converter to import your .mts/.m2ts footages to it.

Step 2: Click format bar to choose “Apple ProRes” codec for AVCHD videos. You are provided with five Apple ProRes options listed as below. You can choose a proper one that fit your needs best according to the main difference of the five ProRes codecs. You’re recommended to choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, it’s best for FCP editing.

Step 3: You can click settings button in the main interface to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc, customize the parameters as you want.

Step 4: Hit “Convert” button to start transcoding Panasonic HC-V770 MTS to Apple ProRes codec on Mac OS X. This conversion process will finish soon. Afterwards, click the “Open” button to locate the output files and import to FCP X/7/6.

In this way, you can easily import and edit your Panasonic HC-V770 AVCHD video files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with ProRes codec smoothly.

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How to Change AVCHD MTS to ProRes for FCP editing

Wanna import AVCHD MTS videos to FCP with Apple ProRes codec? This article will teach you how to convert .mts/.m2ts files to ProRes.

One of the most common questions that I get from people regarding the breed of HD-DSLR cameras is “What’s your post-workflow of AVCHD with FCP?”

“Hi guys, I shot something with the .mts format via Canon. My understanding is that AVCHD is extremely compressed. Do I need to encode AVCHD to FCP  friendly format so that I can edit AVCHD .mts videos in FCP?”

Simply put – all you need to do is to convert the native footage from the Canon, Sony, Panasonic .etc from the AVC H.264 format to a format that your computer and software will support. For me it’s simple given that I work with Final Cut Studio – Apple’s ProRes codec. What this means is that I simply convert the AVCHD footage to ProRes, the higher quality (and less compressed) codec with a professional third party program-Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac.

With it, you can easily transcode AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro on Mac within few clicks. Besides Apple ProRes codec, it also offers optimized codecs for other NLEs such as MPEG-2 for Premiere, DNxHD for Avid, AIC for iMovie and more. If you are a PC user, pls turn to Brorsoft MTS Converter windows version. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Change AVCHD .mts to ProRes

Step 1: Download, install and launch the best MTS to ProRes Converter to import your .mts/.m2ts footages to it.

Step 2: Click format bar to choose “Apple ProRes” codec for AVCHD videos. You are provided with five Apple ProRes options listed as below. You can choose a proper one that fit your needs best according to the main difference of the five ProRes codecs. You’re recommended to choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, it’s best for FCP editing.

Step 3: You can click settings button in the main interface to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc, customize the parameters as you want.

Step 4: Hit “Convert” button to start transcoding AVCHD to Apple ProRes codec on Mac OS X. This conversion process will finish soon. Afterwards, click the “Open” button to locate the output files and import to FCP X/7/6.

In this way, you can easily import and edit your AVCHD video files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with ProRes codec smoothly.

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AVCHD VS ProRes-Encode MTS to ProRes

This article offers the comparison between AVCHD and ProRes and tells you how to encode AVCHD video format to Apple ProRes codec.

AVCHD and Apple’s ProRes codec family are becoming the common formats in production and postproduction, but how much do you really know about AVCHD and ProRes? This article will offers the comparison between AVCHD and ProRes.

There is a video in YouTube which does side by side comparisons. In this video, many people totally confused that it seems to be that ProRes has quality loss.

In fact, ProRes like Apple ProRes HQ looks better, in terms of quality and especially in motion. AVCHD loses “detail” (mosquito noise”) due to compression. Plus, your CPU will thank you for not having to deal with AVCHD compression during color and VFX work. For most of time, we’d better transcode AVCHD to ProRes is because it’s far less taxing for your computer to edit.

The more compressed a format is (AVCHD/H.264 = very compressed!) the more horsepower it takes to edit, because your computer has to spend processing power uncompressing that file. ProRes is not very compressed at all, so it makes an ideal editing format. There are a lot of programs online for you to choose to encode AVCHD videos into ProRes codec. What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac (Windows version).

With it, you not only can convert AVCHD (MTS) videos to FCP (X) with preset Final Cut Pro output profiles Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes(LT), Apple ProRes(Proxy), Apple ProRes 4444, but also can transcode AVCHD videos Mac(Avid Media Composer, iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro) compatible format.

Tips for AVCHD to ProRes conversion with AVCHD Converter
1. Join files: Tick the box “Merge into one” on the main interface.
2. Edit files: “3D” edit button will help you to trim, crop, add watermark of videos before conversion.
3. Adjust parameters: In “Settings” page, you can adjust parameter including Video Size, Video&Audio bitrate, Frame rate .etc before conversion.