How to Import MTS/M2TS Files to Final Cut Pro on Mac
Have some interesting footage in your HD camcorder in MTS/M2TS and got some creative ideas to make your own stunning Hollywood style movie? You might have thought of Final Cut Pro. Yes, it is an ideal app to edit videos. To edit MTS/M2TS footage saved in your HD camcorder, you need to import files in MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro firstly. This is a tutorial which tells you how to import HD camcorder videos to FCP for editing on Mac OS X like Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard.
When HD camcorder video is compatible with Final Cut Pro
1. Connect HD camcorder to your Mac, and it shows up as a drive on the desktop
2. Hit Cmd-Shift-8 to open the Log and Transfer window (FCP 6 or above)
3. The clips in HD camcorder will be ready for being imported to FCP for editing
When HD camcorder videos are not recognizable by Final Cut Pro
If the MTS/M2TS files grey out when you try to import them to FCP, you need to convert them to FCP friendly formats. Of course, to do the video conversion, you need a professional app. Here the professional MTS to FCP Video Converter for Mac is strongly recommended. With it, just in a few clicks you could successfully upload HD videos to FCP.
Note: This MTS Video Converter for Mac Supports MTS/M2TS files from a variety of HD camcorders like: Canon VIXIA HF200, Canon FS200, Canon VIXIA HFS100, Canon VIXIA HG21, Panasonic HDC-HS300, Panasonic HDC-HS20, Sony HDR-CX100, Sony DCR-SR47, JVC GZ-HD40, JVC GZ-HD10 etc.
Add MTS files to the program
Drag and drop M2TS/MTS files to the program. Or go to "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the M2TS/MTS files you want to add. See the interface above, if you want to merge several video clips into a long video clip, just check "Merge".
Select an output video format
When it comes to choosing the output format for these target videos, you have several options. You can choose Final Cut Pro friendly format, like MP4, as the output format. Or directly choose "Final Cut Pro". The app has already optimized the video settings for FCP.
Note: If you just want to import certain segments of the MTS/M2TS clips for editing, you can trim the clip before conversion.
Start to convert MTS/M2TS clips to Final Cut Pro.
Click the "Convert" button to convert these recorded HD videos to FCP friendly formats on the Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard included). Just in a second, it is done. Then you can import these videos to Final Cut Pro.
This smart MTS to FCP Video Converter for Mac can automatically switch off the computer when the conversion is done, so you don't need to wait around during the conversion. iSkysoft MTS to FCP Video Converter for Mac does the video conversion like a charm and the output files will maximally preserve the quality of your original MTS/M2TS clips. Now you can import the output files to FCP to create your own masterpiece.