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December 16, 2011 at 10:14 PM #email@example.comParticipant
I am at my wits end, I cannot seem to find any information on how I can take the 100’s on .mts files I have and convert them to .mov files to use in FCP7.
In the past I have used mpeg streamclip, but that is because I did not have to keep the 1920×1080 specs, I was able to go lower. However for this project, I have to keep it at 1920×1080, h.264.
I have read on other posts conversion programs that cost $500, I can’t afford to do that. I have Toast 10, I can’t figure out how to convert to let it save on a hard drive, it only wants to output to a DVD.
Please help. I need to get this footage transferred this weekend.
December 16, 2011 at 11:19 PM #186292RobParticipant
MPEG Streamclip can export 1920X1080, though. So I don’t understand why you still can’t use that program. Also, work with ProRes files in FCP, not H.264.
If MPEG Streamclip really isn’t working for you, have you tried Compressor?
December 17, 2011 at 1:38 PM #firstname.lastname@example.orgParticipant
Apple’s program, “Compressor,” should work. It used to come bundled with Final Cut Pro 7 as part of the purchased program suite (with “Motion”, “Color”, etc.).
Are there problems using “Compressor”??
September 13, 2012 at 9:00 PM #204065xw227751Member
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January 12, 2013 at 3:10 PM #205625skyy38Participant
Have you tried Windows Live Movie Maker?
January 16, 2013 at 9:28 PM #205699FreebirdsParticipant
To solve the problem, one solution is to convert the your file to FCP compatible format (MEPG4 and H.264). As far as I know, you could try DVDFab and macx dvd ripper pro. Which one is better, you’ll see.
January 21, 2013 at 11:22 AM #205773
January 21, 2013 at 1:09 PM #205775MiKeParticipant
Save yourself a lot of grief and go with "ClipWrap"… was in the same situation you are in, found this software, and it works like a charm… really fast and can do batch processing… $50 I believe, but well worth it. you won't be disapointed.
December 11, 2013 at 6:10 PM #209356LisaWuParticipant
I have the same problem as you before, but when I use the MTS/M2TS Converter which recommended by my friend, I solve the problem easily. I hope this also can solve your problem.
December 12, 2013 at 7:45 AM #209360gldnearsMember
I still don't understand why so many people insist on using FCP which apparently can't handle almost all native camera formats w/o some sort of conversion!
December 26, 2013 at 6:04 PM #209438amandasakulaParticipant
I also had the problem, all my mts file can not imported into fcp for editing. Finally, I have tried this https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/firecoresoft-video-converter/id696579090 to convert mts file to mov, then it can imported into fcp. You also can try it.
December 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM #209440ChrisParticipant
The best converter for your files would be Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate or the smaller FREE version. Google this one and you will never need another converter utility again. It's awesome!!
January 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM #209468hudsonbParticipant
I'm assuming your referrencing the C100. If so, you can just use FCP7s Log and Transfer to import the MTS files and convert to, say, ProRes.
January 15, 2014 at 8:00 PM #209562jadenParticipant
You can use MTS converter software or convert the your file to FCP compatible format (MEPG4 and H.264).
March 24, 2014 at 12:02 AM #210097epuborpromangerParticipantFree open resource FFmpeg is the only software project to convert MTS to editable QuicktimeMOV files for Apple Final Cut Pro. But you should know some computer command. For example, if you want convert the file to .AVI, there is a bunch of complex code “ffmpeg -i INPUT.MTS -vcodec libxvid -b 18000k -acodec libmp3lame -deinterlace -ab 192k -s 1280×720 -r 50 OUTPUT.avi” which you should know.As a DV photographer, I purchased Sony HDR-AX2000 which creates MTS files that can't be read directly by FCP. But I am lack of skilled computer program instructions. It couldn't seem to pick a correct encodings to get the audio and video to stay in sync.How to Convert MTS Files to Editable Quicktime MOV
March 26, 2014 at 9:46 PM #210127
July 27, 2016 at 1:48 AM #214296VIDEOParticipant
Updated to Final Cut Pro X. FCP X supports AVCHD natively via the import method, as long as it is in a MOV wrapper.
Learn more from How to Import Video into Final Cut Pro X: http://video-experts-lab.over-blog.com/2016/07/import-video-into-final-cut-pro-x-guide-2-codecs.html
January 21, 2013 at 10:21 AM #205772johnnymikeParticipant
Pavtube makes an MTS converter for $29. It will convert to most codecs including ProRes and h264.
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