How to Convert MTS/M2TS to ProRes 422 for FCP on Mac

These days, more and more people have their own camcorders to record some of the great moments in daily life. The recorded videos are usually saved in AVCHD MTS/M2TS file format, which can be played with ALLPlayer, MPlayer, VLC, PotPlayer and other media players. But there are still some problems, for example:

“Hey, I have some MTS footages recorded with my NXCAM NEX-FS100EK. Now I want to edit them with FCP on Mac. However, I can’t even import MTS videos to Final Cut Pro. What’s the problem? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!”

Well, this happens mainly because that MTS is not the preferred format by FCP 6/7/X. In fact, anyone who needs to edit MTS/M2TS videos in Final Cut Pro would usually run into such incompatibility problem. Luckily, Jihosoft Studio recently developed powerful Video Converter for Mac to help solve this problem. By using it, you can easily convert MTS to Apple ProRes 422 codec for FCP native editing.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Convert MTS to ProRes Codec on Mac

1. Free download the trial version of this MTS to ProRes Converter online, install and run it.
2. Load .mts or .m2ts videos to this program, you can preview the video just inside the software.
3. Choose Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format and adjust the output video settings.
4. Finally click the Convert button to start the conversion from M2TS to Apple ProRes on Mac.

More Knowledge about MTS/M2TS, Apple ProRes:

MTS and M2TS are both file extensions for the high definition digital video camera recorder format, AVCHD, jointly established by Sony and Panasonic Corporation. MTS/M2TS videos are usually produced by AVCHD camcorders like Panasonic HDC-TM700, HDC-HS700, HDC-SD700/SD600, Sony CX350, Sony CX550, Canon HF300, etc.

Apple ProRes is a high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. It is a line of intermediate codecs, which are intended for use during video editing, and not for practical end-user viewing. The Apple ProRes comes in five versions: Apple Prores 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444. By converting MTS to ProRes, you can enjoy the full benefits of Apple ProRes codec.

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