This post is written for people who are looking for a solution to transcode AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts) files to DVCPRO HD codec for use in Final Cut Pro version 6, 7 or the most recent FCP X.
In some cases, videographers need to transcode AVCHD footage with file extension of .mts or .m2ts to DVCPRO HD format for post production work in Final Cut Pro, that’s where an AVCHD to DVCPRO HD Converter comes in. Actually, there are some transcoders out there on the market claimed to have ability to turn AVCHD files to DVCPRO HD format for use in Final Cut. The thing is that not all of them could generate video files with acceptable quality. If your concerns are ease of use and excellent quality, we would recommend HD Video Converter for Mac, a versatile converter app that is able to convert 4K, 2K, Full HD 1080p/1080i, HD 720p and SD video files in format of AVCHD, MTS, M2T, M2TS, TS, MXF, MKV, H.264, P2 MXF, AVI, MP4, WMV, MOV, M4V, etc. to any formats you request. Best of all, it is fully compatible with the most recent Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Here in this post, we would like to present how to use this third party converter to rewrap MTS/M2TS files to DVCPRO HD for use in FCP (X).
First of all, you can download a demo version to see if it is able to do what you want.
[Guide] How to transcode AVCHD to DVCPRO HD for FCP editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional MTS to DVCPRO HD Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘DVCPRO HD (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP
From the ‘Profile’ list, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select a ‘DVCPRO HD (*.mov)’ profile as target format. In addition to DVCPRO HD format, you can also choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for use in FCP.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start M2TS to DVCPRO HD MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated DVCPRO HD QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.
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