“What can I do to edit MTS videos from my Panasonic TM900 in 1080 60p in FCP X?
I am wondering what to do. I have several macs for editing – one is 10.6.11 and I I think one is 10.7 and I am trying to imput and edit footage into FCPX I have a lot of footages recorded by Panasonic Camera HDC TM900 which has MTS files and I shot on 1080/60P. What do I need to get to both be able to import them to FCP X for editing. Please let me know.”
“Can FCPX import AVCHD files directly, or do they still need to be converted first? I have MTS files from a Panasonic GH2 digital camera that are in AVCHD that are grayed out when I try to import them.”
MTS format is a high-definition video recording format used by many HD camcorders. These camcorders use MPEG-4 compression to store HD video data on SD cards or hard drives. The MTS video is one part of the AVCHD videos which support shoot HD recordings in 1080p definition.
For many mac users they really would like to purchase Final Cut Pro X but they would like to check one thing: if Final Cut Pro X will import .MTS AVCHD files. We understand the methods of importing into Final Cut but I don’t know if FC will work with these files. The truth comes that.
Final Cut Pro X contains improved, but not complete AVCHD support
Keep in mind that we can’t import .mts files directly from the Finder. If you navigate to them from the Import dialog, it will have them grayed out. FCPX doesn’t work with them directly, you must import MTS files directly from the camera, from a memory card (with the original file structure in place), or from a camera archive. But having to use camera archives is stupid.
The real way to import AVCHD.MTS to Final Cut Pro X
We just need a way with no require with ingest supported with additional software and no use camera archives method. So the AVCHD Converter for mac is recommended for you. It’s designed directly to convert AVCHD.MTS (1080p60/50 included)to FCPX supported formats MP4, MOV, DV. So no matter the AVCHD files are single .MTS files or directly from your camera, you can transfer it to FCPX compatible formats and directly import it to FCPX.
Quick guide on import MTS to Final Cut Pro X (Lion included):
Step 1: Clicking “Add File” to import AVCHD MTS to FCPX Converter Lion.
Step 2: Set the FCPX output format, i.e. MOV.
Step 3: Click “Start” to begin the conversion and you will get the destination files in the default folder.
Step 4: Choose the “Import” and “Files” options from under the File command at the top of the Final Cut Pro X window.