How to import or edit AVCHD .MTS files to Final Cut Pro X

With the new released Final Cut Pro X, many movies editing lovers are focusing on whether it can import AVCHD .MTS files to latest Final Cut Pro X directly and successfully, now let's go to the point.

FCPX claims 'Native AVCHD Support'. What does this mean?
In the older version before FCPX it uses the way to convert AVCHD to ProRes for editing on FCP.
This time, Final Cut Pro X will still not import a stand-alone AVCHD video file. But importing AVCHD still requires access to the original AVCHD camcorder, or a valid Camera Archive disk structure.

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 to FCPX Converter 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 AVCHD .MTS to Final Cut Pro X:

Step 1: Clicking "Add File" to import AVCHD .MTS to AVCHD to FCPX Converter.
add avchd mts to converter

Step 2: Set the FCPX output format, i.e. MOV.
avchd to fcpx 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.


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