Convert MTS to ProRes for editing in FCP/iMovie/FCE
MTS is the format used most by HD cameras. A number of Sony and Panasonic cameras and some Canon cameras record videos in AVCHD MTS format. If you buy a low or middle-end HD Sony or Panasonic camera, there is a great probability that the camera records videos in MTS format.
Though MTS is widely used in cameras, it is not widely compatible with editing software such as iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc. In order to edit MTS in such programs, users need to convert MTS to some friendly formats first. Among the friendly formats of FCP, iMovie and FCE, ProRes is the best for its best quality. To convert MTS to ProRes, iOrgsoft MTS Converter for Mac is highly recommended here, which offers an easy but efficient solution to convert MTS footage to ProRes MOV with high video quality.
With this MTS to ProRes Converter, users can freely convert MTS to different Apple ProRes formats, including Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov). The below is how.
Guide on Converting MTS to ProRes
Load .MTS files
After downloading the MTS to Apple ProRes Converter, install and run it. For Mac user’s convenience, they can simply drag several video files to the program; or go to the “Add Files" button to import .MTS files.
Choose Apple PorRes as output format
Hit the format icon, the format list will show up.
Apple PorRes is one of the presets for FCP and iMovie. So, here you can go to "Final Cut Pro" column to choose your target ProRes formats.
Start MTS to ProRes Conversion
After you select the target output format, hit the “Convert" button to start converting MTS to ProRes MOV. During the conversion, a bar will show you the status for you to monitor the process. After finish converting, you can import the converted files to FCP, FCE or iMovie to edit smoothly.