How to import 3D AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro(X)

Published on by Chris King

Can't import 3D AVCHD footage into Final Cut Pro? Can’t play or edit 3D MTS videos smoothly in FCP X/7 smoothly? Keep reading for a brief how-to.

How to import 3D AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro(X)

Final Cut Pro offers real-time performance for more than 150 filters and effects. It's an amazing tool for Mac users. But what if you got some 3D AVCHD to FCP from Sony TD10, DEV-5, Sony DSC-WX30, JVC GY-HMZ1U, Panasonic AG-3DA1 or other 3D camcorders? Can Final Cut Pro support 3D MTS files? Well, in this page, I aim to share a solution to editing 3D AVCHD MTS footage in Final Cut Pro(X) on Mac quickly and easily.

Then, how about the 3D AVCHD and Final Cut Pro compatibility? According to our experience and other user's feedback, the recent version FCP X still cannot support 3D AVCHD well. We found that Apple does not build in stereoscopic (3D) editing tools in FCP X. So it is difficult for these camcorder users to edit these 3D AVCHD videos in FCP X. So, how to solve the problem? Don’t worry. Here I introduce one cool tool Brorsoft 3D AVCHD Converter for Mac to you to help you import 3D MTS to FCP X as well as Final Cut Pro 6/7.

Overall, this professional app helps you import native 3D stereoscopic AVHCD footage(2D as well) and export Apple ProRes 422 encoded .mov video, which can be imported to Final Cut Pro 7 and X without rendering. Plus, this Mac MTS Converter also provides optimal presets for iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc, ensuring smooth editing with various video editing programs on Mac OS X. With it, you can also convert 3D MTS to 2D MOV, AVI, MP4, FLV, MPG, etc file types to meet your needs. Below is the step-by-step guide for you.

How to Convert 3D .MTS to ProRes MOV for FCP

Step 1: Launch and run the 3D MTS to FCP Converter; click the "Add" button on the top of the main interface to load source videos to the software.

Step 2: Click “Format” bar and set “Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead.

Step 3:(optional) Click “Edit” icon to start video editing with your 3D files. The supporting editing function of this 3D MTS files handling tool includes the cropping frame size, trimming the length, adding watermark, and so on.

Step 4: Hit the convert button to start transcoding 3D AVCHD .mts/m2ts files to ProRes for FCP on Mac OS X.

After the conversion process bar at 100%, you can click the "Open" icon to locate the output ProRes files. Now importing converted 3D MTS files to Final Cut Pro X for editing becomes simple and smooth.

Editor's Notes:

1. If you want to get a 3D output video for playback on your 3D device, you can click Format > 3D and then choose a proper 3D format like “MOV Anaglyph 3D Video(*.mov)” as the target format.

2. Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac can also supprot convert 3D/2D MTS to Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and more NLEs. Just choose a decnet output format to simplify your editing process.

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