How to Use MTS Files in PluralEyes 3 on Mac OS X

Published on by Chris King

Check out the possible solutions to importing and syncing MTS files with Pluraleyes 3 on Mac OS X smoothly.

How to Use MTS Files in PluralEyes 3 on Mac OS X

Now I’m weird in that I have a really hard time when using MTS(AVCHD) files in Pluraleyes 3. MTS files are listed as a supported format in the Red Giant Pluraleyes help documentation, so I assume they should work. Yet I keep getting a "transcoding failed" error whenever I drop them into Pluraleyes 3's standalone GUI and click "sync". Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Searching in Google,I found some other guys also had the same problem... MTS appears to be supported, but the standalone app seems to choke on MTS files. So, is there any workaround to import and work MTS in Pluraleyes 3 on Mac OS X correctly? Digging further, some possible ways seems to turn out.

Solution 1: Make sure a proper workflow in PremierePro or Final Cut Pro X/7. It would be to import the MTS footage into the NLE rather than dragging files. Then send those imported files to PluralEyes and all should work.

Solution 2: PluralEyes doesn't really like MTS files: “PluralEyes 3 will sync audio but video preview is unavailable...” To resolve the issue, we’d better batch convert MTS files to ProRes, the most compatible format for PluralEye before we use it. With the help with Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac(See Top 3 MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Review), you can easily get the job done.

Guide: How to convert MTS to ProRes for using in PluralEyes

Step 1: After installing, run the MTS converter on your Mac. And then click “Add Video” or “Add From Folder” to locate and load your MTS files. You can also directly drag and drop your MTS videos to the program.

Note: Batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)

Step 2: Click the format bar, then move mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro” and select > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Step 3: Finally, click “Convert” button and your MTS files will be converted into ProRes .MOV files ready to be imported into PlurayEyes.

You’re done. Now importing and syncing MTS footage in PlurayEyes 3 as well as PlurayEyes 3/4 is pretty easy.

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