3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 9:23 AM by Tom Wolsky
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Easy way to import MTS or MOV Files Canon AVCHD into Final Cut Pro without losing the quality in the m4v or using other converyers to find a useavable format for MAC?


Final Cut Pro X, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (111,340 points)

    Properly archived AVCHD media imports into FCP using the import function. There is no quality loss and no conversion.

  • Rookie Editor Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Tom,

     

    I may not fully understand the corrcet options for properly archived AVCHD media imports, but I have seen several inputs from my Canon MTS files into iMovie/FCP with signifigant down grade in quality.  I could be doing somehting wrong and it may be my error, but there is a significant quality issue from viewing the original Canon MTS files I am working with in VLC or another viewer and then after the input into the Apple Applications.

     

    I am using AVCHD Video files taken from a friends Canon VIXIA HF G10 camera and cannot input them directly to any of the Apple Products at this time.  I was told that I needed to convert the files to a format that Apple's programs can read?  I have tried several different conversion applications and so far Aunsoft MTS Converter has provided the least amount of quality down grade.  Is there a better third party software when taking MTS files from an exsternal source (Drive) if I am un able to play back from the Canon Camera? 

     

    Any sugestions are appreciated I am new at this processes and seeking for maintaining quality in the videos. 

  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (111,340 points)

    I am using AVCHD Video files taken from a friends Canon VIXIA HF G10 camera and cannot input them directly to any of the Apple Products at this time.

     

    You can import from the card itself into FCP. If you copy the whole contents of card for backup, you can import from that.

     

    I was told that I needed to convert the files to a format that Apple's programs can read?

     

    This is wrong. The files need to be rewrapped into a different framework, but they do not need to be converted. FCP does this on import. ClipWrap will do it as well. There is zero loss in quality. If you are getting loss in quality you aren't doing it correctly. Aunsoft and other software like Pavtube and Wondershare are completely unnecessary.

     

    Is there a better third party software when taking MTS files from an exsternal source (Drive) if I am un able to play back from the Canon Camera?

     

    ClipWrap is better. Even the free Media Converter is better. Do it right and none of this extra software is necessary.