Import MTS, M2TS video to Final Cut Pro on Mac for editing

Hi I wanted to know if there is any way to import .MTS's to Final Cut Pro X or if there is any special software I need. The .MTS is coming from an AVCHD camera (Specifically the Sony NEX-5N and it is recorded at 60p). Please reply quickly and without trolling. Thanks in advance.” (from

The latest Final Cut Pro X support AVCHD .MTS files, so If you can MTS video is supported by FCPX

You only need to connect HD camcorder to your Mac, and it shows up as a drive on the desktop, then hit Cmd-Shift-8 to open the Log and Transfer window (FCP 6 or above). The AVCHD clips will be ready for being imported to FCP with ease.

FCP Interface

But sometimes, we can't import .mts files from the Finder of your Mac. You must import MTS files directly from the camera or memory card. Other side, if we use older version FCP, we still can't import MTS for editing. So we need to download a third party software.

(23.1MB) Only $39.95 Windows Version

The AVCHD Conversion for Mac is a highly recommended AVCHD MTS converting or editing software for Mac users. Its friendly user interface and easy-to-handle tools deserve your praise. If you want to know how to convert and import MTS to Final Cut Pro X, read the answers below.

Simple guides about how to import MTS to Final Cut Pro X for editing

Firstly download & install & launch AVCHD Converter for Mac or AVCHD Converter as you need.

Click “Add Files” to locate the M2TS/MTS files you want to add.

Add MTS files

Then you need to choose output format for these target videos, you have several options. You can choose Final Cut Pro friendly format, like MP4, as the output format.

Choose MP4 Output format

Click the "Convert" button to convert these recorded HD videos to FCP friendly formats on the Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard included). Then you can easily import MTS to Final Cut Pro X for editing.

Learn more about Camcorder AVCHD Converter, learn how to convert AVCHD to FCP, how to convert MTS to ProRes for FCP, how to convert AVCHD to MP4 Mac, etc.

(23.1MB) Only $39.95 Windows Version

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