As you know, the Final Cut Pro 6 (or higher) supports to work natively with the raw AVCHD format from those AVCHD camcorders. But not all users own the FCP 6. If you are the just one and want to import and edit your .mts files shot by Canon Vixia HF10 camcorder or Panasonic HD disk in FCP 5 (or lower) or iMovie without rendering, the article will help you realize it.
To start, you should know that FCP can support various video formats, but only limited formats are editable by the application. And the Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) is recommended by lots of Mac users for its easier edited feature.
Now, follow the instructure on how to transcode MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for FCP 5 or iMovie 8 without rendering via Foxreal Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1: Run Foxreal Video Converter for Mac as the perfect AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec Converter and add your AVCHD .mts files into it.
Step 2: Choose Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for FCP 5 or iMovie 8.
Click on "Format" and "QuickTime Movie Format" to select the Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) format easily. Meanwhile, you are allowed to adjust bitrate, frame rate, codec, sample rate of your MTS files for better quality.
If you would like to join/combine several .mts files into a single one, just need to check "Merge into one file" box to realize it. If not, the MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec Converter also supports converting multiple AVCHD files in batch to help you save time.
Step 3: Convert AVCHD MTS format to Final Cut Pro 5 or iMovie by clicking on the "Convert" button on the main interface of the software.
Once the conversion is done, you could fast transfer and import the .mov files into Final Cut Pro 5 or iMovie for editing with no rendering.
That's all! Hope the guide of transcoding MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec will help you get easier and faster experience of editing AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro 5 or iMovie. Moreover, the QuickTime movie format is also editable for Final Cut Pro 6 and the higher.
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