Summary: In order to import and edit JVC AVCHD fiels into FCP X or FCP 7/6 smoothly, you need to transcode JVC AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro compatible format, such as Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) for FCP.
If you’re a big fan of JVC camcorder, you should know JVC AVCHD camcorders like JVC GY-HM70, JVC GY-HM600 ProHD, JVC GZ-R70, JVC GC-PX100BE, JVC GZ-R10, JVC GY-HM650, JVC Everio GZ-EX510, JVC Everio GZ-E300BE, JVC GY-HM850U, JVC GY-HM890U, JVC GZ-R10, JVC GY-HMQ10, JVC Everio GZ-E100, JVC Everio GZ-E305, etc, which is famous for stunning-quality HD images and provides extremely high quality HD recording with 1920 x 1080 resolution at AVCHD MTS/M2TS format. However, it’s hardly supported well by some video edit programs such as iMovie, FCP, Adobe Premiere Pro. In most cases, we need to load and edit with the JVC AVCHD format with these programs, especially on Mac. So, is there any way to solve the problem how to open JVC AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts) files on Mac like with Final Cut Pro X/7/6?
To solve the issues, the best solution would be to convert JVC AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts) to MOV for FCP on Mac OS X. Here we recommend this top UFUSoft JVC AVCHD Converter for Mac to help your transcode JVC AVCHD files to ProRes .mov, the most compatible format for Final Cut Pro. Well, this article describes the best way to import AVCHD files from JVC Camcorder to FCP on Mac.
Step 1: Launch the Best JVC AVCHD Converter on Mac. Click the button “File” to add JVC AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts) files to it. Select all files and Click Merge to join several JVC AVCHD MTS/M2TS clips together.
Step 2: Click the format bar and choose Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for FCP editing.
Step 3: You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters: adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Here we recommend you just keep the original video size and native frame rate for least quality loss.
Step 4: Press the Convert button; it will start to transcode JVC AVCHD to MOV for FCP X/7/6 on Mac OS X. After the successful conversion, you can easily import JVC AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac.