Latest version of Final Cut Pro like Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X is promised to have good compatible with many camcorders like Canon HF100, Panasonic HDC-SD9, Sony HDR-CX12 etc. But still, it can't cover all camcorder models, and people still encounter problems importing camcorder MTS files to Final Cut Pro. Just have a look at the following example:
"Can FCPX import AVCHD files directly, or do they still need to be converted first? I have MTS files from a Panasonic GH2 digital camera that are in AVCHD that are grayed out when I try to import them."
-From Apple Discussion
Then, there is a problem, how to import MTS to Final Cut Pro? There will be no problem for those who are already on Final Cut Pro's compatibility list, but how about the others? Then, a MTS to Final Cut Pro Converter Mac will be necessary, it can help you convert MTS to Final Cut Pro workable ProRes MOV files for free import MTS to FCPfor editing
MTS Final Cut Pro Converter can work with all kinds of camcorder like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC and all versions of Final Cut Pro (including Final Cut Pro 7 and Final Cut Pro X) that is perfect for you to convert MTS to Final Cut Pro supported video format(*.mov) for free import to FCP for editing.
Step by step to convert MTS to Final Cut Pro
Step 1: Load MTS files
Click Add Files to load Sony, Canon, Panasonic MTS files to MTS to Final Cut Pro Converter Mac.
Step 2: Output MTS to Final Cut Pro ProRes MOV
Click the drop-down list of Convert To to select "Final Cut Pro" >> "Apple ProRes 422 (HD) (.mov)". And then click "…" of Save To to specify a path to save your converted files.
Step 3: Convert MTS to FCP ProRes MOV
After all the settings have been done, click Convert to transcode MTS to Prores 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro. Then, you can free import MTS to FCP Mac
Optional: Edit MTS files
Before importing converted files to Final Cut Pro for editing, you can do some editing to your MTS files with the built-in video editing functions (Trim, Split, Crop and Edit) of MTS to FCP Mac
Trim empowers you to cut off unwanted parts for your videos and keep the only video clips you need
Split allows you to cut videos to clips with the same duration or split averagely to several parts
Crop lets you crop off unwanted parts from your video or adjust size of your video files
Edit allows you to tweak video brightness, contrast and saturation or add special effect to video.
Note: Crop and Edit are integrated into one functional button: Edit
Tips: Apart from converting MTS files to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro or iMovie, MTS to Final Cut Pro Mac is also able to convert MTS to other video files like AVI, WMV, MPG, MP4, FLV, 3GP, RM, RMVB, DV, M4V, ASF etc so as to playback on portable devices iPhone 4S, New iPad, Samsung Galaxy or upload to websites YouTube, Mysapce etc.
Step by step to convert MTS to Final Cut Pro Mac