MTS is file extensions for the high definition digital video camera recorder format, AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition). AVCHD was jointly established by Sony Corporation and Panasonic Corporation in 2006 for use in their digital tapeless camcorders. MTS files can typically be opened and edited using the software included with Sony and Panasonic HD camcorders.

The fact that the file type can record high-definition video without taking up large amounts of storage space – requiring only approximately 10 gigabytes per hour of video footage as opposed to several times that for other types of video files – is one of the strongest advantages in using a digital video camera that produces .MTS files.

However, unlike many file types that can be viewed and used simply by opening them, .MTS files reside within a specific folder structure that is often required for the file to be used. This highly structured system of folders tells the appropriate software on the computer exactly what the file contains and how to best utilize it.

Final Cut Pro X was announced at the Los Angeles Final Cut Pro Users Group “Supermeet” held at Bally’s Las Vegas, separate but time coordinated along with the NAB Show held in the Las Vegas Convention Center across town on April 12, 2011.

Final cut pro supported video format:

Apple Animation codec, Apple Intermediate codec, Apple ProRes (all versions), AVC-Intra, AVCHD (including AVCCAM, AVCHD Lite, and NXCAM), DV (including DVCAM, DVCPRO, and DVCPRO50), DVCPRO HD, H.264, HDV, iFrame, Motion JPEG (OpenDML only), MPEG IMX (D-10), Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, XDCAM HD/EX/HD422, QuickTime formats

If the MTS/M2TS files grey out when you try to import them to FCP, you need to convert them to FCP friendly formats. Of course, to do the video conversion, you need a professional app. AVCHD converter for mac Converter which will easily convert MTS files to Final Cut Pro compatible formats (like MPEG-4, MOV, MPEG-1, DV, or 3GP). It’s designed directly to convert MTS to Final Cut Pro X supported formats MP4, MOV, DV. So no matter the AVCHD files are single .MTS files or directly from your camera, you can transfer it to FCPX compatible formats and directly import it to FCPX.

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