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Miriam Lefkowitz
MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 9, 2014 at 4:36:52 am

sigh....

some one just gave me a 64 gb. flash disk with only MTS files.

I have final cut pro 6.

Convert to prores??
Use Handbrake??
none of the above?

thank you in advance.
any help vastly appreciated.


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Shane Ross
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 9, 2014 at 6:36:30 am

Only .MTS? Not the full card structure? I hope it's the entire card structure, because without that you need to rely on third party solutions to convert.

FCP 6 is pretty old to be dealing with the AVCHD format. it works with some, but not the newer formats. But if you have the full card structure, you'd use the Log and Transfer option. Here's the workflow for that:







If you only have the MTS files...or if Log and Transfer doesn't work for any other reason, you need to use ClipWrap2 from divergentmedia.com. Handbrake won't work, nor will MPEG STREAMCLIP.

Shane
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Miriam Lefkowitz
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 9, 2014 at 11:28:06 am

Thank you Shane.

I have your tapeless workflow video. Excellent video. watched it many times. :-}

of course I only have the MTS files. sigh....

ClipWrap2?
50 buckeroos. all right, did I sigh already?


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Mark Suszko
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 9, 2014 at 1:10:15 pm

Sigh, then bill it through to the client. If they complain, it's a fee for being too dumb to give you the right material that would not have required additional expense to work with.


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Miriam Lefkowitz
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 9, 2014 at 1:37:13 pm

sigh,..,

It is a family member.
sigh....
he erased the card himself.
sigh....
and I am doing this job for pay but....
sigh....

thank you everyone.

How is it that NO ONE still knows to keep the card intact. Why doesn't Panasonic put this in BIG letters on the manual?
Curious annoyed minds want to know.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 9, 2014 at 4:07:15 pm

Here's my hypothesis why camera makers are mum about card structure:

If it's from a professional-grade camera, the pros already know & don't have to be told.
If it's a consumer camera, the overwhelming majority of consumers don't use a pro editing application, so they don't need to be told.

So how about prosumer cameras? Good question.....

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Miriam Lefkowitz
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 9, 2014 at 7:41:13 pm

Exactly! I am a professional but am surrounded by amateurs. Everyone has a HD camera. And NO ONE knows a damn thing about the cards. It seems almost incomprehensible that the camcorder manufacturers just totally ignore this issue.

Thank you for your input.

Maybe someone from above will read this and .....heh.
and chickens will fly too.


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Dave LaRonde
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 9, 2014 at 7:47:17 pm

I feel your pain, ma'am.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA


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Miriam Lefkowitz
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 10, 2014 at 2:04:51 am

Thank you Sir. :-}


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Gareth Randall
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 11, 2014 at 2:09:08 pm

FWIW, there's a freeware workaround that definitely works (I've used it myself many times), but it takes a little while.

I use tsMuxerGUI to demux the .mts, then MKVtools to rewrap the streams as MKV. After that, they can be opened in QT7 (if you have Perian installed) and exported to ProRes.



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Gerrit Jan ten Hove
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 10, 2014 at 8:23:42 am

I've had this problem to. I wanted to be cheap and tried a lot of 'free mts converters' found on google. Lots of pain, no gain.. so do your self a favor and spent some cash on it. Wondershare Video Converter does the trick too, and with 40 bucks it a bit cheaper than CipWrap.


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Miriam Lefkowitz
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 10, 2014 at 6:15:18 pm

Thank you.

I am avoiding telling my client. Maybe Monday.


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Dave Farrants
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 11, 2014 at 8:47:37 pm

I've used this http://appshopper.com/mac/video/tipard-mts-converter on some .mts stuff someone gave me a while back, worked for me, converted to ProRes and dropped into FCP7 with no problem - it's free on the App store atm.

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Miriam Lefkowitz
Re: MTS files into FInal Cut Pro 6
on May 11, 2014 at 9:05:04 pm

Thank you!! Going to try it out....


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