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Import m2ts files into Final Cut Express

Welcome to the free Final Cut Express Guide on how to import M2TS into FCE


Still have problem with your AVCHD Camcorders? Are you looking for a solution, a program or software that is ideal for your AVCHD camcorder to help you convert M2TS files into a much easier edit format and that could create high definition videos? If you paid for a copy of Final Cut Express (latest version) and are now using it to edit footage captured off of your AVCHD camcorder, chances are FCE will not recognize m2ts files naturally, you just can’t select the files to import. Don’t be upset, the guide below will point you a way out. Check it out.

What is AVCHD?

AVCHD is a camcorder video format used by a variety of camcorder manufacturers. AVHD stands for Advanced Video Codec High Definition that jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders. AVCHD is a form of video compression that allows the large data files created by HD video recording to be captured and saved on digital media such as hard disk drives and flash memory cards.

Import m2ts into FCE (Final Cut Express)?

Although Apple says that Final Cut Express 4.0 adds support for AVCHD files, there are still AVCHD camcorder users complaining the inaccessibility of FCE, especially when they try to import m2ts files into FCE. Another bad news is that FCE supports the import of AVCHD only on Intel Mac, for others that use PowerPC Mac will have no possibility at all to use FCE to edit their AVCHD footage.

Possible Solution

There are solid evidence shows that Final Cut Express can support DV, HDV and iMovie projects without any trouble. This is the point we can take good advantage of.

Why can’t we just convert m2ts files to DV, HDV or mpeg-4 that editable in Final Cut Express. Someone would ask if there will have quality loss during encoding process, or can the converted video files still be used for HD video project. These are problems we need to take into consider of.

An ideal program we can count on

To encode from m2ts file to other forms like DV, HDV, MPEG-4 you need a program that contain the all necessary codecs needed to transcode the m2ts files. AVCHD Converter for Mac is a simple yet powerful program you can count on to use, it carries a strong codec pack that being able to read and convert almost all video/audio files, whether it is for regular videos like avi, mpg, wmv, mov, dv, hdv, mpeg-4 or HD video like m2ts, mts, ts, mod, tod, mkv, etc, the program can manage them well enough without trouble.

AVCHD converter for Mac is not only a HD video converter that helps you to import m2ts into Final Cut Express, but it is also a powerful editing program that enables you to crop, trim, add video effect, merge files. You can also tune resolution, bit rate, frame so that can meet different of project need. So, if you have an AVCHD camcorder that having problem with importing AVCHD footage into FCE, AVCHD converter is the ideal one you can count on.

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