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Professional Movie Producer’s Choice—— to Transcode AVCHD into ProRes

Professional Movie Producer’s Choice—— to Transcode AVCHD into ProRes

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Some film producer will use bunch of cameras to just create one movie. And with all those raw materials plus post editing in edit software, then a perfect film will be produced. Most filmmakers will choose PAL HD cameras & FCP for the film making. From AVCHD to ProRes, that’ may be the professional movie producer’s choice for almost users.


Most videos shot by camera are all AVCHD, which uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic video resolutions. For audio compression, it supports both Dolby AC-3 and uncompressed linear PCM audio. Audio, video, subtitle, and ancillary steams are multiplexed into an MPEG transport stream (*.MTS) and stored on media as binary files. 

In order to get some good quality of scenes, not only one camera will be used. Common HD camcorders are necessary. Occasionally some Fujifilm and RED may need. Now most those common camcorders will record films in AVCHD (*.MTS). This format is not a friendly format for most edit software, which sometimes cause producers into some troubles. They don’t want the final film has any quality lose, but they do need to do some post editing. We all know only with raw materials can’t make a good film.

Work AVCHD MTS with other NELs? Import MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro? Enjoy MTS movis on PC?

How to solve this kind of problem? Let’s take common AVCHD (*.MTS) and FCP X as an example.
1, Convert AVCHD to ProRes to render them in FCPX 
Here recommend you this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac . This app is well recommended by most professional film producer. Now let’s take the detailed workflow about how to do this conversion job

First please download this AVCHD MTS to ProRes Covnerter and have a quick install. This mac version can run on the Yosemite system smoothly. Second, load your source AVCHD (*.MTS) video by click “File”>”Add Video /Audio” or directly drag them into this software. After loading your raw videos, click the format bar to choose the output format that your FCPX supported. Because in this case, the FCPX is our target editor, so you can choose “Final Cut Pro”>”Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)” as your output format. 


And if you want to do some previous edits before load them into your FCPX, just click this “Pencil’ icon or “Edit” on the main UI. Then you will go to the edit interface. Here you can do some personal edits such as add your own text watermark, change “Interlaced ” to “Progressive” , adjust your aspect ratio etc.


After finishing these steps, just click the “Convert” button to start your conversion. And don’t forget to set your output folder with enough space to store your converted videos. With those converted high quality videos, you can import into your FCPX to do the next edits. Also, if your edit software is Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, or Pinnacle Studio, all those editors are available. 

2,if you are not such professional movie maker, just some amateurs who want to make your own short movies, then this converter is what you need (optional )

To some individual amateurs who want to make their own videos, this HD Video Converter for Mac is also a helpful tool. This can not only just convert AVCHD (*.MTS) but also some *.MXF files and other common videos. This is an all-on-one video converter and the output quality is good and vivid. And you can use this app to convert your personal movies so that you can enjoy them on your devices or stream them on TV to share with your family and friends. Steps as below:

First, the same step, download and install this HD Video Converter for Mac. Then load your videos into this software, click “File” or directly drag are both OK. After doing those steps, click the format bar to choose the output format. If you want to watch your videos on your phone, let’s take Samsung Tab as an example, this software have the different model of Samsung’s preset, you can click the brand name in the format bar and leave all the following steps to this converter. How convenient it is! Of course, you can adjust these parameters by yourself if you want.

After doing all those steps, hit this “Convert” button to start your conversion. After finishing your conversion, click “Open output folder” to check your converted videos. Then you can stream your videos into your mobile devices with sharp quality and proper format.

Trusted by many professional filmmakers and individual amateurs, this software is a powerful one to make your movie making progress more easy and convenient. And at the same time keep the original quality of movies that you can hardly tell the difference. 



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