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How to Convert BDMV files for Editing in Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro is one of the best non-linear video editing software. If you're using Final Cut Pro, you must have come across some video incompatibility problems since FCP supported video formats are quite limited and lots of video file types are not supported. In the following paragraphs, we will talk about how to import BDMV files to Final Cut Pro for editing. For those who are stuck in the BDMV to FCP X/7/6 incompatible issues, just read on to get rid of the trouble.

As we know, a BDMV may refer to a Blu-ray movie folder with MTS/M2TS extensions or a BDMV folder from AVCHD camera recorders. Neither of them can be supported by Final Cut Pro well(even the latest FCP X). To import BDMV to Final Cut Pro for editing, you'll need to convert BDMV files to Final Cut Pro friendly video formats and Apple ProRes is the best choice.

Here Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is strongly recommended to help you convert BDMV files for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X (El Capitan, Yosemite included) without quality loss. Besides FCP, this Mac BDMV converter can transcode BDMV files for smoothly editing in Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, Adobe After Effects and more NLE systems. Click the Download button below to download the program and follow the steps to import BDMV file to Final Cut Pro with ease.

Download BDMV converter for Mac:

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How to Convert and import BDMV to FCP on Mac

1. Import BDMV video files

Install and run the BDMV to FCP converter app. Then click Add button to load the .mts or .m2ts videos you want to convert for FCP. Or simply drag the videos to the item bar for conversion.


2. Choose ProRes as output format

Click Format bar and go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as best video format for editing BDMV clips in Final Cut Pro with good video quality.


Tip: In case the default settings do not fit your requirement, you can click "Settings" button and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

3. Start BDMV to FCP conversion

Click "Convert" button to start transcoding BDMV files to ProRes for importing to FCP.

When the conversion task is finished, click "Open" button to get the exported files and then import the converted BDMV files into Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 to do further editing without any issue.

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