Solution When Video_ts Videos are not Recognizable by FCP X

Diana Joan

May 25, 2015 08:35 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Blu-ray

Who needs Hollywood? We’ve got FCP. Yet there are still a host of questions, many of which are all similar in seeking answers to how to import Video_ts to FCP X for video editing. So we write down this Video_ts to FCP X ripping tutorial and hope it will help you figure out problems like what formats are FCP X compatible with, how to rip Video_ts to FCP X on Mac, how to import Video_ts to FCP X for editing.

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To answer all Video_ts-FCP X-importing questions, we need to first get to the bottom of it – what are FCP X compatible formats. We are talking about methods of ripping Video_ts to FCP X on Mac here just because what’s in the VIDEO_TS folder is MPEG 2 video in VOB, which is not included in the FCP supported video list and you may get stuck with a box with message like “Incompatible Video Format”. Just carefully the following FCP X format information on Mac here.

Video Formats: 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), REDCODE RAW (R3D), Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, XAVC, XDCAM HD/EX/HD422, QuickTime formats.
Audio Formats: AAC, AIFF, BWF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAV
Container format: 3GP, AVI, MP4, MXF, QuickTime
Still-image formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, PSD, RAW, TGA, TIFF

In this case, if you want to import the files from Video_TS folder to FCP X to create your own masterpiece without rending, you’ll need to convert Video_TS to Final Cut Pro compatible format first. Since Video_TS are actually DVD videos, to change DVD Video_TS folder to FCP X formats, you need to get a DVD file converter.

Here the best Video_ts to FCP X Converter- iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended. With it, you can effortlessly convert your DVD, DVD ISO/IFO and Video_ts to FCP compatible mov video in a few clicks, since FCP preset is included for easy access. Besides converting DVD ISO, Video_TS files to a decent common video, it can also allow you select subtitles for your output video as you want. It does the video conversion like a charm and the output files will maximally preserve the quality of your original video clips. Now download the software and check out the steps below.


Step-by-step Guide on Importing Video_TS into FCP X for Editing

Note to keep your camera on during all the conversion. Or you can just use a USB cable, copy the camera footage to Mac HDD.

Step 1: Click DVD folder button to navigate to the Video_TS files you want to add. Loaded files can be previewed from the preview window.

Step 2: You just need to go to Final Cut Pro column by choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format for editing Video-ts in Final Cut Pro X as well as good video quality. And if you just want to convert this video for normal use and want it to be smaller in size, then Apple ProRess 422 (*.mov) is suggested. (Learn Types of Apple ProRes Codecs)

Step 3: You can click “Settings” to manually change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. as you wish.

See Recommended Video and Audio Settings for Final Cut Pro

Aspect Ratio: Native aspect ratio without letterboxing (examples: 4:3, 16:9)

Resolution: You can choose different resolutions, all the way to 5K. The lowest resolution supported is 640 x 480. You cannot choose custom resolutions or aspect ratios. This is a huge negative.

Frame Rate: The lowest frame rate possible is 23.976p, and the maximum is 60p. No 12 or 18 fps options.

Audio Settings: Generally, audio only has ‘Surround’ or ‘Stereo’, and the maximum audio bit depth isn’t specified. Squence audio is always mixed using 32-bit floating-point values. Tips: Final Cut Pro allows you to directly import any audio file format compatible with QuickTime. However, only uncompressed file formats should be used for editing.

Step 4: Once you’ve finished all the settings, click Convert icon to begin the Video_TS folder to FCP X conversion. The Video_ts to FCP Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so if you have lots of video_ts videos to convert, check “Shut down computer after conversion”, and you can go away without keeping an eye on it.

When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking “Open” button on the main interface, then you can import the files to your Final Cut Pro X to edit with ease.

Tips: What to Do When HD camcorder video is compatible with Final Cut Pro

1. Connect HD camcorder to your Mac, and it shows up as a drive on the desktop

2. Hit Cmd-Shift-8 to open the Log and Transfer window 

3. The clips in HD camcorder will be ready for being imported to FCP X for editing

Then, it’s time for you to get Video_ts video files editable in FCP X to make your own stunning Hollywood style movie.

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