Transcode and Import TS Files to Final Cut Pro X

TS recordings will not import into FCP X? This article gives you the best way to import and edit TS files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6 smoothly.


You may have lots of .TS files that gained from years of recording. Most of you would choose to firstly cut out all the adverts and then transfer to website for sharing. The point here is, when you try to import TS files to Final Cut Pro X for editing further on your Mac, you’ll find it a painful experience. In fact, Final Cut Pro X does not support the .ts format, let alone FCP 7 and FCP 6. To make a smooth editing, firstly you’ll need to transcode TS to FCP X more editing-friendly format.

As we all know, Final Cut Pro works best with ProRes codec, a lossy video compression format that developed by Apple Inc. Therefore you just need to get a third-party tool that can transcode TS files to ProRes. Actually, there are many tools out there that allow us to do the TS to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. If you’re confused about choosing a suitable one, I recommend you try EaseFab Video Converter for Mac, which features high efficiency and seamless conversion.

With it, you can effortlessly transcode TS files to Apple ProRes 422, 444 codec without quality loss and the output videos seamlessly fit Final Cut Pro X and FCP 7/6. Besides, its also exports advanced encoders like Apple Intermediate Codec, DNxHD, etc. allowing you to convert video to seamlessly fit iMovie, iDVD, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. If you are editing with Final Cut Pro, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it from here. Below are the steps on converting TS to ProRes MOV for FCP X/7/6.

How to transcode TS files for using in Final Cut Pro X

Step 1: Install and launch the TS to FCP converter and load source clips to it. (Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)


Step 2: Click on the “Editing Software” and you will see options to convert your Fraps recordings for certain video editing software. Since you will be importing the video to Final Cut Pro after the conversion, have Final Cut Pro be your selected output format.


Step 3: (Optional) Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters including Video size, bitrate and fame rate and mroe.

Step 4: After all necessary settings, hit the convert button to start the TS to ProRes conversion on Mac OS X. Once the conversion process shows in 100%, click Open to get the output videos. Create a project and start editing TS recordings in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X with light speed.

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