Repairing/Fixing Corrupted MTS/M2TS files in FCP X (macOS Sierra)

Failed to import and edit AVCHD footage on Mac due to the damaged AVCHD(mts, m2ts) files? No worry, just learn how to fix corrupt MTS/M2TS files from this article.

In most cases, we need to decorate MTS/M2TS recordings to make them look better. However, many users feedback they always meet MTS files got corrupted when they are trying to edit MTS files in FCP X on Mac.

"I have about 22 .mts files recorded by a Canon HD camcorder on a Flash memory card. I have tried to import them to FCP X on macOS Sierra for editing , but most of the files only play a few seconds of stuttered video--even though many of the files are 1-2 GB in size. So the files are probably corrupted, although the camcorder's owner (not me) says that when the video was first recorded, it DID play back on the camera. "

There are many similar problem we can searched on google. Most common Failure Modes:
SD card formatted in camera or deleted accidentally
Did you import directly from the camera into FCP
A full SD card was put in camera instead of a blank one, footage was overwritten with new content before operator could dump the data off of it
Card failed to copy data across on computer

No matter from any camcorder, without that folder structure you are effectively locked out of accessing your MTS, M2TS footage and an editing applications.

If for whatever reason your card structure doesn't come across intact, what can you do? As you know, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC and other NLE system need a correct card structure to read and ingest MTS/M2TS clips. In this case, transcoding MTS/M2TS files to FCP (X) or other NLE natively compatible format in a 3rd party app is a feasible workaround.

What to do if your MTS/M2TS camcorder card structure is broken?

Overall, Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the best choice. It will allow you to grab the .mts, m2ts files and transcode them into ProRes 422, DNxHD, Apple InterMediate Codec .mov, etc, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, iMovie, FCE and more editing programs. You can batch transcode as many of them as you like and it works pretty quickly. Of course, if you are Windows PC user and want to work with MTS/M2TS files in Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc, download and install Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Fix Corrupt MTS/M2TS files in FCP X on Mac

Step 1. Add MTS/M2TS files to the program

First of all, transfer MTS/M2TS files from your camcorder to Mac.

Click "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on the top menu to browse and choose the MTS/M2TS files you want to convert.

Step 2. Choose the preset output format – Apple ProRes

We have prepare the suitable output profile setting for FCP X. Just click the format bar to follow "Final Cut Pro" > "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the proper format for FCP X.

Step 3: Start the MTS/M2TS to MOV conversion on Mac

Click Convert button to start converting MTS/M2TS to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" to find the .MOV videos which can be directly imported to FCP. As you see, now you can import and edit MTS/M2TS clips in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X without problems.

Additional Tips:
If you want to edit MTS/M2TS media in Adobe Premiere Pro, please choose the " Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg) " as output; For iMovie or FCE 4, choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". For Avid MC, choose "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)".

Further Reading:

Convert MTS to QuickTime MOV: You will learn how to convert MTS to QuickTime for iMovie and QuickTime Player on Mac with the best Mac MTS to QuickTime Converter. So, you can import MTS to iMovie, add MTS to QuickTime player on Mac.

Add/Import MTS/M2TS to iTunes for Playback: In this article, you will learn how to convert MTS to iTunes compatible format, so that you can play and sync MTS files with iTunes easily.

Get Premiere Pro working with .MTS files: Step-by-step tutorial to import and edit your .MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro by converting MTS to Premiere native format.

:Transcoding MTS files to AVI/MOV/WMV/M4V: The article shows you how to transcode MTS files to MP4, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, M4V, FLV etc. video formats so that you can watch or edit your MTS videos freely.

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