Importing MTS/convert to tiff sequence?

Hello! I need to get some footage into Mocha Pro to work with. Problem is that I am working with an MTS file. Is the best way to deal with this to convert it to a tiff sequence? If so, will this compress it at all or change its quality? And how would I go about doing this? Also, once I’m finished working with it in Mocha, I am going to be editing in Final Cut. What would be the best way to export it out as to do that? Thanks so much.

~Alyssa

Mary,

Thank you for your response. That sounds good. How would I go about actually converting to a tiff or dpx sequence?

If you convert it to TIFFs or DPX, you should not lose quality. You can still export it as a sequence and bring it into final cut with no issues, or you can save it out as an uncompressed quicktime.

You can use either a compositing or editing software and changer the render output, or you can use a converted like adobe media converter or similar.