Solve Sony NEX-FS700 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X importing problem
Sony FS700 can shoot 1080 60p (50p for PAL)full HD resolution up to 240 fps in short bursts, and it is light and portable, have great battery life, easy recording media to shoot all day and backup quickly afterwards and the camera is also very modular. I am a user of Sony FS700, everything was filmed using the internal AVCHD codec. It didn't take long for me to find out that I am unable to edit Sony NEX-FS700 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X on mac as FCP can’t support MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoded AVCHD files well.
So I'm looking for a way to transcode Sony FS700 AVCHD to ProRes, the codec which is specially designed for editing with Final Cut Pro. After googling, I found Brorsoft AVCHD to ProRes Converter. Its great performance and all the FCP compatible formats included(Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, etc) make it easier for me to import and edit your 1080 60p MTS/M2TS files from Sony NEX-FS700 in Final Cut Pro.
Now, please follow me to import Sony NEX-FS700 AVCHD clips to Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac.
Step 1: Launch the Mac AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Converter to load your AVCHD .mts/.m2ts files from Sony FS700. You can click either ‘Add Video’ button or ‘Add from folder’ button to load source .mts or .m2ts files. If you want to combine the loaded AVCHD clips into one file, simply tick off the checkbox before “Merge into one file”.
Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as FCP 7 compatible codec for editing AVCHD MTS files in FCP smoothly.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps for importing Sony FS700 MTS to FCP 7 with the best quality.
Step 4: Click the convert button under the preview window, and the program will start to convert Sony FS700 video clips to FCP ProRes .mov format on Mac OS X.
After the 60p AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion, you can run the Final Cut Pro 7 and click File --> Import --> Files to import the converted files and edit them in FCP 7 without any rendering or unrecognizable problem.
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