Import Sony FDR-AX53 AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to FCP

Looking for the best Sony FDR-AX53 MTS files to FCP workflow? This article will teach you how to edit Sony AX53 AVCHD in FCP without any issue.

One of my colleagues captured AVCHD videos via Sony FDR-AX53. And he asked me to edit videos in FCP X for uploading. Af far as I know, the Sony FDR-AX53 also can record videos in XAVC format. Here comes the question, why did he choose AVCHD? I am much familiar with XAVC videos in FCP workflow. Anyway, I searched online and found a simpler AVCHD to FCP workaround. Hope it also can give you some clues. Keep reading.

From Apple product page, only with Apple ProRes codec can you edit videos natively with Final Cut Pro 7/X. In this case, if you want to import Sony FDR-AX53 MTS to FCP 7/X and edit natively, you’d better convert Sony AX53 videos to Apple ProRes codec first.

Guide: Convert Sony FDR-AX53 MTS videos to ProRes for FCP

First download Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac.

It’s designed directly to convert AVCHD.MTS/.M2TS to FCP natively supported Apple ProRes. In addition, this Mac AVCHD converter also supports converting AVCHD MTS footage to iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express and more to meet your needs. Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version also offers ProRes codec.

Step 1: Set up and run the Mac MTS to FCP Converter, you can click “Add” button to load Sony FDR-AX53 AVCHD MTS source files.

Step 2: Choose “Final Cut Pro-Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as outout format.

Tip: Go to “Settings” page to adjust proper video/audio parameters if necessary.

Step 3: Tap “Convert” to start converting Sony FDR-AX53 MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes 422 codec. After conversion just click the “Open” button to locate converted video files for FCP post-production seamlessly.

Launch Final Cut Pro X/7/FCP 6, choose File >> Import >> Files…, and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add.