How to Import Sony 60p AVCHD videos to FCP 7/X for editing

This article outlines the recommended workflow for importing and editing Sony 60p AVCHD files in FCP 7/X.

“The latest FCP will not import 1080 60p AVCHD 2 videos directly from my Sony camera. The easy workaround is to copy the video files to the hard drive and then rewrap the 1080 60p (.mts and .m2ts) videos into FCP friendly fomat. Is that right?”

Posts Tagged as “1080 60p avchd rendering in FCP”. Many users have encountered such problem while transferring Sony 60p AVCHD to FCP 7/X. The reason that you can’t successfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footage on 1080 60P format to Final Cut Pro is limited by the FCP itself. Currently 1080/60p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in Final Cut Pro 6/7 even the latest FCP X.

For a fast and fluid 60p workflow with FCP 7/X , we need to transcode Sony 60fps AVCHD files to a more “edit” friendly codec for FCP like Apple ProRes with a powerful third party program. You can use Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac (Windows versionas the best Sony AVCHD Converter to re-wrap 60p AVCHD ro Apple ProRes MOV format. Besides FCP, it also offers other native codecs for NLEs such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere and so on. Now, download the software on Mac and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Transcode Sony 60p AVCHD videos to Apple ProRes for FCP 7/X

1. Import the Sony 60p MTS videos into program by clicking “Add” button. Or you can drag&drop the files to app directly. This program supports batch conversion.

2. Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422” or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444” as the output format.

Tip: If you want to customize the output profile parameters, you can click settings button to adjust video size, bitrate, framerate, channels .etc.

3. Tap the convert button, the program will start Sony 60p AVCHD to FCP 7/X conversion immediately.

After conversion, you can locate encoded video files under “Open” panel for FCP post-production. Now, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File >> Import >> Files…to load your encoded Sony 60p MTS video files.

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