Import/Edit Sony A57 1080 60p AVCHD videos in Final Cut Pro

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Import/Edit Sony A57 1080 60p AVCHD videos in Final Cut Pro

Postby vivian68 » Wed May 30, 2012 10:25 am

Import/Edit Sony A57 1080 60p AVCHD videos in Final Cut Pro flawlessly


Below are several disscussions about Sony A57 1080 60p AVCHD footage importing Problems for Final Cut Pro:

Q1: Importing Sony A57 footage into FCP 6
…I have used my Sony A57 DSLR camera captured lots of HD videos at 1080 60p. but I'm still working on an Apple G5 with FCP 6.0.6. Is there an application, plug-in, etc. for the older FCP to take in 60p AVCHD files? [G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11)]

Q2: Will Final Cut Pro X fully support Sony A57's 60fps/1080p shooting mode for import?

Q3: converter from Sony A57 on final cut pro
like converting the video recorded from Sony A57 and importing them on final cut pro for editing without crashing and rendering.

Here many folks are talking about how to load Sony A57 1080 60p AVCHD videos into Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for editing smoothly. Well, don't blame to the Final Cut Pro, the "Import from Camera…" option works just like "Log and Transfer". The thing is, even with the lastest update of FCP X, we have not seen the expected support for 50/60p AVCHD MTS. To solve those problems, the most important piece of the equation is that you may have to transcode Sony A5 1080 60p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro native formats (e.g. Apple ProRes 422 encoded .mov format) along with some help from the third party software. To help those who wanna edit Sony 1080 60p AVCHD footages in Final Cut Pro, here I will throw this quick guide up on how to convert Sony A57 AVCHD to Apple ProRes and then log and transfer the encoded 1080 60p AVCHD files to FCP for editing flawlessly.

Required Software:

Pavtube's HD Video Converter for Mac - a top Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac users.

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The Mac Sony 60p Video to FCP Converter is an easy to use yet professional AVCHD Converter on Mac OS X which can not only transcode Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A57/A65/A77 AVCHD files to Apple ProRes codec videos for Mac editing, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. Besides, the program can also convert HD videos from HD camcorders or DVs (like JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. Below is how. If you have the same problem about editing Sony A57 AVCHD 60p videos in Final Cut Pro, check out the brief guide below.

Transcode/Import Sony A57 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7 for FCP X for editing with Apple ProRes codec


Step 1. Import Sony A57 1080 60p AVCHD videos to the top Mac Sony 50p/60p MTS Converter.

Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.

Here we recommend the Apple ProRes 422. In the settings you will find Pavtube allows you to keep the original frame rate 50/60fbps in the final ProRes files.


Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Sony A57 AVCHD files to Apple ProRes Codec for Final Cut Pro under Mac OS.

Some more helpful features of the app:

1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)

2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.

After a shot conversion, you will be able to import Sony A57 AVCHD 1080 50/60p videos into Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing without rendering.

Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
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