MTS to FCP Converter-Transcode Sony HDR-TG1 1080i MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP editing on Mac OS X
The Sony HDR-TG1 is a portable, full 1080i (1920*1080) high definition camcorder that records video and still images solely to MemoryStick cards. Its stylish design, with a refined two-tone color scheme and streamlined body, brings a unique look to the HD market. The HDR-TG1 records in AVCHD format, which is the standard for high definition camcorders.
I like easy editing with Final Cut Pro for family movies like interesting events, cats, building a snowman and so on. Although some people indicates that FCP supports loading AVCHD video directly from HDR-TG1 camcorder, but I still could not get through it. Finally I found Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which is the best HDR-TG1 Converter to transcode HDR-TG1 AVCHD Videos to Apple ProRes 422 perfectly compatible with FCP.
If you have the same problem about editing Sony HDR-TG1 AVCHD Videos in Final Cut Pro, you may follow the step-by-step guide.
Step 1. Load Sony HDR-TG1 1080i AVCHD videos to Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Just connect HDR-TG1 to iMac with USB cable, and copy the files to hard drive. Run Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Sony MTS to FCP Converter, and click the "Add" button to load 1920x1080 .mts videos.
Step 2. Select “Apple ProRes 422” as output video format compatible with FCP.
Click the drop-down list in the Format line to get the format box. Then choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*.mov) for full HD 1080p Avchd files.
PS: If you want the files be in smaller size, you are hoped to follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.
Step 3. Change the properties of origianl Sony HDR-TG1 files which are needed by the Final Cut Pro format.
Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings. Change the Size to 1920x1080, the Bitrate to original, and the Codec after Audio to aac for getting the perfect effects.
PS: if you want the files in a smaller video size, change the video size to 1440x1080.
Step 4. Convert Sony HDR-TG1 1080i files to Apple ProRes for FCP editing on Mac OS X Lion.
Click the "Convert" button to start Convert Sony HDR-TG1 1080i MTS to Apple ProRes 422. After that, click the Complete to finish the conversion. (You may trust the converting speed totally, for it is faster than other similar MTS Converter tools).
You can click “Edit” button to perform edit functions such as crop, trim, flip, effect, watermark and audio replace. To eliminate interlacing effect, simply check Deinterlacing box under Effect tab.