Make Sony HDR-CX130 Editable with FCP 7

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Make Sony HDR-CX130 Editable with FCP 7

Postby cicixph » Sat Oct 19, 2013 11:05 am

I’m using the Sony CX130. I use Final Cut Pro 7 on my iMac, but when I try to transfer the CX130 output videos to it, I discovered some compatibility problems between the camera and FCP. Wondering if anyone else has encountered, and if there are any workarounds, or a third party transcoder?

Sony HDR-CX130 is a high definition camcorder that supports Full HD recording in AVCHD at very high bit rate with 60p progressive shooting mode for highest image quality and smoothness. However, everything has two sides. When some users are satisfied with the Full HD videos, some users are frustrated in importing Sony HDR-CX130 AVCHD to FCP 7.

First, you need explicitly get to know that the favorable format for Final Cut Pro is Apple ProRes. AVCHD is not the compatible format for FCP. Thus, you need transcode Sony HDR-CX130 AVCHD to ProRes the FCP 7 native format. This aPubsoft Sony AVCHD to FCP Converter is the recommended software which comes with the preset profile for Final Cut Pro and other Mac tools like iMovie, Final Cut Express, etc. With it, you can transcode Sony HDR-CX130 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP 7 on Mac without any quality loss.

Step 1: Go to download and install the best AVCHD to ProRes Converter and then launch it to load your MTS/M2TS files to the software.


1. Connect your CX130 camcorder to Apple computer via USB cable and you can find the .mts files by following the camera folder AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.

2. If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for Final Cut Pro, please select all files and click "Merge".

Step 2: Select the output format for FCP 7 via clicking on Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (.*mov). And you can set the output folder as you want.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps to keep the best output video quality.

Step 4: Start to convert Sony HDR-CX130 MTS to ProRes for FCP 7 on Mac OS X with the best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.


After the conversion, get the converted MTS files from the output folder. Afterwards, you can transfer and edit Sony CX130 AVCHD in FCP 7 freely.

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