Transcode Sony A99 MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP/FCP

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Transcode Sony A99 MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP/FCP

Postby Vincent121 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:35 am

Transcode Sony A99 MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP/FCP

Summary: Follow this article you will know workflow for importing Sony A99 AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro X on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, first you need to convert Sony A99 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS clips to ProRes 422 via the professional AVCHD to FCP X Transcoder , then you can import the converted AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro (X) for editing on Mac 10.8

Sony's new flagship Alpha a99 interchangeable lens camera fully leverages the potential of Translucent Mirror Technology, the 35mm full-frame format and Sony's professional broadcasting technology. Take a major leap forward in quality, performance and handling ease.


The A99 gives you the ability to record Full HD 1080 video at a spectrum of professional frame rates, including 60p, 60i and 24p. Can the 1080 60p footages generated from Sony A99 be recognized by Final Cut Pro?

AVCHD format in fact is not supported by many editing software, including FCP. so if you want to transfer Sony A99 1080 60p MTS files to FCP (X), you need to convert first.

FCP best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so if you convert Sony A99 AVCHD/MTS to ProRes 422/MOV format, you can edit Sony A99 footages in FCP smoothly without rendering. Below is a guide for you to transcode Sony A99 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS to Final Cut Pro X compatible format on Mac Mountain Lion.

Step 1. Download the professional Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.

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Install and run the Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Mac AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X Encoder, and directly drag and drop Sony A99 AVCHD 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 (*.mov) for A99 full HD 1080p AVCHD files.


Step 3. Adjust the output video's parameters as you want.

Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings. Change the Size to 1920*1080, the and set frame rate as 30fps.


Step 4. Convert Sony A99 MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP for editing on Mac OS X.

Click the "Convert" button to start convert Sony A99 1080p MTS to ProRes 422 on Mac. With this Mac AVCHD to FCP X Converter, you can edit Sony A99 AVCHD 1080p MTS in FCP X/7/6 smoothly.

After converting, you can follow this "Hot to import video to FCP (X) guide" to load the converted Sony A99 MTS videos to FCP (X) on Mac.

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