Summary: This tutorial shows you an easy way to convert and deinterlace Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 1080/60i AVCHD .mts files to ProRes 422 for editing in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X smoothly.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80, a point-and-shoot camera, is structured around a 1/2.3″ 16.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS image sensor. The WX80 equipped with 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processor, combination of these two technologies enables an expandable sensitivity to ISO 12800, a fast continuous shooting rate of 10 full resolution frames-per-second, and full HD 1080i video at 60fps in the AVCHD format. However, many folks may encounter problems when ingesting Sony DSC-WX80 60i AVCHD footage to Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP like this:
"I just bought the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera, I recorded many clips during the weekend, has anybody else had issues with importing Sony WX80 1080/60i AVCHD video files into FCP 6/7? The codec is MPEG4. This is the first time I've ever had crashing problems with MPEG4, please help."
In fact, to long and transfer Sony AVCHD footage to FCP 7 or FCP X correctly, Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/FCP 7) requires the directory structure of the Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 footage must be the same as when it was recorded to the card. If you’ve copied your footage onto a hard drive or other storage media and only kept part of the file structure you're going to be presented with an unsupported media error message like this one…
Also, AVCHD clips may not import if the folder structure written by the camera to the card is altered, so avoid manually moving files away from the locations to which the camera wrote them originally. Leave the folder structure on the card as the camera wrote it. And the bottom line, Final Cut Pro can't natively support AVCHD videos well. The WX80 can shoot 1080/60i AVCHD movies, video footage is compressed using the B-frame compression section of the MPEG4 standard, which tries to optimize the capture of motion without hugely inflating the file sizes. It also has manually configurable volume control, including a line-level audio option.
The best method to solve these problems is to transcode Sony WX80 1080/60i AVCHD to ProRes 422 for editing in Final Cut Pro 7 or FCP X, FCP 6. For this purpose, this article guides you through how to deinterlace and convert Sony DSC-WX80 1080/60i MTS to ProRes MOV in detail.
Deinterlacing Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 1080/60i AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 7/X
The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a Sony AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is how.
Step 1: Load Sony DSC-WX80 1080p MTS to Mac MTS to ProRes Converter.
Use a card reader to copy and transfer the .mts files to iMac hard drive disk, run Mac Sony MTS Converter as the fast Mac MTS to ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.
Step 2. Choose outout format
Press "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac. The Mac Sony MTS converter will transcode Sony NEX-FS700 MTS to FCP 6/7 or FCP X compatible MOV with ProRes as video codec in HD 1920×1080.
Step 3. You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.
Step 4. You can edit the MTS video before you convert Sony DSC-WX80 MTS to ProRes MOV.
By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.
Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.
Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.
Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:
1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)
2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings:
Step 5. Start the conversion
Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcode DSC-WX80 60i MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.
After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import Sony DSC-WX8 1080/60i MTS footage to FCP 6/7 or FCP X for editing with best quality.
1. If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
2. If you want to edit AVCHD MTS in iMovie, you just need to choose the "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" in the second step.
3. If you want to batch conversion, the professional iMedia Converter for Mac is the best choice for you.
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