Convert Sony MC2000 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro 7

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Convert Sony MC2000 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro 7

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:58 am


In our life, we usually shot some 1080i AVCHD videos and we are satisfied with the high quality. It is a pity that AVCHD is not a good editing format. So we will meet some troubles if we attempt to import 1080i AVCHD MTS recordings from Sony HXR-MC2000U (MC2000E for PAL) to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. Is there an easy way to get MC2000U footages to FCP 7 without any trouble? Yes. In this article, we will talk about the best way to make Sony HXR-MC2000E/U 1080i AVCHD editable for FCP 7 on Mac OS X.

After some researches on the AVCHD footages to FCP importing issues, we found that the Log & Transfer can do the AVCHD to Apple ProRes422 LT conversion work for you as a background converter; while, most users are not pleased with the ProRes LT codec, which means loss of quality, let alone sometimes FCP cannot successfully ingest the AVCHD .mts videos. In that case, what we need is a great converting tool which is professionalized in transcoding AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP 7, editing with least quality loss.

You can get the AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 7(FCP 7) Converter to make the AVCHD to FCP 7 transcoding task without quality loss, which offers you particular profiles for Final Cut Pro including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Step-by-step conversion guide is list as below.

Step 1: Run the top MTS Converter for Mac OS X, and click the "Add" button to download .mts files from your camcorder to the application.

Step 2: Click the "Format" option, and tap the Final Cut Pro > “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)”, which can bring you best video quality.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters in Profile Setting via clicking Settings on the main interface. 1920*1080 video size, 30fps video bitrate (or 25fps for 50i shootings) and pcm-s16le audio codec are the favorable settings.


Step 4: Finally start the AVCHD .mts to Prores 422 conversion on Mac OS X with this professional Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter.


When the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily. Now, import Sony HXR-MC2000E AVCHD recordings to FCP 7 for editing without quality loss.

1. This MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac doesn’t only convert Sony AVCHD to ProRes at fast speed, but also support AVCHD to iMovie, FCE, Avid, Adobe Premiere Mac conversion.

2. This Mac AVCHD converter to merge and deinterlace 1080 60i/50i AVCHD mts/m2ts files to Final Cut Pro on Mac. Get more info from Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.

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