Summary: Got a Sony Cybershot DSC-TX camera like TX55/TX66/TX10/TX20/TX100v and wanna import/edit the AVCHD .mts footage in Final Cut Pro without issues. Follow the guide to learn how to convert Sony Cybershot DSC-TX AVCDH MTS to FCP Apple ProRes native format.
Sony Cybershot DSC-TX like DSC-TX55, TX66, TX10, TX20, TX100v, DSC-TX200 are all the popular cameras among the photographers, which are wonderful to be taken to take photos and record HD videos when you travel. When you record some HD videos with the camera, you may want to edit those AVCHD MTS footages with a video editor like Final Cut Pro before sharing with others or for other uses. While, you may encounter some problems when you want to import Sony AVCHD MTS files to FCP, because AVCHD is not an ideal editable format for Final Cut, but Apple ProRes is.
Thus, to import the Sony Cybershot AVCHD MTS or M2TS files into FCP for editing smoothly, the best solution is transcoding the Sony Cybershot AVCHD footages to FCP native format- Apple ProRes encoded .mov format. To help those who wanna edit Sony Cybershot AVCHD videos in FCP 7 with no issues, here I will throw this quick guide up on how to convert Sony AVCHD MTS to ProRes for FCP 7 on Mac OS X.
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Step 1. Run your MTS convert program on your Mac. Then add MTS file or M2TS files to it.
Tip: Check the box of "Merge into one file", you can join/combine several MTS files.
Step 2. Click “format” and move your pointer to Final Cut Pro category. The “Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) ” is the best output format.
Step 3. Tap "Settings" to set video size (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate (from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/25p/30p) as you need.
Trick: If your AVCHD file is 1080 50p, you need to set the frame rate as 25p while 1080 60p for 30p. Sometimes, the frame rate 29.97fps is also a good choice.
Step 4. Start converting AVCHD to ProRes under Mac OS X.
After the fast conversion, you can easily find the transcoded video by ticking "Open". Then you can import and edit Sony DSC-TX55/TX66/TX10 AVCHD mts with FCP 7 easily as you want.
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Source:Import & Edit Sony TX55/TX66/TX10 AVCHD MTS in FCP 7