Sony CX730 50p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X Mac Importing Tips

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Sony CX730 50p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X Mac Importing Tips

Postby lydia622520 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:48 am

I am a user of the Sony HDR-CX730 which produces AVCHD video. It didn't take long for me to find out that I am unable to edit the 1080 50p AVCHD files with Final Cut Pro X. Also, I got know that FCP X imports 25p but not 50p files, as 1080 50p is a non-standard frame rate.With that said, I'm looking for a way to convert the 50p AVCHD files that get created when I upload the video from the camera in order to edit in FCP X on mac.

After many times of tests, I find Brorsoft AVCHD to FCP X Converter applying which you can transcode Sony CX730 AVCHD to ProRes the FCP X native format. Plus, it can change the CX730 50fps at 1080 to 25fps for easy editing with FCP X. Moreover, this professional Mac AVCHD Converter also supports converting Sony HDR-CX760, Sony HDR-CX740 AVCHD footages to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro without quality loss.

Next,please follow me to import Sony HDR-CX730 50p AVCHD files to FCP X on Mac OS X with the best AVCHD to FCP X Converter.

Step 1: Import Sony CX730 files
Connect Sony HDR-CX730 to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mts files from the camera folder like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then run the recommended AVCHD to ProRes Converter to load the MTS files to it.

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

Step 3: Adjust the original 1080p50 frame rate
Click settings button to adjust the frame rate as 25fps, and set the video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro X on Mac.

Step 4: Convert Sony AVCHD video to ProRes
Click the convert button, and the Mac AVCHD Converter will start the conversion from Sony CX730 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for Final Cut X on Mac OS X immediately.


After the conversion, you can easily transfer Sony CX730 50p files to Final Cut Pro X for editing with best quality.

1. If you want lossless join of MTS, M2TS files, pleas tick the “Merge into one” box.
2. If you wanna trim, crop and add special effects to AVCHD/AVCHD Lite, just tap the Edit icon.
3. This MTS Converter for Mac also can convert AVCHD(.mts/.m2ts) to AIC, DVCPRO, MOV(AVC), Avid DNxHD, etc.

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