Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 and Final Cut Pro 6/7 workflow

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 and Final Cut Pro 6/7 workflow

Postby jacknjchn » Tue May 21, 2013 8:19 am

Summary: If you encountered import issues while handling Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 1080 60i MTS clips with FCP 6 or FCP 7, you can consider converting these AVCHD content to a format that is best suited for Final Cut Pro, such as Apple ProRes 422.


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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.

I just bought the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera and recorded many 1080/60i AVCHD clips during the weekend. The codec is MPEG4. Regarding footage editing, Final Cut Pro is a great choice for either video hobbyists or independent filmmakers. To import Sony AVCHD footage to FCP 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.

In case that you encountered import issues while handling Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 MTS clips with FCP 6 or FCP 7, you can consider converting these AVCHD .mts/.m2ts content to a format that is best suited for Final Cut Pro, such as Apple ProRes 422. You can fast and easily get the work done along with the help from Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. It can help you transcode Sony DSC-WX80 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 HD, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 422 LT, etc on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion included). What’s more, it can deinterlace the DSC-WX80 1080i footage to make the converted files more smoothly in Final Cut products. Just download the tool and guide on how to deinterlace and convert Sony DSC-WX80 1080/60i MTS to FCP 6/7.

Sony DSC-WX80 and FCP workflow: transcode AVCHD footage to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7

Step 1: Add AVCHD footage

Launch the best Mac Sony AVCHD Converter. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your source files directly from your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MTS videos stored on your Mac computer’s hard disk drive.


Step 2: Select output format for FCP 6/7

As soon as source files are loaded, click “Format” pull down menu to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format from “Final Cut Pro” option.


Step 3: Start AVCHD to ProRes 422 conversion

Click the big button “Convert” to begin rewrapping Sony MTS to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7.

* Some useful features of the Sony AVCHD to ProRes Converter:

1. If you wanna customize video and audio quality for the exported Apple ProRes MOV files, you can click “Settings” button and enter the "Profile Settings" window to do so.

2. Click Edit button and you can deinterlace Sony DSC-WX80 1080i AVCHD for Final Cut Pro via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.


When the mts to prores conversion finished, click “Open” button to get the generated ProRes 422 QuickTime media files for Final Cut Pro 6/7. Open up FCP, follow “File > Import > Files…” to import and edit the converted Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 AVCHD MTS videos in Final Cut Pro 6/7 without any issue.

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