Summary:Want to open and edit Sony DSC-RX100 (60p) AVCHD footage in Premiere Pro while facing import problems. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.
As an enthusiast compact camera based around a 20MP 1" CMOS sensor, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 offers you the capability of recording ultra high-definition still images and Full HD 1080p videos at 60 frames per second (fps). While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing Sony DSC-RX100 60p footage into Final Cut Pro X/7, Avid Media Composer or Premiere Pro. If you're in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Avid, Premiere and FCP to work perfectly with Sony DSC-RX100 60p AVCHD files.
The reason that you can't sucessfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footages on 60p format to your non-linear editing systems is simple. Currently 1080/60p footage is a very non-standard format and it's not added into the supported lists of Media Composer (even with Avid 7), Premiere Pro (CS6), Final Cut Pro X and other NLEs. In order to edit Sony DSC-RX100 60p MTS files smoothly, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party to rewrap and covnert 60p footage a more "editable" format.
First you need to download Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, a powerful high-quality AVCHD video converter, player and editor. If you're facing problems when uploading 60p/50p AVCHD footage to Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CS6 and Avid Media Composer on Mac, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it it from below.
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Frankly, the program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can help you transcode Sony DSC-RX100 60p AVHD to Avid DNxHD, ProRes and MPEG-2 to ensure maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro under Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5. It's clean, safe, free to install and use. and it works well and converts flawlessly.
[size="5"]Transcoding Sony DSC-RX100 60p AVCHD footage for editing in FCP X, Avid and Premiere Pro[/size]
Step 1. Run the nice AVCHD MTS Converter on your Mac and load mpg clips to it by clicking “Add” button. The software supports batch conversion, so you can import several videos to it one time.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar and then move your pointer to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)"; For Avid MC, choose the "Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)"; For Adobe Premiere, choose "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2(*.mpg)" as output.
Step 3. Press "Convert" button to start encoding.
Now your 60p files will be converted into DNxHD, ProRes, MPEG-2 files ready to be imported into Avid, FCP X, Premiere.
You're done! Now you may know how to ingest and edit Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 60p.MTS footage in Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X.
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Source:Sony DSC-RX100 Workflow: Final Cut Pro, Avid MC and Premiere Pro