Summary: With this awesome guide, you can smoothly import and edit Sony NEX-VG30 MTS files in Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X by converting Sony VG30 AVCHD MTS/M2TS video to Apple ProRes MOV format.
If you got the Sony standard size DSLR cameras NEX-VG30, a high-quality capturing camcorder, you may feel like shooting video with Sony NEX-VG30. It’s wonderful for us to use this excellent camera to record beautiful landscapes and record exciting moments. After recording, you may need to import Sony AVCHD footages to Final Cut for editing, but, Sony NEX-VG30 recorded videos are in AVCHD format, the AVCHD MTS/M2TS format is not compatible with many editing software, such as FCP 6/7, FCP X and FCE on Mac. Final Cut software doesn’t supports AVCHD well- it takes much time to render.
As far as we know the 1080 60p AVCHD flies from Sony VG30 would not be ingested natively into Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X. Even if you can apply the Log and Transfer plug-in with FCP 7 to import the AVCHD footages successfully, you would actually not be satisfied with the transcoded Apple ProRes 422 LT files(The Log & Transfer can do the AVCHD to Apple ProRes422 LT conversion work for you as a background converter). So, any solution to solve the problems?
What’s the best solution to loading Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro for editing without any problem? The best way is to convert Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD MTS footage to ProRes codec MOV format on Mac OS X, which is best supported by FCP 6/7/X. The below is a brief guide for beginners.
Transcoding Sony NEX-VG30 MTS to Final Cut Pro (X):
Step 1. Download Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. This professional Mac AVCHD Converter can help you convert Sony VG30 AVCHD to FCP Apple ProRes 422 MOV format effortlessly without quality loose. Besides, more output formats like AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc are also supported.
Step 2. Click “Add Video” to load the .mts files from Sony VG30 Camcorder to the Mac Converter.
Step 3. Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). Well, Apple PreRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes(Proxy), etc are all the proper choice for you.
Note: If you are a FCP 6 or former version user, you only can choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422 HQ as the output format.
Step 4. You can click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings. We recommend 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as video bitrate for later easy editing in Final Cut Pro.
Step 5. Finally click convert button to start the Sony VG30 AVCHD to ProRes 422 conversion for Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X with the top AVCHD to ProRes Converter on Mac OS X. After converting, you can import NEX-VG30 MTS files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/ X for editing as you want.
If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out "Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column" to get your solutions.
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