Transfer Sony NEX FS100 footage into Final Cut Pro 7/X

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Transfer Sony NEX FS100 footage into Final Cut Pro 7/X

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:08 am

Summary: Follow the guide below and you will know how to import Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 7/X without rendering on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included).


I’m looking into getting a Sony NEX FS100 and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience working with the AVCHD codec shot with the FS100 and Final Cut Pro 7? The suggested workflow from one of my friend is either Log and transfer to ProRes 422 or buy Brorsoft’s MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to transcode footage into a ProRes 422 file. Is this going to be more of a pain than it is worth?

Sony NEX-FS100 is an interchangeable lens camcorder, developed specifically as a digital motion camcorder, it captures fine detail and image texture with image fidelity, low noise and wide exposure latitude. So, we shall admit that it’s worth having, although its recording AVCHD is not much compatible with Final Cut Pro. I tried Log and transfer, but still failed importing Sony AVCHD MTS to FCP. (Maybe I should try more than once, but I have no more patience to get it work.)

Later, I tried Brorosft Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter. Yes, it was the solution. This professional MTS Converter for Mac can help you convert Sony FS100 AVCHD 50/60P files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro for easy editing. Plus, more output formats are also supported such as AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Adobe, etc to help the video makers have smooth editing in all non-linear video editing software under Mac OS X. If you have the similar issues, you can follow the steps below to transcode Sony FS100 files to FCP for editing.

1. Go to download and install the best MTS Converter for Mac. Then launch the software to import your AVCHD clips to it.


2. Click on the Format box to select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the output format. If you want to get the best video quality for editing in FCP, you can choose ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov).


NOTE: The FCP X does not install the ProApps QuickTime Codecs automatically, so you need download and install the codec manually from here.

3. 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 easier editing in Final Cut Pro. If you are in PAL(50p) area, you are recommended 25fps as video bitrate.


4. Hit the Convert button; it will convert Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro on Mac immediately.

When the conversion process shows in 100% with the top AVCHD to ProRes Converter Mac, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for easier editing in FCP 7 or FCP X.

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Source:How to Import Sony FS100 AVCHD to FCP 7/X without rendering
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Re: Transfer Sony NEX FS100 footage into Final Cut Pro 7/X

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:25 am

Sony has just launched a new professional grade camcorder – the NEX-FS100. Specially designed for shooting commercials, music videos and action scenes in budget dramas, this camcorder packs an Exmor Super 35 CMOS Sensor that can shoot up to 1080p at 60 frames per second at up to 28Mbps to an SD card, Memory Stick or optional 128 GB SSD. It can also output uncompressed 4:2:2 footage over HDMI, and has a 3.5″ LCD viewfinder for you to keep an eye on the action.
While editing 1080p50/1080p60 recordings from Sony NEX-FS100 camcorder further, we will encounter some importing issues about editing these AVCHD 1080p files on Mac. 1080p50/1080p60 is unsupported in some common editors such as FCP, iMovie and even Avid MC in that it is a very non-standard format. Plus, AVCHD is not a good edit format for Avid MC, for Avid, the most compatible format is Avid DNxHD. So, you are advised to convert Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD files to Avid DNxHD.

Preparation: Look for the best Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD Converter for Avid MC to solve importing problem of Sony NEX-FS100 MTS footages to Avid Media Composer 5.5.

Step 1: Launch the recommended Sony FS100 AVCHD to Avid MC Converter for Mac programand then click the adding button to import your MTS/M2TS files to it.
1. If necessary, you can click the button"Merge into one" to combine several videos to one file.
2. If the supposed size of the imputed file is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB.

Step 2: Click Format on the main interface and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format.

Step 3: Tap the Settings icon, and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the Profile Setting to get the output in best quality.
1. For 1080 50p AVCHD files, you can set the video size as 1920*1080, and the video frame rate as 25fps.
2. While, for 1080 60p AVCHD videos, pls set the video size as 1920*1080; video frame rate as 30fps.

Step 4: All the settings have been done; you can start the 1080p MTS from NEX-FS100 to Avid Media Composer DNxHD conversion by clicking the “Convert” button. Then you can get the converted DNxHD (*.mov) files for editing in Avid MC by clicking the “Open” button.

1. Please tap Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to get more detailed information.
2. Double click the selected file and you can have a preview of the imported file on the viewer.
3. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.

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