Tricks for Editing Sony 3D AVCHD footage on Mac OS X

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Tricks for Editing Sony 3D AVCHD footage on Mac OS X

Postby lydia622520 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:27 am

Summary: Read this article, you can learn how to import and edit Sony 3D MTS videos with Mac tools like FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere- it offers a possible solution for 3D AVCHD footage to Mac.


Editing the 3D footage was both complex and difficult for most consumers (not everyone has a quad-core and high end cards) and more so. And this page, I aim to share a solution to editing 3D MTS footage from Sony camcorders on Mac at ease.

If you got a Sony HDR-TD10, HDR-TD20V, you will know that Sony Camcorder 3D files are exported with the 2 sides (L&R) together. It’s not so easy to handle 3D video files in a NLE like Final Cut. Since Apple hasn't included 3D media files into natively supported video formats within FCP, iMovie, so change Sony 3D MTS videos to a Mac acceptable format is a have-to-do step if you intend to import and edit Sony 3D AVCHD in iMovie, FCE, FCP, etc Mac tools.

First download and install the app- Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

It is a yet professional Mac 3D MTS Converter tool. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. So, you can effortlessly transcode Sony 3D MTS movies to any Mac tool compatible format. You can also get the Windows version MTS/M2TS Converter to make the MTS conversion on Windows PC. Download and follow the step-by-step tutorial below.

How to transcode and join Sony 3D AVCHD MTS files

Step 1. Launch Sony 3D MTS Converter Mac and click add button to import 3D footage to the program. If you wanna merge 3D MTS files, check the “Merge into one file” box.


Step 2. Click "format" bar to choose the output format. Choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7/X; iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) for iMovie and FCE, Avid Media Composer->Avid DNxHD(*.mov) for Avid, Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for Adobe Premiere…


Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters as the below screenshot, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality before starting conversion.

Step 3. Hit the Convert button and the will start Sony 3D AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes, AIC, NDxHD conversion on Mac OS X(Mountain Lion, Mavericks included) right away.

After the conversion, you can transfer 3D MTS video from Sony cams to Mac for further editing with FCP, iMovie, FCE, Premiere Pro, Avid MC without any issue.

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