Use Sony A77 60p AVCHD on Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP X/7/6)

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Use Sony A77 60p AVCHD on Apple Final Cut Pro (FCP X/7/6)

Postby lydia622520 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:29 am

This article Source Original From: Install/Load Sony A77 AVCHD 1080P MTS to FCP 6/7/X mac editing

Sony Alpha 77 (a77) is the Sony A700 successor, and has a 24.3 Megapixel sensor, but although this number is impressive, it has other features that are even more interesting.

Video capture with auto-focus: First, this camera has a stationary translucent mirror that lets light go to the main sensor and the auto-focus sensor at the same time. This means that the mirror does not have to ever move the mirror. This is particularly interesting for capturing video with full auto-focus. Although it is possible to work around it, the lack of auto-focus is a huge weakness of DSLR video shooting in my opinion.Electronic OLED viewfinder: Now, the “downside” is that the a77 uses an electronic viewfinder, which some people don’t like. This is not new in the Sony alpha line, but Sony has replaced the LCD viewfinder by an OLED viewfinder, which should be better (higher resolution, faster refresh rate). I haven’t tried the new viewfinder for myself, but this is something to check ASAP.

12FPS burt mode, high ISO: The Sony a77 is capable of capturing 12 frames per second (with continuous auto-focus) in full 24.3 Megapixel resolution. If you are in a low-light situation, the camera can go up to 16000 ISO in terms of light sensitivity (some noise will be added to the photo, beware).
Tilt display: The a77 still has physical properties that most DLSR lack, like the tilt display that lets one shoot from an “above the head” position with ease. This is very useful in a crowded environment for example.

Kit: And finally, we have learned that the “kit lens” will be a 16-50mm f2.8 lens. Usually kit lenses are 18-55 f3.5-5.6 lenses, which are very basic. The lower the f-stop number, and the more light is coming into the lens, which is great for action photography, or low-light photography.

OK! The HD experience also brings some problems to the users, for example, when we want to edit Sony A77 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS in Final Cut Pro X/6/7, we will find that FCP can not recognize it as FCP can not support 1080/60p files.

So we need a solution to solve it, and a professional video conversion software becomes a must. Here I share a full guide on converting Sony A77 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to ProRes with 30fps for FCP X/6/7 with you! Hope the easy guide give you a big help!

Firstly, we need to download a top AVCHD Converter for Sony A77, I used Brorsoft Sony A77 MTS Converter for Mac, which is proven to be fast and very easily to use. You can download it and have a free trial first.
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Step 1:Connect your Sony A77 to your Mac with USB2.0. Run the program on you Mac, then click the adding button to import your Sony A77 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files to it.
Tip: If you have multiple Sony SLT A77 1080 60p .MTS/M2TS files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to merge them into one single file for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step 2:Click the “Format” to find the “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with Final Cut Pro. I recommend you to choose Apple PreRes 422(HQ) if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Tip 1: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.
Tip 2: If you have to import Sony SLT A77 1080/50p MTS/M2TS to FCP for editing, you have to convert/transcode Sony SLT A77 AVCHD 1080/50p MTS/M2TS to ProRes with 25fps as the Frame Rate and 1920*1080 as Video Size.

Step 4:Click the “Convert” button; it will start converting Sony A77 .mts to ProRes for FCP 6/7/X on Mac immediately.

When the conversion process is perfectly completed, you will get the output files for Final Cut Pro by clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import/transfer the converted and/or merged Sony A77 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS with to Final Cut Pro (X/7/6)for editing with high quality without any trouble.

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