Convert/Edit Sony NEX-VG20 1080p footages in FCP X on Mac

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Convert/Edit Sony NEX-VG20 1080p footages in FCP X on Mac

Postby lucy198754 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:40 am


Are you the Sony new Camera NEX-VG20 users? And do you also meet the similar trouble: Has anyone got AVCHD files from Sony NEX-VG20? And has anyone been able to import Sony NEX-VG20 AVCHD to FCP X? I just got around to trying out the VG20 this morning and am trying to import the clips to FCP X and no luck. Trying to import from Camera it doesn't see recognize the camera or the SD card if plugged in to a reader. When trying to import the .mts as files results in an error saying unsupported file format. Any ideas?

In this page, we’d like show an easy way to sove the troubles and similar troubles to you. Sony NEX-VG20 records 1080/60p AVCHD MTS/M2TS files. While, the non-linear video editing software Final Cut Pro cannot support AVCHD 1080p files perfectly, especially the ones which have been stored in your hard disk drive in MTS/M2TS format, it needs rendering with a long time. If you google to download a top AVCHD Converter for Mac Tool and use it to transcode Sony NEX-VG20 AVCHD to FCP X editable format Apple ProRes, you will save much time.

Here, we take Brorsft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as an example, with it, you can easily and quickly convert Sony NEX-VG20 1080/60p AVCHD(*.mts/*.m2ts) files to Apple ProRes for FCP X with the least loss of original video quality. Then just follow the bellow steps.

Guide: Convert Sony NEX-VG20 1080/60p AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP X with best setting.

Step1: Connect your Sony NEX-VG20 to your Mac with USB2.0. Install and run the best Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter and then click the adding button to add your 1080p MTS/M2TS files to it.
Tip: If you wanna combine or merge several AVCHD files for FCP X for editing without interruption, you can select the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sublist are there a few formats compatible with FCP X. Select the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) MOV format, you can get or copy NEX-VG20 AVCHD to FCP X keeping original quality. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

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 to optimize the output file quality.
Note: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing NEX-VG20 MTS in Final Cut Pro X.


Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert NEX-VG20 footages to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.


After the fast MTS/M2TS to FCP X Apple ProRes conversion on Mac, you will be able to get the output files for FCP X by clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can easily put and transfer Sony NEX-VG20 1080p recordings to FCP X in 30fps for editing without any trouble keeping original quality.

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