Ingest Sony HDR-CX190 AVCHD files to FCP mac

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Ingest Sony HDR-CX190 AVCHD files to FCP mac

Postby lucy198754 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:52 am


Have you got the Sony HDR-CX190 High Definition Handycam Camcorder? It shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080/60i video with a back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor that's ideal for low-light situations. With Dual Capture you can also take 5.3 megapixel still images while shooting HD movie. Such a powerful HD Camera, do you want to ingest Sony HDR-CX190 1080i files to FCP for editing on Mac?

In fact, Sony HDR-CX190 recording files are grey in FCP and can not be recognized by FCP. Though the Log and Transfer, the amazing and useful feature of FCP can help you with the AVCHD conversion, you need to keep the original structure of your files and sometimes the Log and Transfer just stopped working and you can not find the reason and solution. In this article, we will talk about how to import and edit Sony HDR-CX190 AVCHD in FCP under Mac OS.

Thus, you need a MTS to FCP Converter for Mac to deinterlace and transcode your 1080i MTS/M2TS files to FCP best Video format ProRes more easily and quicker that other converters do. Here, we take the Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. It is equipped with some simple but useful editing features, such as merging several videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list. Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves. Here goes the step-by-step guide.

Step1: Connect your Sony HDR-CX190 to your Apple with USB2.0. Install and launch the best AVCHD MTS to FCP Converter Mac and then click the adding button to import your AVCHD 1080i MTS/M2TS files. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert.
Tip: If you have multiple 1080/60i MTS/M2TS files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to merge the files into one single file for FCP so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step 2: Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Note: If you want the files to be in smaller size and make sure that your FCP has updated to 7.0.3 version or above, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best video quality for editing Sony HDR-CX190 recording file 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.


Step 4: Click Edit and you will go to the Video Editor. Then click Effect and select "deinterlacing", then you can Deinterlace the Sony HDR-CX190 shootage on Mac.


Step 5: Click the “Convert” button; it will start the short Sony HDR-CX190 MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP conversion on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.


When the fast Sony HDR-CX190 AVCHD to FCP conversion is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for FCP by clicking on “Import” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import/transfer [url]Sony HDR-CX190 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro[/url] for editing with high quality without rendering.

See Also:
Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS to MOV for editing in FCP

Burn Sony HDR-CX200 MTS to DVD on Mac

Convert/Import AVCHD to iMovie 11 on Mac
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