Log and Transfer Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7

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Log and Transfer Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7

Postby Vincent121 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:01 am

Log and Transfer Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7

The Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder is the first Handycam camcorder with a 35mm sensor for high-quality HD video with a truly professional look, which exploits the artistic potential of interchangeable lenses. More than the new 35mm sensor, the Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder also offers you creative control to deliver image and videos the way you envision it, even in dimly-lit environments. The NEX-VG900 captures gorgeous high quality video in 1080 Full HD in 24p, 60p and 60i, thus astounding film-like results can be achieved easily. However, users often stumped on importing issues when loading Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD footage into Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for post-production on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8.

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Symptom:

"I have a new Sony NEX-VG900 interchangeable lenses camcorder on hand. It created some AVCHD footage in 1080 60p quality. My objective is importing these files into Final Cut Pro X for editing use. But I haven't figured out how to do this. So my question is how can I edit the 1080 60p AVCHD clips after shooting them with the Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder?"

Solution:

Although Apple claims that Final Cut Pro has native support for AVCHD files, users still have problems one or another when trying to edit those footage within FCP 6/7 or the latest FCP X. To solve this problem directly, you can transcode Sony NEX-VG900 MTS to Apple ProRes - the FCP preferred editing format in advance by using a Sony VG900 AVCHD Converter. Below is HOW-TO.

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1. Load Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD footage.

Open up AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Converter, hit "Add video" or "Add from folder" tab to load AVCHD files directly from your camera or from the HDD that stored your Sony VG900 footage.

2. Choose output format

Hit the "Format" menu to choose "Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format from "Final Cut Pro" catalogue.

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3. You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is better.

4. Convert Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 MOV

Hit "Convert" tab to encode Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 MOV on Mac Mountain Lion. Once the conversion task is done, click "Open" button to get the generated ProRes MOV files.

How to transfer video files to Final Cut Pro

1. Import videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7: from the File menu > Import > Files…

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2. Import videos to Final Cut Pro X: from the File menu > Import > Files…

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