Encode Sony VG30 AVCHD MTS to (ProRes/AIC) MOV for FCP 6/7/X

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Encode Sony VG30 AVCHD MTS to (ProRes/AIC) MOV for FCP 6/7/X

Postby kyo » Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:42 am

Encode Sony VG30 AVCHD MTS to (ProRes/AIC) MOV for FCP 6/7/X

Summary: In this tutorial, we intend to elaborate how to enable Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/FCP7/FCPX/FCE) to work with AVCHD 1080 50p/60p MTS clips taken by a Sony NEX-VG30.

Sony has announced the NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens camcorder. The NEX-VG30 camcorder features the same sensor format that Sony builds into its standard size DSLR cameras. With approximately 19.5 times the surface area of conventional camcorder sensors, the 16.1MP Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor makes capturing high-quality, cinematic video with a shallow depth of field a breeze.


Whatever your genre, whatever your shooting style, take your moviemaking to the next level with the Sony NEX-VG30 interchangeable lens HD camcorder and lens.

You may like shooting video with Sony NEX-VG30, it's wonderful for us to use this excellent camera to record beautiful landscapes and record exciting moments. After recording, you may need to import the Sony NEX-VG30 footages to Final Cut for editing, but, Sony NEX-VG30 recorded videos are in AVCHD format, the AVCHD MTS/M2TS format is not compatible with many editing software, such as FCP 6/7, FCP X and FCE on Mac. Final Cut software doesn't supports AVCHD well, it takes much time to render.

What's the best solution to import Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD files to FCP, FCP X, FCE for editing without rendering? The best way is to convert Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD to ProRes codec MOV format, Apple ProRes 422 MOV format is best supported by FCP, FCP X, FCE, below is a brief guide for you.


1. Download Pavtube AVCHD to Dinal Cut Pro Converter for Mac, it's an professional AVCHD converter on Mac which can convert Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD files to different formats.

2. Install and launch this Pavtube AVCHD to Dinal Cut Pro Converter for Mac. Import the 1080p footages to the converter.

3. Click "Format" bar to choose output format, you can click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).


4. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click settings button. Adjust the resolution and others as you need.


5. Click convert button to start the Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD 1080p 50p/60p MTS to ProRes 422 MOV conversion.

With Pavtube MTS/M2TS converter for Mac, you can easily convert Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express for editing with Prores 422 codec MOV format. After converting, you can import videos to Final Cut for editing as you want.

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Re: Encode Sony VG30 AVCHD MTS to (ProRes/AIC) MOV for FCP 6

Postby Violet10 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:28 am

Canon/Sony/Panasonic AVCHD MTS Workflow in FCP/FCE/iMovie/Avid on Mac

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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition), often with the file extension of mts, m2ts or mt2, is a professional digital recording format for Sony, Panasonic, Canon and more camcorders and cameras.

To edit, play or share Sony, Panasonic, Canon MTS videos on Mac, you will need to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos to best compatible format for Mac OS. Only by converting can you avoid video playback, editing and importing problems due to the recorded AVCHD format.

Part I: Software Requirement:

Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter (Windows or Mac) is mainly used to transcode Sony (3D), Panasonic (3D) and few Canon Cameras AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to FCP, FCP X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iPhoto 8/9/11, CyberLink PowerDirector, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, etc.

Here is the main interface of the Pavtube MTS/M2TS for Mac.

Guide to convert AVCHD, MTS, M2TS for playing and editing on Mac

1.Download and Run the top Mac AVCHD MTS Converter or Video Converter for Mac, load source AVCHD .m2t files to this converter.
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2. Click format column to choose the output format as you want.
For example,

Editing in FCP you can choose Apple prores 422 codec MOV format;

For editing in imovie, you can choose apple intermediate codec (AIC) MOV format;

For editing in Avid, you can pick DNxHD codec MOV format, etc.

P.S. By clicking "Settings" button to adjust video and audio parameters.

Step 3. Hit the "Convert" button to kick off to MTS to MOV Conversion on Mac.

Tips. How to import video any editing software guide:

Video to FCP7 | FCP X

How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac

How to load video files or projects to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac?

Adding media files to Avid Media Composer

Learn more about how to burn mts files to DVD

Part II: Canon, Nikon,Olympus, Sony Camera/Camcorder and MOV, MP4 video tips:

1. Canon

Canon C100 | Canon HF M500


Canon AVCHD to FCP

Canon Vixia MTS to iMovie

Import Caon MTS to Movie Maker

2. Panasonic

Panasonic GH2 | Panasonic GH3 | Panasoni TM90| Panasonic TM900 | Panasonic HC-X900/X900M | Panasonic HC-X800| Panasonic X920 | Panasoni SD900 | Panasonic DMC-FZ200


Panasonic AVCHD Converter for FCP

Burn Panasonic MTS to DVD

3. Sony

Sony HDR-SR1 | Sony HDR-XR160E | Sony NEX-6 | Sony NEX-5R | Sony NEX-7/A57/A65/A77 | Sony NEX-5N | Sony A99 | Sony CX106 | Sony FS700 | Sony VG900/VG30


Import Sony AVCHD to FCP

Convert Sony MTS to AIC for iMovie

Get Sony AVCHD into Avid MC

Make Sony AVCHD MTS editable in Premiere

Reformat Sony Handycam M2TS for mocha AE and FCP

Sony MTS and Pinnacle Studio workflow

Sony AVCHD to Sony Vegas Converter

Edit Sony M2TS in Movie Maker

How to burn Sony Handycam MTS to DVD

Part III: Other realated software for you to take as reference:

Pavtube MXF Converter (Windows or Mac) | Pavtube HD Converter (Windows or Mac)

Pavtube DVD Creator for (Windows or Mac)

Pavtube Media Magician (Windows or Mac)

All-in-one Converter for you to choose:

Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate | iMedia Converter for Mac

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If you have any problem, pls contact with macsupport@pavtube.com to get more information. You also can leave a message on Pavtube Community or Pavtube Facebook, we will answer your questions as soon as possilble.
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