Sony Alpha, stylized as Sony α (Greek letter alpha), is a digital SLR camera system introduced on 5 June 2006. It utilizes and expands upon Konica Minolta camera technologies, including the Minolta AF SLR lens mount, whose assets were acquired by Sony after the end of Konica-Minolta’s photography operations in early 2006.
You may have got a sony alpha camera and often use it to take photos and record HD video. In the forum, many users got problems when they import sony A57/A65/A77 recorded AVCHD files to FCP for editing. As we know, AVCHD MTS/M2TS files are not well supported by FCP on Mac due to the unfriendly codec, you can’t edit the videos smoothly in Final Cut Pro.
How to edit Sony alpha AVCHD video smoothly in FCP?
The best way is to convert Sony A57/A65/A77 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP best supported Apple RroRes codec.
Now I will start with the step-by-step guide on how to convert Sony A57/A65/A77 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to ProRes 422 and then import the converted videos for editing in Final Cut Pro.
Step1: Download Pavtube AVCHD to Prores Converter for FCP and import your Sony A57/A65/A77 AVCHD file.
Step2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)
Tips: If you want the files to be in smaller size, you can follow Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(LT) (*mov)/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).
Step3: Click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc.
Step4: Start converting Sony A57/A65/A77 1080/60p MTS/M2TS videos to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X
After the Sony A57/A65/A77 AVCHD to FCP conversion, import the converted MOV files to Final Cut Pro, then you can edit Sony A57/A65/A77 videos in FCP smoothly.
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