Sony AVCHD Encoding-Working with Sony AX2000 AVCHD in FCP

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Sony AVCHD Encoding-Working with Sony AX2000 AVCHD in FCP

Postby Vincent121 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:51 am

Sony AVCHD Encoding-Working with Sony AX2000 AVCHD in FCP

Sony's HDR-AX2000 makes for an impressive prosumer-level AVCHD camcorder. While not as decked out as the HXR-NX5U (its NXCAM pro counterpart), it's a clear step up from its HDV predecessor, the HDR-FX1000. The camera's ability to capture HD and SD video in AVCHD and MPEG-2 formats--and save it to solid state media--is only one of the traits distinguishing it from its tape-based forebearer. Full 1920 x 1080 HD video--which can be recorded at 60i, 30p and 24p--is another. The footage is saved to either Memory Stick PRO Duo or SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, then easily downloaded to computer for editing via USB 2.0 interface.


Recording features

[*] Film-like Progressive Recording 24p/30p
[*] In addition to 1080/60i recording, the HDR-AX2000 offers a 1080/24p and 1080/30p Progressive Scan mode that enables shooting with film-like results. [*] Signals scanned at 24p/30p are converted to 60i (using 2-3 pulldown for 24p) and recorded on MemoryStick PRO Duo or SD/SDHC media.
[*] Up to 24Mbps AVCHD Video
[*] The HDR-AX2000 can capture video at up to 24Mbps for amazing clarity and detail, ideal for recording on to Blu-ray media since the AVCHD2 codec is highly compatible with the Blu-ray format.

Best way to edit Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS videos with FCP X, iMovie or Avid MC on Mac

Question1:Can I import Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS videos to FCP X, iMovie or Avid MC for editing directly?
Answer:AVCHD MTS are not supported by FCP X, iMovie or Avid MC on Mac, so you can't import for editing directly.

Question2:What's the best codec and format for editing Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS videos with FCP X, iMovie or Avid MC on Mac?
Answer:The best codec for FCP X is apple prores 422 MOV format, for iMovie it's Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) MOV format, for Avid MC, it's DNxHD MOV format.

Question3:Which software supports transcode Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS to these best codec and format?
Answer:You can take a try on Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac, many users have successfully convert AVCHD to best codec for editing with this software, many editing software's best codecs are presetted, such as Apple ProRes 422, AIC, DNxHD, etc.

Tip: Here are easy steps that you can follow to transcode Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS to FCP X, iMovie or Avid MC.
1.Install Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD Converter for Mac, and then load AVCHD files
After install and launch the Pavtube MTS Video Converter Mac, drag and drop Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS file. You can drag several files to the program directly.


2.Choose output format

Apple ProRes MOV is the best format for Final Cut Pro (X), here you just need to choose the target application as output format, for example, "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)". If you need to edit in iMovie, please choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov). And for Avid MC, please choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov).

[*] Read More: FCP | Avid | iMovie | MTS Column | Sony Column


3. Do some settings as you want, like output resolution and bitrate.


4.Transcode Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD to FCP (X)

At last, hit the "Convert" button to transcode Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS clisp. With this Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD to Mac MOV converter, you can easily change Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD files to FCP X, iMovie or Avid MC for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD footages to FCP X, iMovie or Avid MC in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed, after converting you can follow this guide to import videos to FCP X, iMovie or Avid MC for editing.

[*] FCP X Video files Importing

[*] Import Media files to Avid Media Composer

[*] Import Videos, Projects to iMovie

PS. If you have any problem, pls contact with 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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