Beginners: Sony HDR-FX1000 MTS and FCP 6 workflow


Summary
: Read the following article, you will get to konw how to convert Sony AVCHD clips to ProRes 422 codec for importing Sony HDR-FX1000 MTS footage to FCP 6 for smoothly editing.


When thinking about getting a better camcorder for unboxings the HDR-FX1000 HD Handycam sounded like a good choice. Thanks to its 3 CMOS chips and the large Sony G Lens the FX1000 performs very well in lower light conditions. I have got it and use it to record some videos. I find FX100 gave me videos as AVCHD file which I have not acknowledged with. I tried with both quicktime and FCP 6 but none of them could recognize it. Is there any step-by-step work flow for this?

As far as we know, the problems mainly lie in the incompatible codec. FCP cannot native support the AVCHD footages from Sony FX1000. To successfully Log and Transfer your FX1000 AVCHD videos to FCP 6, you you are suggested to use a third party converter to transcode Sony FX100 AVCHD to ProRes, which is the preferred codec for Final Cut Pro.

Here we recommend the best AVCHD to ProRes Converter from Pavtube. Its great performance and all the FCP compatible formats included (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, etc) make it easier for you to import and edit your mts files from Sony FX100 in Final Cut Pro 6, 7 and FCP X. Just download it and follow the guide on converting Sony HDR-FX1000 MTS to ProRes 422 below.

Step 1. Free donwload and run the Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, and then import the recorded AVCHD videos from FX1000 into the program.



PS: It’s excellent Sony video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras’ videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.

Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format for best editing in FCP 6.

 

 


Tips:

 

Due to the difference in the compresstion standard of AVCHD and ProRes 422, the converted files are significantly larger than the original ones. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov) instead. 

 

Step 3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Sony FX1000 AVCHD MTS to FCP Prores422 on mac.

After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or edit Sony HDR-FX1000 AVCHD mts files in FCP 6 under Mac without problems.

Open up Final Cut Pro 6, follow "File > Import > Files…" to import and edit the converted .mov videos. You can also reference the following guide:


See also:

How to import Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V to iMovie
Tricks for Editing Sony HDR-SR10E mts files in Avid MC

Sony HDR-XR500V and Adobe Premiere workflow

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