Import Sony Alpha NEX-5T mts to FCP on Mac 10.9 Mavericks


Summary: This guide aims to help you quickly convert Sony Alpha NEX-5T MTS to FCP (X) on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, with which you can also easily get your footages working in portable devices or other traditional NLE editing programs.

The Sony Alpha NEX-5T Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and compact mirrorless camera that features a 16.1 megapixel APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ image processor to produce high resolution still images and full HD 1080i/p video in multiple frame rates with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600.

Full HD Video Recording

Full HD 1080i/p video recording is supported at both 60 and 24 fps frame rates to produce high resolution movies with a smooth, cinematic look. Videos are recorded using the high-quality AVCHD codec and a built-in stereo microphone records sound in the Dolby Digital AC-3 format.

Additionally, 1440 x 1080p and 640 x 480p at 30 fps formats are also supported in the Internet-friendly MP4 format.

Question: My Sony NEX-5T camera gave me videos as AVCHD file which I have not acknowledged with. I tried with both quicktime and FCP on Mavericks but none of them could recognize it. Is there any step-by-step work flow for this?

Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro (X) is an reliable app to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP (X) still does not support well with my AVCHD Videos from NEX-5T well.

After a long time for search the simple, reliable, reasonably priced converter to get Sony NEX-5T AVCHD mts video to work with Final Cut Pro (X) on Mavericks, I find the best Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac from Pavtube at last.

It is the superior Mac Sony MTS to FCP Converter for Mavericks to convert Sony Alpha NEX-5T 1080/60p AVCHD to Apple Prores codec encoded with MOV format for editing in FCP (X) on Mac Mavericks.

In addition, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac can not only generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as FCP 6/7, FCP X, iMovie 8/9/11, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Adobe After Effects, FCE, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Keynote, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, DaVinci Resolve, iPhoto, and so on, but also support adding subtitles (.srt, .ass, .ssa) into your video files.

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The below is a brief guide for beginners to import Sony Alpha NEX-5T MTS video to FCP (X) on Mavericks:

Step 1. Download, install and run Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mavericks, it's an professional AVCHD to FCP Converter which can convert Sony Alpha NEX-5T AVCHD files to different formats on Mac OS X Mavericks.

Click "Add Video" to load the .mts files from Sony NEX-5T to the Mac Converter.


2. Click "Format" bar to choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as the best output codec for importing MTS files from Sony NEX-5T to Final Cut Pro (X) editing.


Tips: Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac can also convert Sony NEX-5T mts files to QuickTime, iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, DaVinci Resolve or Apple Aperture 3 compatible video format for editing.

  • For QuickTime: Select Common Video> MOV-QuickTime(*.mov) as the best video format for playing on QuickTime.
  • For Aperture 3: Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" as the output format.
  • For iMovie and FCE: Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format.
  • For Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro: Click and choose "Avid Media Composer ->Avid DNxHD(*.mov)" as the best output codec.
  • For Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects: Click "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas", choose "MPEG-2 (*.mov)" or "MOV(AVC)(*mov)" or "WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv)" as the best video format.


Then you can set the output folder by clicking "Browse" icon as you need.

Step 3. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click settings button. Adjust the resolution and others as you need.

Step 4. Click "convert" button to start converting Sony NEX-5T AVCHD MTS to ProRes 422 MOV for editing in FCP (X) on Mavericks.

After finish converting, you can import the converted AVCHD to Final Cut Pro for editing as you want.

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Comments: 2
  • #1

    ספקים בשנחאי (Tuesday, 31 December 2013 04:02)

    The talent of collection the stuff that you are providing is so amazing.

  • #2

    harga gopro (Tuesday, 12 July 2016 22:56)

    pretty easy when you follow all the steps, thanks