Convert Sony HDR-AV2000 AVCHD MTS to FCP 6/7 on Mac OS X

Summary:Follow this article, you will get to know How to import Sony Handycam AX2000 MTS to Final Cut Pro 6/7 on Mac 10.8.


Sony HDR-AX2000

Initial thoughts:


The AX2000 has a cool (at least to me) feature that it can record the audio from one of the XLR inputs onto both audio tracks using different gain settings, so you can have a safety track recorded at a lower level.


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.

If you put a media card from AX2000 in a card reader (or mount the camera to a computer via USB), you can navigate to a directory which contains .MTS files, however users may meet some problems when edit the video files in FCP 6/7 as AVCHD MTS is not supported by FCP 6/7 natively.

How to solve Sony AX2000 AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro 6/7 importing problems?

FCP 6/7 best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, and AVCHD MTS format is not friendly for editing, so FCP 6/7 doesn't support Sony CX760V AVCHD footages well. The best method to solve this problem is to convert Sony AVCHD MTS to ProRes MOV before editing in FCP 6/7.

To do the job, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is a good tool. Just follow the steps below to transcode Sony AX2000 MTS to FCP 6/7 for editing without rendering.

1.Load AVCHD files

After install and launch the Pavtube Mac Sony AVCHD Video Converter, drag and drop Sony 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, here you just need to choose the target application as output format, for example, "Final Cut Pro->Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)".

3. Do some settings as you want.

4.Transcode Sony AX2000 AVCHD to FCP 6/7.

At last, hit the "Convert" button to transcode Sony AX2000AVCHD MTS to FCP 6/7.

With this Sony AVCHD to ProRes Converter, you can easily change Sony AX2000AVCHD files to FCP 6/7 for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your Sony AX2000AVCHD footages to FCP 6/7 in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed, after converting you can follow this guide to import videos to FCP 6/7 for editing. 


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    wxm (Friday, 25 March 2016 01:52)