Smoothly editing Sony HDR-PJ600VE 1080/50p AVCHD mts footage in FCP without crashing

: If you are confused about how to import Sony HDR-PJ600VE MTS files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 for editing, read the following article to get the easy workaround to transcode mts to ProRes codec with a professional MTS converter Mac. Below is how.


Sony PAL HDR-PJ600VE Full HD Camcorder With Projector takes full HD video (1920x1080) using its low-light-friendly Exmor R CMOS sensor, the same sensor that brought low light still images to the next level. The 12x optical zoom lets you get fully detailed movies (and images) without actually being up close. The camera's intelligent auto shooting modes takes the guesswork out of shooting video by detecting ambient settings and adjusting the camera settings accordingly.

Feast your eyes on crisper, smoother videos with Full HD recording at 50p and Sony

PJ600VE allows you to capture brilliant quality videos and photos with superb contrast, rich colors and lower picture noise easily. As for video shooting, Sony PJ600VE users would like to do further editing with Sony PJ600VE 1080/50p AVCHD video in editing software like Final Cut Pro to make it much more perfect. 


Unfortunately, FCP (including Final Cut Pro X and FCP 6/7) don't favor 1080/50p AVCHD .mts videos natively. To edit Sony PJ600VE 1080/50p AVCHD footages in FCP on Mac, you'd better transcode Sony AVCHD footages to FCP compatible Apple ProPres codec for further editing. 

Convert Sony HDR-PJ600VE 1080/50p AVCHD MTS to ProRes for FCP on Mac

Step 1. Load Sony PJ600VE 1080/50p AVCHD MTS files.

Get this Sony AVCHD to FCP Converter installed; Connect your Sony PJ600VE to your Mac via USB, or insert your SD card to Mac, browser the .mts files from AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. 

Launch Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, click to top left two icons to load individual videos or the entire folder.

Step 2. Select best video format for FCP.

Click on the Format, you would see all profiles for different programs and devices. It's recommended to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the most compatible video codec for FCP.

Tip: You are able to adjust profile preset before conversion by clicking Settings which is marked as 3 above. But it's better to use the default profile settings because they are the most optimized for each output devices.

Step 3. Convert Sony HDR-PJ600VE 1080/50p AVCHD footages to FCP.

Click the "Convert" button to start the fast transcoding Sony PJ600VE 1080/50p AVCHD to ProRes on Mac. Once finished, you could locate the generated .MOV files by clicking "Open" icon and load these converted files to FCP for video editing on Mac.


1. Read more step-by-step guides on how to load converted video to Final Cut Pro.

2. Refer to here to learn how to work with different model of Sony cameras.

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