Final Cut Pro 6/7: Best Way to import mts Files from Sony CX100


Description: In order to solve Sony CX100 compatibility issues, the following guide will tell how to use FCP 6/7 to edit Sony HDR-CX100 AVCHD MTS files, which is not a Mac friendly format.


Sony's HDR-CX100 offers stunning, high-def recording in a convenient package. Its built-in eight-gigabyte flash drive means you'll never have to worry about carrying tapes or discs with you again.



This camcorder replaced my Sony Mini DV Handycam. It is incredibly small and light. Super easy to use although the on screen menus take a little figuring out. Great HD picture and the stills are fantastic! The auto smile photo feature is amazing. 

My CX100 camera gave me videos as AVCHD file which I have not acknowledged with. I tried to work with both FCP 7 but it couldn't recognize it. Is there any step-by-step work flow for this? PS: the footages are on 1080 60p.

As AVCHD is not a Mac friendly format, you will meet the above problem in importing Sony CX100 1080/60p AVCHD MTS files into your FCP 6/7 for editing. It is known that Apple ProRes codec is compatible to FCP. So you need a program help you to transcode Sony CX100 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to FCP 6/7. 

Here Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is recommended. It is an easy-to-use MTS to FCP X Converter for Mac program with clean interface. And it is good at converting Sony HDR-CX100 MTS files to various formats for editing on Mac OS X. You can try the free trial version to evaluate the functions at first.

Guide: How to transcode Sony HDR-CX100 1080/60p AVCHD to FCP 6/7 

Part 1: Copy and transfer HDR-CX100 1080/60p AVCHD files to Mac.

Connect your Sony HDR-CX100 camcorder to Apple computer via USB cable, find the MTS files by following the camera folder AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the MTS files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

Part 2: Convert HDR-CX100 1080/60p AVCHD to FCP 6/7.

Step 1: Import HDR-CX100 1080/60p AVCHD to the best Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac.

Install and launch the program, and click the "Add video" or "Add from folder" button for adding to import HDR-CX100 1080/60p AVCHD files. 


Step 2: Select an output format for FCP 6/7 and set the output folder.

Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move you pointer to Final Cut Pro > Apple Prores 422 Codec (*.mov). It is the native format for FCP 6/7. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Step 3: Start converting your HDR-CX100 1080/60P AVCHD to Prores MOV for FCP 6/7.

Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Sony HDR-CX100 1080/60P AVCHD to FCP 6/7 on Mac immediately. 

After the MTS to AIC conversion, you will be able to get the output files for FCP via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import the converted .mov files for editing in FCP 6/7 with high quality without any trouble. 


Tip 1: You are allowed to adjust output video and video parameters. However, if you have no idea about profile setting, keep it as original recordings will provide you the files with less quality loss, and keep default settings is also a good choice for your to get a high quality files. 

Tip 2: In order to get customized videos, you can add subtitles to your own videos. 

The free Subtitle Edit will help you to edit your own subtitles then put it into videos. 

Read More: Subtitle FAQs: Free permanently attach subtitles to videos/movies

What's more, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac considered as best Mac Sony AVCHD MTS Converter, Mac Canon Vixia MTS Converter, Mac Panasonic AVCHD Converter, etc. It is specially developed for AVCHD camera/camcorder users to transcode all AVCHD MTS/MTS footage to various fotmats accepted by iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Adobe After Effects CS6 and more similar Mac video editing software with least quality loss. 


See also:

Edit Sony HDR-PJ650V MTS into iMovie/FCE
Play Sony NEX-FS700U AVCHD on QuickTime
Ingest Sony PJ780/PJ790 1080/60p mts to Adobe Premiere

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