Summary: In the following guide, i will demonstrate how to encode/log and transfer Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X preferred ProRes 422 codec to make your gorgeous masterpieces.
The Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder is the first Handycam camcorder with a 35mm sensor for high-quality HD video with a truly professional look, which exploits the artistic potential of interchangeable lenses. More than the new 35mm sensor, the Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder also offers you creative control to deliver image and videos the way you envision it, even in dimly-lit environments. The NEX-VG900 captures gorgeous high quality video in 1080 Full HD in 24p, 60p and 60i, thus astounding film-like results can be achieved easily. However, users often stumped on importing issues when loading Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD footage into Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X for post-production on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8. What’s more, Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder records AVCHD format video, and it uses MPEG-4/H.264 codec, this codec is not good for editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6.
- “I have a new Sony NEX-VG900 interchangeable lenses camcorder on hand. It created some AVCHD footage in 1080 60p quality. My objective is importing these files into Final Cut Pro X for editing use. But I haven’t figured out how to do this. So my question is how can I edit the 1080 60p AVCHD clips after shooting them with the Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder?”
- “Hello guys, I shot with a Sony NEX-VG900 camcorder and I’d like to import its AVCHD footage into Final Cut Pro X for editing use. The VG900 camera was not mine and I did not have easy access to it. I googled for a solution, many people suggested to decode the AVCHD footage to Apple ProRes codec. I tried it, but the converter app I used on my MacBook Pro did not work at all. It refused to convert my large 1080p60 materials. Any hints on an available Mac converter? I don’t want to loose much quality in the conversion process. Thanks in advance.”
Although Apple claims that Final Cut Pro has native support for AVCHD files, users still have problems one or another when trying to edit those footage within FCP 6/7 or the latest FCP X. To solve this problem directly, you can transcode Sony NEX-VG900 MTS to Apple ProRes – the FCP preferred editing format in advance by using a Mac Sony MTS to Final Cut Pro Converter. Below is HOW-TO.
Free Download Sony MTS to Final Cut Pro Converter for Mac
1. Load Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD footage.
Open up Sony MTS to Final Cut Pro Converter for Mac, hit “Add video” or “Add from folder” tab to load AVCHD files directly from your camera or from the HDD that stored your Sony VG900 footage.
2. Choose output format
Hit the “Format” menu to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format from “Final Cut Pro” catalogue. Apple ProRes as Final Cut Pro 6/7/X compatible codec for editing AVCHD MTS files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 smoothly.
3. You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is better.
4. Convert Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 MOV
Hit “Convert” tab to encode Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 MOV on Mac Mountain Lion.
Once the conversion task is done, click “Open” button to get the generated ProRes MOV files.
How to transfer video files to Final Cut Pro
1. Import videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7: from the File menu > Import > Files…
Detailed steps please read: http://www.pavtube.com/guide/import-avchd-to-final-cut-pro-7.html
2. Import videos to Final Cut Pro X: from the File menu > Import > Files…
Detailed steps please read: http://mts-to-aic-converter.com/import-camera-videos-to-final-cut-pro-x/
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Friendship remind: If you buy Sony MTS Converter for Mac during Nov. 14 – Dec. 10 2012, you can get a Free DVD Burner for Mac, it can free burn AVCHD Clips to DVD on Mac or Windows. If necessary, please hurry action.