The HDR-PJ810 is Sony’s best projector HD camcorder with a 32GB flash drive and 12x optical zoom. SmartReview previewed this model at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. If you want to improve the file transfer process from your Sony HDR-PJ810 to Final Cut Pro (X) and Premiere Pro (CC, CS6, CS5, CS4), you may wish to read this post. It introduces how to convert Sony HDR-PJ810 AVCHD/MTS files to Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6) and Premiere Pro editable video for editing smoothly without issues.
”Hey, fellows, I’m wondering if you can help. I am a videographer and editor, filming with a recently purchased Sony HDR-PJ810 HDV Camcorder which captures digital video in MTS format. I’m looking for an application to improve the file transfer process from my to my Mac and Premiere Pro CC. Does anyone know a nice program that works well by allowing me to transfer digital files from my HDR-PJ810 to PP CC? I’m hoping someone that has this camcorder or a similar camcorder could help me with the issue. Thanks.”
Converting the files is the best option. Even though Sony HDR-PJ810 files are listed as compatible with FCP and Premiere Pro, they are buggy, that’s why transcoding is recommended in some situations. If you want to make the transfer process more smoothly from your Sony HDR-PJ810 to FCP (X) or Premiere Pro, you’d better convert the Sony HDR-PJ810 footage to ProRes 422 or MPEG-2/H.264. The favorite format that works well with your editing app and provides a good compromise between image quality and file size. This requires third party software like Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac.
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How to transcode Sony HDR-PJ810 files on Mac?
Step 1: Add video
Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony HDR-PJ810 video converter (Best AVCHD to FCP X Converter/Top AVCHD to Premiere Pro Converter). When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Choose output format
Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes 422 codec is full compatible with FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7.
Select ‘Editing Software’ > ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MPEG-2(*.mpg)’ or ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas MOV (AVC)(*.mov)’
Step 3: Adjust video and audio setting
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Start conversion
Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony HDR-PJ810 video conversion on Mac.
Step 5: Edit HDR-PJ810 footage
Click ‘Open’ to get generated video files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 or Premiere Pro with optimum performance.