Convert Sony RX10 AVCHD to FCP X/7/6 Apple ProRes codec

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Convert Sony RX10 AVCHD to FCP X/7/6 Apple ProRes codec

The Sony RX10 is a superb camera that delivering best quality HD video recording at the user level. RX10 is proposed with 1080/50p in Europe, and 1080/60p in America.

Sony RX10 records Full HD movies in the AVCHD Progressive, 1920 x 1080 format and select between supremely smooth-looking 60p or cinematically expressive 24p shooting modes. To maintain clear, steady movie shooting results, optical image stabilization in Active mode effectively reduces camera shake.

The HD video camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. However, when you intend to import/transfer the Sony RX10 1080P AVCHD MTS video to FCP for editing, you will find that these AVCHD video files cannot be recognized by FCP X/7/6.

The main reason is that FCP X/7/6 supported video formats are limited, the best format for FCP is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, to load Sony RX10 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro without problem, you’d better convert the video to prores codec, so an AVCHD Converter is needed. You can install HD Video Converter for Mac on your computer, which is top AVCHD converter, connect your Sony RX10 camera to your Mac, then follow the three steps before you import Sony RX10 1080p MTS to your FCP for editing:

How to convert Sony RX10 AVCHD to FCP X/7/6 Apple ProRes codec?

Download Free Trial of Sony RX10 AVCHD Converter for Mac

Step 1. Add Sony RX10 1080p MTS video files
Run this HD Converter as the Sony RX10 to FCP converter and drag and drop specified Sony RX10 1080p MTS footages to this software. And another way to realize this importing is by clicking “Add Files” button.

Step 2. Set Final Cut Pro compatible format as output format
Click on the dropdown menu of “Output Format” and then move you pointer to Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

Step 3. Start converting MTS videos to FCP
Hit the “Start” button to convert these recorded HD videos to Final Cut Pro friendly formats on the Mac. Once the conversion is done just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Pro 7/6 for editing in full HD.

Now maybe you have got the best way to import Sony RX10 AVCHD MTS to FCP X/7/6 for editing, please take a try now, hope it can help you!

 
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Sony RX10 Recording Specs:

Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal wide (12416 x 1856 / 5536 x 2160), Horizontal standard (8192 x 1856 / 3872 x 2160)
Microphone/Speaker : Built-in stereo microphone or ECM-CG50 / XLR-K1M (sold separately)/ Built-in monaural speaker
Still Image Size 1:1 : L: 13M (3648x 3648) / M: 6.5M (2544 x 2544) / S: 3.7M (1920 x 1920)
Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Video Format : AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode : AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080, 60p) 24M FX (1920 x 1080, 60i) 17M FH (1920 x 1080, 60i) 24M FX (1920 x 1080, 24p) 17M FH (1920 x 1080, 24p) MP4: 12M (1440 x 1080, 30 fps) 3M VGA (640 x 480, 30 fps)
Color Space : sRGB, AdobeRGB, xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS color

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