Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sony FS700 to FCP - Edit FS700 1080P AVCHD in Final Cut Pro 7, FCP X (El Capitan)

Couldn’t load Sony FS700 1080-60p AVCHD footage to FCP X for editing, what to do? This post is going to give a solution to this question.

Very similar to the Sony FS100, the Sony FS700 professional camcorder shoots video recordings to AVCHD format. It can film at up to 960 frames per second, and has a 4K sensor (11.6 Mega Pixel).

Video Format HD: HD MPEG-4 AVCHD format compatible +1080/60p original format)
SD: MPEG-2 PS (Same as DVD)

Currently 1080/60p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported by most editing programs. Plus, if you got some single MTS clips from Sony FS700, the NLEs even won’t recognize your files without the intact folder structure.

FCP should read the mts videos if the AVCHD volume structure is kept as unaltered. Otherwise, Final Cut Pro would not read the .mts files directly. If you only saved some loose .mts videos without keeping an entire AVCHD file structure, you need to use an MTS to FCP Converter program on Mac to do format conversion before editing. The recommended solution is Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, you can run it as an MTS to ProRes Converter.

For Windows users, please get MTS/M2TS Converter. Download the software and learn how to convert Sony FS700 AVCHD to MOV on Mac OS X in detail.

Download AVCHD to MOV Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Tutorial on converting Sony FS700 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 7/X in simple steps

1. Launch the Converter on Mac and import the Sony FS700 50p/60p MTS videos into program by clicking “Add” button. Or you can drag&drop the files to app directly.

2. Go to “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ” or “Apple ProRes 4444″ as the output format. If you are a FCP 6 or previous user, “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422″ is the only output format that you can choose.

Tip: If you want to customize the output profile parameters, you can click settings button to adjust video size, bitrate, framerate, channels .etc.

3. Tap the convert button, the program will start Sony FS700 footages to FCP X/7 conversion immediately.

After conversion just click the “Open” button to locate encoded video files for FCP post-production seamlessly. Now, launch Final Cut Pro, choose File >> Import >> Files…to load your encoded Sony FS700 1080P AVCHD video files.

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