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How to Import Sony HXR-MC2500 Video to FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid


Sony HXR-MC2500 is a high-end camcorder with powerful recording features, which can record Full HD in the widely supported AVCHD format and can record SD in the DV codec with an AVI wrapper. We bet you still remember the problem to import AVCHD videos from Sony HXR-MC2500 to FCP/iMovie/Premiere/Avid MC or other video editing programs- shows the unsupported file format error, seems the unexpected crash happens again to Sony HXR-MC2500 videos... Then, how to edit Sony HXR-MC2500 footage in FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer without problems?

The reason behind that you can't import Sony HXR-MC2500 MTS to FCP, iMovie, Avid smoothly is mainly due to the 1080/60p MTS format it records. 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 HXR-MC2500, the NLEs even won't recognize your files without the intact folder structure. A straightforward fix is to convert Sony HXR-MC2500 video to FCP/iMovie/Avid/Premiere Pro much more compatible format.

To get the work done, first you need to download Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac. With it, you can convert 1080 60p AVCHD .MTS to NLEs compatible format with great video quality and fast encoding speed. It supports encoding all 1080p or 1080i MTS files to Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMoive/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro and more. Plus, it's also combined with smart video editing features like cropping, trimming, adding special effect and more enhance your video visual effects. If you are facing the similar issues with your HXR-MC2500, download the program and check out the solution below.

Download MTS Converter for Mac:

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How to convert Sony HXR-MC2500 footage into Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP

STEP 1: Run the smart Sony MTS Converter Mac and transfer your MTS recordings to the program from the Sony HXR-MC2500 camcorder or hard drive. Join MTS clips via checking the "Merge into one" box.


STEP 2: Click on the "Format" bar and choose a best editable format for working Sony HXR-MC2500 MTS in Avid, Premiere, iMovie, FCP.

a. Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7.


b. To edit Sony HXR-MC2500 MTS footage in Avid MC, choose Avid Media Composer - > Avid DNxHD(*.mov).


c. For iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format.

d. For Adobe Premiere Pro, choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) for native editing.

Tip: You also can click "Settings" to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

STEP 3: As soon as all things are finished, please click "Convert" button to start the Sony HXR-MC2500 MTS conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to FCP/Avid/Premiere/iMovie for further editing.

Related Guides:

How to Import and Edit MTS files in Premiere Elements
How to Transcode 60p/50p AVCHD footage for Final Cut Pro
How to get Final Cut Pro Working With Individual .mts/.m2ts Videos

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