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Easy way to transfer Sony A99 1080 60p AVCHD footages to FCP on Mac

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1. How good is the Sony A99 for video shooting?

The a99 gives you the ability to record Full HD 1080 video at a spectrum of professional frame rates, including 60p, 60i and 24p.

2. What is the bitrate with 24p in SD cards?
As for bit-rate when shooting 1920x1080 24p to internal media card, there are two choices – 17Mbps and 24Mbps (both of which work fine with Cl10 SDHC). There’s also the option to record uncompressed to an external video recorder from the HDMI jack.

3. Can the 1080 60p footages generated from Sony A99 be recognized by Final Cut Pro?

AVCHD format in fact is not supported by many editing software, including FCP. so if you want to transfer Sony A99 1080 60p files to FCP, you need to convert first.

FCP best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so if you convert Sony A99 AVCHD to ProRes 422/MOV format, you can edit Sony A99 footages in FCP smoothly without rendering. Below is a guide for you to transcode Sony A99 AVCHD to FCP ProRes.

Step 1. Download the best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Install and run the Mac AVCHD Converter as the best Sony AVCHD to FCP Converter, and click the “Add” button to load Sony A99 AVCHD videos.

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Step 2. Select “Apple ProRes 422” as output video format compatible with FCP.
Click the drop-down list in the Format line to get the format box. Then choose the Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for A99 full HD 1080p AVCHD files.

Step 3. Adjust the output video's parameters as you want.
Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings. Change the Size to 1920*1080, the and set frame rate as 30fps.

Step 4. Convert Sony A99 MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP for editing on Mac OS X.
Click the “Convert” button to start convert Sony A99 MTS/M2TS to ProRes .mov for FCP. With this Sony A99 AVCHD to ProRes Converter, you can edit Sony A99 video in FCP X/7/6 smoothly.

To learn more about this Mac MTS Converter, please go to Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.

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