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Get Sony NEX-VG900 1080/60P AVCHD footages to work with FCP

Sony NEX-VG900, an HD video camera with interchangeable lenses as the top-end model of the “Handycam” Series with 35mm full size CMOS image sensor for the first time, approximately 16.1 million effective pixels “Exmor (Exmore)”. In addition, it can support recording a movie at 1920 × 1080/60p high definition that conforms to the (progressive) AVCHD Ver.2.0, giving you a more creative visual expression.

However, the VG900 users found that most of the problems lie within the 60p footages when trying to load Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro for editing. What’s more, Sony VG900 camcorder records AVCHD format video, and it uses MPEG-4/H.264 codec, this codec is not good for editing in FCP. Here is a quick step by step process to get Sony VG900 60p footage to work with FCP.

Final Cut Pro(FCP 6/7/X) best supported video format is Apple ProRes codec MOV format, so the best method to solve Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD and FCP incompatible problem is to convert Sony NEX-VG900 1080/60P AVCHD footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro. AVCHD to FCP Converter is a simple tool to do just that. It can help you convert Sony VG900 AVCHD 60P files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more import and output formats are also supported.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Step 1: Install and launch this MTS Converter for Mac. Import your Sony NEX-VG900 footages to the converter. Merge several AVCHD clips by ticking “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Click "format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro 7/X compatible codec for editing AVCHD MTS files in FCP smoothly.

Step 3: You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is better.

Step 4: Click convert button to start converting Sony VG900 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP on Mac OS X.

After the Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD 60P conversion, you can click “open” to find the output file, then you can import Sony 1080 60p AVCHD file into FCP for editing easily.

To learn more features of this excellent Mac AVCHD Converter, please go to Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.


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