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Import/Convert/Transcode Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6.0 for editing without trouble
Q: So I have the footage here - it's the .mts format and FCP's Log and Transfer is not recognizing it. I also attempted to bring in the whole folder from the drive containing all the additional files that associate with the clips and no luck. Any other suggestions?
- Above are the quoted words of one Sony HDR-CX160 user who intends to import 1080/60P AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6.0 for editing. While, he meet a problem that when he use FCP's Log and Transfer to import the MTS file to FCP, he found that FCP's Log and Transfer didn’t recognize the MTS file. Not hard to find that many other Sony users have encountered the similar trouble.
- To solve this problem, here we strongly recommend the best Sony CX160 AVCHD to FCP Converter to all the Sony HDR-CX160 users, with which you can import/convert/transcode Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6.0 for editing easily without any trouble. Besides, the professional Sony CX160 AVCHD to FCP Converter can allow you to combine multiple MTS/M2TS files into single one so that you can edit and watch your AVCHD MTS/M2TS smoothly without interruption. Surprisingly, it can also help you to edit your AVCHD MTS/M2TS files if necessary.
- Preparation for converting Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6.0 for editing:
1. Software: the best Sony CX160 AVCHD to FCP Converter (Free download trial version)
2. System requirement: Mac OS X 10.5 or above with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
- Guide: step-by-step guide on how to convert/transcode Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6.0 with the best Sony CX160 AVCHD to FCP Converter on Mac
- Part 1: Copy and transfer Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD files to Mac.
Connect your Sony HDR-CX160 camcorder to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mts files by following the camera folder AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the .mts files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.
- Part 2: Convert/Transcode Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6.0 on Mac.
Step 1: Import HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to the best Sony CX160 AVCHD to FCP Converter.
Launch Sony CX160 AVCHD to FCP Converter. Click the button for adding to import HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to the best Sony CX160 AVCHD to FCP Converter. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.
Tip: If you have multiple MTS/M2TS video files, you can tick the “Merge into one” box to combine the multiple video files into one single file so that you can play these files without interruption.
- Step 2: Select an output format for Final Cut Pro 6.0 and set the output folder.
Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”, under the sublist there are a few formats which are all compatible with FCP 6.0. Here we choose “Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov)” as an example. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Note: If you want the files be in smaller size, you are hoped to follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT)(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.
- Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. You can refer to the screen shot below. You’d better set the video frame rate as 60fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro 6.0.
Note: If you wanna have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.
- Step 4: Start converting your HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes 422(HQ) MOV for Final Cut Pro 6.0 on Mac.
Click the “Convert” button; it will convert/trsnscode CX160 1080/60P AVCHD MTS to FCP 6.0 on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
- After the CX160 1080/60P AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes 422(HQ) MOV conversion, you will be able to get the output files for Final Cut Pro 6.0 via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can you can easily import Sony CX160 merged Apple ProRes 422(HQ) MOV to Final Cut Pro 6.0 for editing without interruption. Afterward, you can freely share your home movie edited by FCP 6.0 with your friends and families.
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