Ingest Sony HX200V AVCHD 1080p files to FCP by AVCHD to ProRes Conversion
Sony unleashed HX200V, which is the flagship of the Cyber-shot range delivers extraordinary image quality with DSLR-like creative features, Extra High Sensitivity Technology and manual controls, before this month's CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show. Acting as the typical product of Sony’s H-series (H for High-powered zoom), the Sony HX200V features a 30X optical zoom that captures an image from an 18 Megapixel CMOS sensor. It can also use a digital zoom (Sony’s Clear Image Zoom) to capture the equivalent of a 60X zoom image.
- Besides that, Sony has improved the low-light capabilities of the sensor (a Sony Exmor- R) along with the high-speed auto-focus (AF) of 0.13 to 0.21 seconds and also add the GPS feature to Sony HX200V, which can be really handy to organize your photos down the road. Like all other H-series cameras, Sony HX200V has multiple image stabilization techniques and can record 1080p videos at 60 fps and capture 3D images. All of these fantastic characteristics become the reason why Sony HX200V attracted so much attention.
- But there seems no perfect thing in the world. Some Sony HX200V reviewers met the incompatibility problem when they try to ingest Sony HX200V AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS files to FCP for editing. As far as we know, FCP can not support AVCHD, especially without log and transfer. Even though FCP provide AVCHD footage editors with the Log and Transfer, you have to keep the entire structure of your files. In order to import your files to FCP, you need to convert Sony HX200V AVCHD 1080p files to PreRes, the codec which is recognized and perfectly supported by FCP.
- Here recommended the best Sony HX200V AVCHD to Apple ProRes Converter on Mac, which is proved compatible with Mac OS Lion. It can help you transcode your 1080p MTS/M2TS files to ProRes more easily and quicker that other converters do. Besides that, it is equipped with some simple but useful editing features, such as merging several videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages if you get the HX200V which records at 1080/60i, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list. Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
- Here goes the step-by-step guide on how to Sony HX200V AVCHD 1080p files to Apple ProRes for FCP, then import the converted videos to FCP.
- Step1: Import Sony HX200V AVCHD 1080p files to the top Sony HX200V 1080p MTS/M2TS files to Apple ProRes Converter for Mac.
Connect your Sony HX200V to your Apple with USB2.0. Launch the AVCHD to Apple ProRes Converter and then click the adding button to import your AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS files. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert.
Tip: If you have multiple 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to merge the files into one single file for FCP so that you can play these files without interruption.
- Step 2: Select an output format for FCP and set the output folder.
Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Note: If you want the files to be in smaller size and make sure that your FCP has updated to 7.0.3 version or above, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(*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.
Note: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.
- Step 4: Start converting your Sony HX200V 1080p MTS/M2TS files to Apple ProRes for FCP.
Click the “Convert” button; it will transcode Sony HX200V AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS files to ProRes for FCP on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
- When the AVCHD to ProRes conversion is 100% completed, you will be able to get the output files for FCP by clicking on “Import” button effortlessly. Now you can easily ingest the converted and/or merged Sony HX200V AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS files with 30fps to Final Cut Pro for editing with high quality without any trouble.
1. To get more tricks and tips on how to convert AVCHD 1080p files to other formats or codecs, please go to MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Guide to find more infomation.
- 2. If you are interested in converting files of other formats or enjoying DVDs and BDs on your portable devices, please link to Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac to get more information.