Working with Sony NEX-FS700 mts footage in Final Cut Pro

Have got a Sony NEX-FS700? Here is the fluid workflow for transcoding, importing, and editing Sony NEX-FS700 60p/50p MTS footage in Final Cut Pro 7 smoothly. 


As a high-end camcorder, Sony NEX-FS700 is definitely worth buying: professional design, large-sensor, and high quality recording. FS700 can shoot at up to 960 frames per second and now there are already quite a few cameras out there that can do this. As FS700 records full HD 1080 50/60p MTS/M2TS files in AVCHD format. However, FCP 7 has less compatiblity with AVCHD .mts/.m2ts files, and many users find that the AVCHD format cannot be recognized by FCP 7, for example: 

"I am an editor and need to work with some AVCHD files from a Sony fs700; am wondering how can I load them to FCP 7? " 
 
Why this happens just because the codec of AVCHD is not supported by Final Cut Pro 7. So is there any easy solution to avoid the headache "incompatibility importing problem"? Here is a simple tip for you to make Sony FS700 50/60p AVCHD editable in FCP 7. 

Some 1080/50 fps AVCHD clips grayed out in L&T window and we were not able to ingest them to FCP 7 until we used third-party encoder to change these 50/60 fps MTS clips to ProRes 422. Here the best choice is Mac Sony AVCHD Converter from Pavtube which is specially designed for Mac users to transcode Sony NEX-FS700 AVCHD mts footages to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP 7. With it, you can easily convert Sony FS700 50/60P mts recordings to ProRes 422 MOV with high quality kept. 

Step 1. Free Download Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. This software can help you convert Sony FS700 AVCHD 50/60P files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro 7, more import and output formats are also supported. 

Step 2. Install and launch this Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter. Import Sony FS700 50/60p mts footage to the converter. 

 
Step 3. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro 7 compatible codec for editing. 

 
4.You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. (Optional) 

5.Click convert button to start transcode Sony FS700 50/60p AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP 7 on Mac. 

The steps are finished. Is it easy? Once you have installed the Sony AVCHD to Prores Converter, you can easily convert Sony FS700 50/60p files to FCP 7 for editing, this software runs fast, so you can convert your Sony FS700 footages to FCP 7 in less time, video and audio synchronization are perfectly guaranteed, and you can use accurate trim function when you edit Sony AVCHD video in the software before conversion. 

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