Working Sony VG30 50P/60P AVCHD MTS files in Final Cut Pro X (macOS Sierra)
Check out the guide to learn how to convert Sony VG30 1080 50P/60p AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro compatible Apple ProRes MOV video format.
Q: How to Import Sony VG30 AVCHD 1080/60p Files into Final Cut Pro 7?
And if there is no direct way [I certainly haven't found one, but I'm no expert], what additional software would be used? I want to import the files from a Sony NEX-VG30 onto an Intel Mac laptop [Mac OS X 10.12]?
In order to import Sony VG30 MTS footage into FCP for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 60p/50p MTS to Apple ProRes encoded mov format first, which is a native format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. It’s a great way to achieve your goal smoothly.
The most easy and quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a Sony AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11), MacOS Sierra (10.12).
I am very pleased with it's performance and capabilities and it is exactly what I was looking for.
What I really like about the product is that it allows me to edit them down before converting them which really simplifies everything and frees up lots of space on both the pvr hard disk.
If you're using a Windows, please turn to its equivalent Mac version - MTS/M2TS Converter, which can help you solve the AVCHD and Windows incompatibility.
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Guide: Transcoding Sony VG30 AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP 7/X
1: Install and run the Brorsoft MTS to ProRes Converter for Mac. Click “Add” button and browse to the AVCHD footages either from Sony VG30 for loading to the converter.
2: Click on “Format” bar and set a FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to “Follow Final Cut Pro” template and “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format.
3: Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony VG30 1080 50P/60P AVCHD files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 7 under Mac OS X (macOS Sierra include).
This versatile MTS/M2TS Video Converter for Mac program not only can change Sony AVCHD to FCP editable format, but also supports converting Sony AVCHD to iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc video player or editing programs.
( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.
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