There are a few issues when it comes to editing Sony A77 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro or other NLEs. The article offers some tips and tricks for importing Sony A77 mts videos in FCP 7/X flawlessly.
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“Hi, how can I transfer AVCHD Format (.MTS files) files from Sony A77 to FCP X? Not long ago I purchased the Sony Alpha A77 camera to record videos for my company. When I load the MTS videos into Final Cut I always get issue, it seems that Sony A77 MTS files can’t be accepted by FCP X, can you help me?”
Since FCP is designed to work best in ProRes, so the best method to fix the compatibility issues of MTS footage in FCP 6/7/X is to convert MTS to ProRes codec on Mac.
Here Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is highly recommended to help you achieve your goal. With this powerful MTS converter program, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to Final Cut Pro friendly movie format ProRes (Note: it applies to all versions including FCP X, FCP 6, FCP 7, etc) keeping the original quality. Besides Final Cut, this software can also export AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more NLE systems. Below is the detailed guide on converting MTS clips to Final Cut Pro friendly videos for smoothly playback and editing.
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Convert Sony SLT-A77 AVCHD files to FCP 7/X native format
The best way to solve Sony A77 AVCHD to FCP 7/X compatibility issue is to convert Sony Alpha a77 videos to FCP native supported video codec and format, from Apple official website you will know that Apple ProRes codec is the native editing codec for FCP 7/X, so you just need to convert Sony Alpha a77 AVCHD files to Apple ProRes codec, and then you can edit AVCHD videos with FCP 7/X natively.
1. Free download Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac , this is the best Sony Alpha a77 to FCP 7/X converter on the market, with it you can easily convert AVCHD to FCP 7/X Apple ProRes codec.
2. Install and launch this Sony Sony Alpha A77 AVCHD converter, click add files to load the AVCHD files that you need to transcode, or you can directly drag and drop the videos into the software for converting.
3. Please choose FCP 7/X supported video codec for output. Just click format bar and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this is native codec for FCP 7/X. If you also need to convert MTS/M2TS files to other formats, please choose according to your need.
4. Click convert button on the main interface to start Sony Alpha A77 AVCHD to FCP 7/X conversion process.
The Sony Alpha A77 recorded video files will be converted to Apple ProRes codec MOV format at fast speed, video and audio synchronization is also guaranteed, when the conversion is finished, you can edit the clips with Final Cut without any problems.
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