Summary: This article is about the tutorial how to import and edit Sony Handycam HDR-PJ780/PJ790V/PJ650V AVCHD in Final Cut Pro X on Mac.
Following: Transcode Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V AVCHD MTS to FCP X
Sony HDR-PJ780, PJ790V and PJ650V came to latest range of Sony Handycam Full HD digital cameras. These new Handycams are featured with the powerful image stabilizer inside, makeing the footage and the transitions steady and smooth. You can record 1080/60p/24p AVCHD shootings with the PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V Handycam camcorder, sharing your memories virtually anywhere.
After recording some 1080 60p footages, you probably would import AVCHD from Sony Hanycam to Mac for editing with Mac tools like Final Cut Pro X. While, importing problems occurred as the FCP X can't import Sony PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V recorded 1080 50/60P AVCHD video, the frame rate is so high and the AVCHD codec is not friendly to FCP for editing. And as we know Apple ProRes codec is the natively supported by Final Cut Pro. So, you'd better transcode Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V AVCHD to ProRees 422 for Final Cut Pro X first.
Brorsoft MTS/M2TS converter for Mac is the possible solution for you, which is the tool that can deal nearly all kinds of 1080p, 1080i, 720p MTS videos from Sony, Canon, JVC, Panasonic camcorders. With it, you can convert Sony PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V MTS files for FCP X natively editing on Mac with the ProRes .mov output format. Besides, with this Mac MTS Convert program, you can transcode MTS/M2ts to an editable format like AIC for iMovie/FCE, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more. Download and follow the step-by-step tutorial below.
Note: Before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
Step 1: After downloading, install and run this MTS to FCP X Converter, just copy the MTS files from your camcorder to your hard drive. Import the files to the software for converting.
Step 2: Click the “Format” option and choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP X on Mac.
Tip: You can also click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc. In usual, 1920*1080 video size, and 30fps video frame rate is recommended for editing Sony handycam MTS video in Final Cut Pro.
Step 3: Click the “Convert” icon to start to convert Sony Handycam AVCHD to Prores MOV for FCP X on Mac OS X
Once the conversion finished, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP X. Now you can successfully and easily import Sony HDR-PJ790V/PJ780/PJ650V 1080 60p MTS footage to FCP X for smooth editing.