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Smoothly editing Sony HDR-XR500V footage in FCP without crashing

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<br/><b>Summary:</b> Facing issues when importing Sony HDR-XR500V MTS media files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 for editing? The easy workaround is to transcode mts to ProRes codec with a professional MTS converter Mac. Below is how.

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<br/>Sony HDR-XR500V features full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording at high bit-rate using AVCHD format. With the stunning features, you can record the special moments and keep the memory forever. Some HDR-XR500V users would like to further <b><a href="http://www.brorsoft.com/how-to/convert-sony-handycam-files.html" target="_blank">edit Sony Handycam AVCHD video</a></b> with editing software like Final Cut Pro to make it much more perfect. But there is a pity that when some users importing the HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to FCP, they met some troubles as MTS is not an ideal editing format.

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<br/><b>Q:</b> I've just bought a Sony HDR-XR500V camcorder and discovered it has no firewire output and can't be recognized by Final Cut Pro. I've been told I can import the data from the camera into FCP, but no success.

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<br/>Well, life would be so much simpler for us editors if everybody used the same codec, preferably ProRes. <b>Brorsoft <a href="http://www.brorsoft.com/mts-converter-mac/index.html" target="_blank">MTS to FCP Converter</a></b> brings a little more friendliness to handling AVCHD MTS files in non linear editors. It is an easy-to-use yet professional app 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). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly deinterlace and convert Sony HDR-XR500V MTS files to Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer and more with least quality loss. Just get the Mac tool and tips below.

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<br/><b>Step 1:</b> Install and launch Mac Sony MTS Converter on your iMac, MacBook. Transfer your footage from your Sony Handcam HDR-XR500V to the software.

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<br/><b>Step 2: </b> Click "format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -&gt; Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro compatible codec for editing AVCHD MTS files in FCP smoothly.

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<br/>Note: To have a smooth playback and editing after conversion, for FCP 6, you can only choose ProRes 422 and ProRes 422(HQ); while, for FCP 7 and FCP X, Pro Res 422(LT)/Pro Res 444/Pro Res 422(Proxy) are all supported.

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<br/><b>Step 3: </b> Click the Arrow button on the main interface to start converting Sony AVCHD footages to ProRes on Mac OS X for editing in FCP X or Final Cut Pro 6/7.