Import and Load Sony NEX-7 1080/60p AVCHD to FCP X/7/6

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Summary: How to import Sony NEX-7 avchd to Final Cut Pro? In order to import and edit Sony NEX-7 1080 60p MTS into FCP smoothly, you need transcode Sony 60p AVCHD to FCP compatible format on Mac.

The Sony NEX-7 is a pretty amazing camera for its size, not to mention the quality of photos that it manages to capture. One thing that really makes the Sony Alpha NEX-7 stand out among competitors is the ability to capture HD video at 1080/60p (i.e., 59.94 progressive frames per second). While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing NEX-7 60p videos to FCP X or FCP 7/6. If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Sony NEX-7 1080 60P AVCHD footage and Final Cut Pro X/7/6 to work beautifully.

The reason that you can’t successfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footages on 1080 60P format to Final Cut Pro is limited by the FCP itself. Currently 1080/60p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in Final Cut Pro 6/7 even the lastest FCP X. In order to import NEX-7 60p AVCHD footage into FCP X/7/6 for smoothly editing, you can use UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Sony AVCHD Converter to re-wrap and convert 60p 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. For this purose, this article will show you how to transcode Sony NEX-7 AVCHD Footage to ProRes MOV in detail.

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How to convert Sony Alpha NEX-7 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to ProRes for FCP X/7/6?

Step 1. Load Sony NEX-7 AVCHD MTS files.

Get this Sony AVCHD to FCP Converter installed; Connect your Sony Alpha NEX-7 to your Mac via USB, or insert your SD card to Mac, browser the 1080/60p .mts files from AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM, then click All files to load the Nex-7 AVCHD mts files.

Step 2. Select best video format for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

Click on the Format, you would see all profiles for different programs and devices. It’s recommended to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the most compatible video codec for FCP X/7/6.

Tip: You are able to adjust profile preset before conversion by clicking Settings which is marked as 3 above. But it’s better to use the default profile settings because they are the most optimized for each output devices.

Step 3. Convert Sony Alpha NEX-7 AVCHD footages to Final Cut Pro X/7/6.

Click the “Convert” button to start the fast transcoding Sony Alpha NEX-7 1080/60p AVCHD mts to ProRes on Mac. Once finished, you could locate the generated .MOV files by clicking “Open” icon and load these converted files to FCP X/7/6 for video editing on Mac.

Now, I can freely use the NEX-7 Full HD 60p videos in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 on Mac. Hope the tutorial I shared can do some favor for you if you have issues with importing Sony NEX-7 1080/60P MTS files into FCP X/7/6.

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