Transcode Sony Alpha AVCHD to ProRes/AIC/MPG for FCP/iMovie/Premiere Pro

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The Sony Alpha A6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced mirrorless camera featuring a 24.3MP APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and full HD (1080i/p AVCHD Video at 24/60 fps) movies in AVCHD format with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 25600.

The Sony Alpha A5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera is a versatile and compact mirrorless camera that features a 20.1 megapixel APS-C-sized Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor to produce high-resolution still images and full HD (1080p Video Recording at 60 fps) movies in AVCHD format with marked low-light quality and sensitivity to ISO 16000.

The Sony Alpha NEX-7 Limited Edition Bundle with 18-55mm and 20mm Lenses features the 24.3MP interchangeable lens camera with two lenses and also includes a sling bag and 16GB Class 10 SD card. This camera also has the capability of recording full HD 1920×1080 video at up to 60 frames per second with AVCHD format.

The Sony Alpha NEX-6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Zoom Lens (Black) is a compact interchangeable lens camera that delivers high-resolution images using an APS-C size 16.1MP CMOS sensor. In addition to still photos, the NEX-6 records full HD 1920 x 1080 video in 60p, 60i, or cinematic 24p with AVCHD format.

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A friend of me shot some AVCHD videos on Sony Alpha A6000 HD Camcorder. She wanted to upload and share the AVCHD video of his daughter playing piano on YouTube. But before that, she wanted to read and edit the raw AVCHD file in FCP or iMovie on Mac.

You know, Sony Alpha A6000/A5000/NEX-7/NEX-6 camcorder users may often struggle with importing issue of transferring AVCHD file to FCP/iMovie/Adobe Premiere Pro. How to import and edit Sony Alpha A6000/A5000/NEX-7/NEX-6 AVCHD MTS footage in FCP/iMovie/Premiere Pro?

In fact, all you need is a powerful Sony AVCHD conversion tool to convert Sony Alpha A6000/A5000/NEX-7/NEX-6 AVCHD file to FCP/iMovie/Premiere Pro editable format, such as ProRes 422 (*.mov), AIC (*.mov) and MPEG-2 (*.mpg).

UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, a superb professional AVCHD conversion program can help you successfully import and edit Sony Alpha A6000/A5000/NEX-7/NEX-6 AVCHD MTS files in FCP/iMovie/Premiere Pro.

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Here is a guide to show you how to import Sony AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/Adobe Premiere Pro for editing.

Step1: Load Sony AVCHD materials to Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac

Click “add video” icon or drag and drop AVCHD files from Sony Alpha A6000/A5000/NEX-7/NEX-6 camcorder into file area.

Step2: Select ProRes MOV, AIC MOV, MPG as output format

Click the “Format” and choose “Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” for FCP X/FCP 7/6/5, choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express” then “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” for iMovie 11/09/08, or choose the “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas -> MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg) “ files as the output favorable format for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro.

Step3: Set audio and video profile

Before youimport AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/Adobe Premiere Pro, you can set video and audio profile via clicking “setting” icon.

The default profile will keep high quality of output ProRes MOV/AIC MOV/MPG for FCP/iMovie/Premiere Pro . You can click the triangle icon to set profile for specific video and audio qualtity needs for editing in FCP/iMovie/Premiere Pro.

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Step 4: Click “Convert” icon to convert Sony Alpha A6000/A5000/NEX-7/NEX-6 AVCHD

After Sony  AVCHD file to ProRes/AIC/MPG conversion completed, you can click “Open” icon to locate the output mov/mpg videos.

So with UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, you can import Sony AVCHD videos to FCP/iMovie/Premiere Pro for editing. And then you are freely to upload Sony AVCHD files to YouTube, MySpace, public camcorder AVCHD videos on Vimeo or saved precious AVCHD movies in iTunes.

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