Summary: If you are a Sony 4K camcorder FS700 owner, and not quite sure how to import and edit its 1080 60p/50p AVCHD recordings in non-linear editing programs like iMovie and Avid Media Composer, then we have the perfect tutorial for you.
The Sony FS700 Professional Camcorder records shootings to AVCHD format and is very, very similar to the Sony FS100. It is able to shoot at up to 960 frames per second, and has a 4K sensor (11.6 Mega Pixel). If you are a Sony 4K camcorder FS700 owner, or if you are renting one out for your production, and you are not quite sure how to import and edit its 1080 60p or 50p AVCHD recordings in iMovie or Avid Media Composer, then we have the perfect tutorial for you.
To be able to open Sony FS700 MTS clips in iMovie and Avid, you will need third party software like Sony FS700 AVCHD Converter to convert AVCHD files to a format that is well supported by your editing apps. For instance, you will need to transcode Sony FS700 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie, and convert Sony FS700 mts clips to DNxHD for Avid systems.
How can I edit Sony FS700 4K/2K RAW AVCHD footage in iMovie and Avid?
For the purpose of editing Sony FS700 4K/2K RAW AVCHD footage in iMovie and Avid, you will need to process format conversion. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Start up Sony FS700 AVCHD to QuickTime Converter. Once the main interface appears, click ‘Add File’ button to import MTS shootings captured by a Sony FS700 4K video camera. You can load directly from Sony FS700 camera or from a card reader, or from a folder on your HDD that contains your media data.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie and Avid
In order to edit Sony FS700 AVCHD shootings in iMovie, from the Profile bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ catalogue.
To be able to work FS700 60p/50p mts in Avid, from the Format bar, choose ‘Avid DNxHD (*.mov)’ as output format from ‘Avid Media Composer’ catalogue.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced user)
If you are an advanced user and want to adjust video and audio settings like bit rate, frame rate, etc. in your own way, you can click ‘Setting’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ panel to do so, if not, simply skip this step.
Step 4: When ready, click the ‘Convert’ button to start converting FS700 AVCHD footage to AIC/DNxHD for using within iMovie 8’/9/11 or Avid Media Composer.
Tips: You can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ checkbox, and go away to do other things instead of waiting around in front of the computer for the entire conversion process.
Step 5: When the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to find the generated AIC .MOV or DNxHD QuickTime files for using in iMovie or Avid.
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