Is there a way to make FCP X work well with Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD MTS video files? If you are having issues editing Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD footage in FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It explains a workaround to transcode Sony TD30V 3D files to ProRes 422 for use in FCP X with optimum performance.
The Sony HDR-TD30V HD 3D Handycam Camcorder features two 20.4MP Exmore R CMOS sensors and dual, stereoscopic Sony G lenses, a configuration designed for capturing true 1920 x 1080 3D video. The TD30V is capable of recording 1080/60p and 24p in 2D and 3D. The 3.5″ Xtra Fine LCD display has 1229K resolution and allows users to monitor and playback 2D/3D footage without glasses.
You can select between HD video in the AVCHD or MP4 format for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing. AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs, and MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.
If you’ve recorded a load of 3D footage in AVCHD format via using this camera, but failed to import them to FCP X for editing, what should you do to go about this? In our experience, we would recommend transcoding Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD MTS video to ProRes 422 before editing. Apple ProRes 422 is FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which FCP X will recognize and handle well. Read on to find a quick guide on how to convert Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD to FCP X editable file format.
Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD and FCP X – how to transcode Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD MTS video files to ProRes 422 for transferring to FCP X more flawlessly?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional 3D AVCHD to FCPX Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for opening with FCP X
From the Format bar, move to ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue, and select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as target format. Apple ProRes is the best suited editing codec for FCP X and its former version FCP 6 and 7. When loading them into FCP (X), you needn’t wait for a long time for rendering.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start Sony TD30V 3D AVCHD MTS video to ProRes MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes 422 QuickTime files for transferring and editing in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.
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