If you are looking for a way to work with Sony HDR-CX220 60p AVCHD footage in FCP X smoothly, you are in the right place. This thread explains how to convert Sony HDR-CX220 60p AVCHD files to ProRes 422 codec for use in FCP X fluidly.
Macintosh computers do not well support AVCHD video recorded in 60p (1080 and 720). If you want to easily transfer Sony HDR-CX220 60p AVCHD video to a Mac for editing through FCP X, we recommend transcoding HDR-CX220 60p AVCHD footage to Apple ProRes 422, FCP X’s favorite editing codec, which Final Cut Pro X will recognize and handle well. HD Video Converter for Mac is available to process file conversion. It allows you to convert Sony HDR-CX220 AVCHD video that was recorded in 60p to optimized ProRes format for use in FCP X with optimum performance. This software is available at http://www.transfermyvideofiles.com/video-converter/.
Read on to learn a quick guide on how to convert Sony HDR-CX220 60p AVCHD files to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing.
[Guide] How to encode Sony HDR-CX220 60p .mts to ProRes 422 for FCP X editing?
Download, install and run HD Video Converter for Mac, then follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony CX220 60p .mts to ProRes 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 ‘Profile’ list, 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 previous version FCP 7. When loading them into Final Cut, 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 HDR-CX220 60p AVCHD files to ProRes 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.
To import the transcoded files into Final Cut Pro X. navigate to File > Import > Media. In the window that comes up select your transcoded ProRes clips. DO NOT check “Create Optimized Media” OR “Create Proxy Media”. Both of these check boxes are unnecessary because we already converted the media to ProRes which means Final Cut Pro X can use the footage without “optimizing” it. Checking this box would create a redundant and time consuming second transcode of your footage.
You’re now ready to edit!
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