Sony PJ760 AVCHD MTS to FCP X – convert PJ760 footage to ProRes

Summary: Couldn’t figure out the best workflow between Sony PJ760 and FCPX? No worry, this post will shed you some light on this. It explains how to convert 60p MTS files from PJ760 to MOV with ProRes codec for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.
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Needed to convert Sony PJ760 60p AVCHD to MOV for FCP X
“Hey, fellows, I had a bundle of vacation movies download from my Sony HDR-PJ760 camera which were shot at 1080/60p in format of AVCHD (.mts). I needed to convert them to MOV for use in FCPX. Unfortunately, the converter program I have had on my laptop is useless to do this. The quality is terrible and I will have to figure out the interlace problem. I’m not happy with it. So I need something else to process file conversion. Does anyone know a good 60p batch converter to handle my PJ760 footage? So far I couldn’t find one by myself. Any suggestions? Many thanks in advance.”

People may run into various issues while importing and editing Sony PJ760 60p AVCHD (.mts) files in FCPX due to different reasons. If you cannot figure out a workable solution to solve your problem, you are suggested to transcode them to a format that is best suited for editing in FCPX, like Apple ProRes 422. This requires third party software like HD Video Converter for Mac.

You can download a demo version to have a try. It is not free but it is totally worth it.
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Sony PJ760 AVCHD MTS to FCP X – how to transcode Sony PJ760 60p MTS files to ProRes for FCP X?

The steps:
convert pj760 mts to prores

Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony PJ760 AVCHD Converter for FCPX. 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 under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. Apple ProRes 422 is the best suited editing format for using within Apple Final Cut Pro X and its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7. To create smaller files, transcode your source files to Apple ProRes 422 (LT).
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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 PJ760 60p MTS to ProRes MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 6/7 with optimum performance.

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