Summary: My problem is that FCP X doesn’t recognize my RX10 AVCHD files. Does anyone know how I can solve this issue? Do I have to convert RX10 AVCHD to something else so that FCP X can open and handle them? This post will give you the answer.
“Hi, fellows, I’m wondering if you can help. I ordered a Sony RX10 camera from Amazon and have recently got it. I purchase it mainly for that I am tired of changing lenses and just want solid photos and video recordings for my travel. The RX10 allows me to do that without worrying about changing lenses, so it is the quite right camera I need. But my first comment on using the RX10 is a big disappointment. I shot some 60p videos as well as 24p movies in AVCHD format (1920*1080), and intended to import RX10 footage to FCP X for creating my home video. My problem is that FCP X doesn’t recognize my RX10 AVCHD files. Does anyone know how I can solve this issue? Do I have to convert RX10 AVCHD to something else so that FCP X can open and handle them? Any help would be greatly appreciated.”
Surely you can transcode RX10 AVCHD files to Apple ProRes for smooth use in FCPX. The ProRes codec is the native editing codec of Final Cut Pro X, which FCP X reads and handles well. It can be used in the former version of Final Cut Pro 6 and Final Cut Pro 7 as well. This requires third party converter utility Video Converter for Mac, which works well as a Sony RX10 AVCHD Converter for Mac.
How can I import Sony Cyber-shot RX10 AVCHD to FCP X smoothly?
To be able to import RX10 MTS clips to FCP X smoothly, you will need to convert RX10 AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP X. Please follow these steps:
Step 1: Run Video Converter for Mac as a professional Sony RX10 AVCHD Converter for Apple. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load Sony RX10 AVCHD media to it.
Step 2: Click ‘Format’ bar, and choose ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X.
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.
This Mac Sony A7S format converter program offers a couple of ProRes formats for users to choose from, including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), and Apple ProRes 4444, you can select one as target format depending on your requirement in post production.
Apple ProRes 422 – Higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) – Keep original video quality for editing in FCP;
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) – Get a smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422;
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) – SD levels – 480i/p and 576i/p. Used in offline workflows.
Apple ProRes 4444 – Edit and finish 4:4:4 material.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings （for advanced users）
Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to transcode Sony RX10 AVCHD M2TS files to Apple ProRes 422 for FCP X editing use.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated ProRes QuickTime files for using in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with optimum performance.