Importing Sony HDR-CX240 60p AVCHD MTS files to FCP X

How can I import Sony HDR-CX240 60p AVCHD MTS files to FCP X? If you are unable to ingest Sony CX240 AVCHD footage to FCPX through the traditional way, you can follow this guide to transcode them to ProRes codec before editing.
Sony CX240
I needed to transfer some Sony CX240 60p footage from mts into .mov
”Hi, all, I’m having aspect-problems with Sony CX240 AVCHD-media in FCP X, so I decided to transcode them to a QuickTime format before start. In fact, I have used Avid Liquid for years, when Avid slughtered it and pissed me off….  FCP X was chosen in anger against Avid….Can anyone kindly recommend an easy solution to transfer Sony CX240 60p footage from .mts into .mov? Thanks in advance.”

If you needed to change CX240 60p AVCHD media from .mts to .mov for editing in FCP X, you can give HD Video Converter for Mac a shot. This app features great capability to convert camera footage in format of AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts), MXF, XAVC 4K (.mxf), XAVC S 4K (.mp4), XDCAM / XDCAM HD (.mxf), XDCAM EX (.mp4), H.264 MOV, DV AVI…to friendly formats for editing within NLEs like iMovie, FCE, FCP 6, FCP 7, FCP X, DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, etc. In our previous post, we already have talked about how to convert Sony CX240 60p MTS to iMovie, and in this post, we would like to discuss how to encode CX240 60p AVCHD to ProRes for FCPX.

First of all, download a demo version of HD Video Converter for Mac
Sony CX240 AVCHD to ProRes Converter

Sony HDR-CX240 and FCP X – how to transcode Sony HDR-CX240 AVCHD 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 Sony CX240 AVCHD to ProRes Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Sony HDR-CX240 and FCP X

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.
encode CX240 60p AVCHD to ProRes for FCPX
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 CX240 MTS 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/7/6 with optimum performance.

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