Summary: Both the Sony NEX FS100 and FS700 record footage in AVCHD format, in this post, we would elaborate how to let FCP X work with FS100/FS700 AVCHD in post-production.
As Sony’s first small-bodied, large-sensor video camera for the professional market, the NEX FS100 features Sony’s Exmor Super35 sensor and interchangeable lenses, bringing high-end features and performance together at an affordable price. As an addition to FS100, the NEX FS700 features super slow-motion, an improved 4K-ready sensor, and several design improvements. Both the Sony NEX FS100 and FS700 records footage in AVCHD format, in this post, we would elaborate how to let FCP X work with FS100/FS700 AVCHD in post-production.
Yes, we are talking about Sony NEX FS100/FS700 AVCHD workflow with FCP X, but it is also suitable for Final Cut Pro version 6 and FCP 7. Read a guide on how to convert FS100/FS700 MTS clips to Apple ProRes for using in Final Cut.
The Sony AVCHD to ProRes Converter not only supports AVCHD footage shot on a Sony NEX FS100/FS700 video camera, but also handles the MTS files from cameras/camcorders like Canon XA10, Sony CX700V, Sony NX5U, Canon XA20, Panasonic HDC-SD90, and more.
How to transcode FS100/FS700 AVCHD MTS clips to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro?
Follow these steps:
1. Click ‘Add File’ button to import AVCHD files from your Sony NEX FS100/FS700 camera or from a card reader or from a achieved folder that contains your MTS clips.
2. Click ‘Profile’ option and choose ‘Final Cut Pro’ > ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output.
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.
3. Click the ‘Settings’ button to custom video and audio settings on ‘Profile Settings’ window such as video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, audio bit rate, sample rate, and audio channels. (For advanced users)
4. When ready, click ‘Convert’ button under preview window to export Apple ProRes 422 MOV files for using in Final Cut Pro.
5. When done, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated ProRes QuickTime files for importing and editing within Final Cut Pro X or version 6 and 7.
If you transcoded Sony NEX FS100/FS700 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP and got files with audio only, but no image, you may try to download Apple ProRes codec and rewrap the videos again.
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