Summary: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera is capable of recording 1920 x 1080 60p videos in either the high-quality XAVC S format or AVCHD recording format.If you have import issues while loading RX100 III 60p AVCHD or XAVC S media to FCP X for further editing, we would recommend that you use third party converter utility to transcode Sony RX100 III 60p footage to ProRes, FCP X’s favorite editing codec in advance.
Question: “Hi, I have some 60p AVCHD footage that I recorded on a Sony RX100 III camera in Japan. Now I want to import these RX100 III 60p .mts files to FCP X for creating my home video on my iMac. I am running on Mavericks, but the FCP X doesn’t recognize RX100 III footage at all. I have had a look for a converter, but nothing seems to handle the files well. Any ideas? Thanks for your help.”
According to our research, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Digital Camera is capable of recording 1920 x 1080 60p videos in either the high-quality XAVC S format or AVCHD recording format. More than that, it also offers the ability to shoot 30p movies in the Internet-friendly MP4 format. If you have import issues while loading RX100 III 60p AVCHD or XAVC S media to FCP X for further editing, we would recommend that you use third party converter utility like HD Video Converter for Mac to transcode Sony RX100 III 60p footage to ProRes, FCP X’s favorite editing codec in advance.
As the name implies, the HD Video Converter for Mac is a converter program designed for transcoding HD media, including camera and camcorder videos files to whatever format you need with best video and audio synchronization. It supported camera brands include Canon, Sony, JVC, Nikon, Panasonic, Fujifilm, Pentax, Red, Blackmagic, Sanyo, and so on. With this little tool, you are able to create editable files for NLEs like iMovie, Final Cut Express, FCP X, FCP 6/7, Avid MC, DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro CS 6, Sony Vegas, etc. and export playable files for iOS devices, Android devices, HD Media Players, Game consoles and more.
Sony RX100 III and FCP X workflow – convert RX100 III 60p AVCHD/XAVC S footage to ProRes
For the purpose of converting Sony RX100 III 60p AVCHD and XAVC S footage to Apple ProRes for FCP X, follow these steps:
Step 1: Install and run HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony RX100 III Video Converter for Mac. As soon as the main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to load source video files.
Step 2: Select output format for FCP X
In order to convert Sony RX100 III 60p AVCHD and XAVC S to Apple ProRes for FCP X or the former version FCP 6 and 7, from the Format bar, navigate 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 FCP 6/7, so when loading them into FCP, you needn’t wait for a long time for the rendering process.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings （for advanced users）
Click ‘Settings’ button, the ‘Profile Settings’ window pops up, on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, and audio channels.
Step 4: Start transcoding Sony RX100 III 60p shootings to ProRes
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to convert Sony RX100 III 60p MTS or XAVC S files to Apple ProRes for editing with FCP X.
Tips: if you don’t want to wait around in front of your computer for the converting process, you can tick off ‘Shut down computer after conversion’ and go away to do other things.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated ProRes QuickTime files
When the conversion is finished, simply click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the exported ProRes files for using in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.