The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V ($479) is a high-end superzoom camera that does just about everything imaginable. Whether you’re talking about its built-in GPS, 360 degree panorama maker, 10 fps burst shooting, instant HDR photos, or 1080/60p videos, the HX200V has nearly every bell and whistle ever created. To top it off, it features the highest resolution sensor in a compact camera (18 Megapixel, which may or may not be a good thing) as well as one one of the most powerful zoom lenses (30X).
Native AVCHD file support is the first thing I expected for the FCP 6/7/X. However, FCP can not recognize AVCHD, especially without log and transfer. Even though FCP provide AVCHD footage editors with the Log and Transfer, you have to keep the entire structure of your files. If you want to import your files to FCP, the best solution is transcoding the Sony Cybershot AVCHD footages FCP native format, (e.g. Apple Prores encoded .mov format). To help those who wanna edit Sony Cybershot HX200V AVCHD MTS videos in FCP smoothly, here I will throw this quick guide up on how to convert Sony HX200V AVCHD MTS to Prores 422 and then load the encoded AVCHD files into FCP for editing.
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Convert/Transfer and Edit Sony Cybershot DSC-HX200V AVCHD mts footages in FCP smoothly on Mac
Step 1. Free donwload and run the Sony AVCHD MTS Transcoder for FCP to your Mac, and then import the recorded AVCHD videos into the program.
PS: It’s excellent Sony video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras’ videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.
Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)as output format.
Step 3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Sony Cybershot AVCHD MTS to FCP Prores422 on mac.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Sony HX200V AVCHD mts files in FCP under Mac without problems.
Open up Final Cut Pro 6/7, follow "File > Import > Files…" to import and edit the converted Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V AVCHD MTS videos. You can also reference the following guide:
How to import video files to Final Cut Pro