Import Sony PJ430V AVCHD MTS to FCP X/7/6 for editing

The Sony 32GB HDR-PJ430V HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector features an 8.8MP Exmor R CMOS sensor and a 30x Sony G zoom lens. The PJ430V is capable of capturing Full HD 1080/60p and 24p video as well as 8.9MP still images. Balanced SteadyShot with Active Mode moves the entire optical block independently from the rest of the camera body for superior image stabilization. The camera’s 32GB of embedded flash memory can record and store up to 11 hours and 40 minutes of HD footage. Users can enjoy their favorite memories virtually anywhere with the high-contrast projector built-in to the LCD panel, and the HDMI multi-terminal provides a connection for compatible, external devices.

If you recorded many videos via Sony HDR-PJ430V, you may like editing Sony HDR-PJ430V 1080P footage on Mac or Windows. If you plan to edit Sony HDR-PJ430V AVCHD/MTS recordings in Final Cut Pro (FCP X, FCP 7, FCP 6), this guide will be helpful.

For importing and editing 1080P 28 Mbps video via FCP X, you need to transcode Sony HDR-PJ430V files to ProRes 422 MOV or ProRes 4444 MOV. Apple ProRes codec is the best editing video codec for Final Cut Pro X on Mac. Which software can do this job? UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac is your best choice. With this Sony HDR-PJ430V Video Converter, you can convert MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD AVCHD/MTS to any video format on Mac, Apple ProRes MOV is included.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Sony HDR-PJ430V MTS to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load Sony AVCHD videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.

After transferring .mts files from Sony HDR-PJ430V camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony HDR-PJ430V MTS to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.

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Step 2. Choose H.264/AVC MOV output format.

Click the “Format” option, and choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD Video > HD MOV (*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with ProRes or H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.

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Step 3. Merge Sony HDR-PJ430V 1080/60p AVCHD MTS files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony HDR-PJ430V MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Sony HDR-PJ430V 1080/60p MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony MTS converter starts converting Sony HDR-PJ430V MTS videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

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