Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X (FCP X)

Sony NEX-FS100 is a compact, modular camera with a Super 35mm sensor that matches the Hollywood standard film cameras. This camera shoots 1080p HD video with a variety of frame rates including slow and quick modes. The FS100 comes equipped with an interchangeable 18-200 E-mount lens and when used with an optional adapter, this camera is compatible with a myriad of cine-lenses and SLR lenses. Professional features include: gain controls, embedded timecode, expanded focus, peaking, histogram, shotgun mic and dual XLR inputs. The detachable handle and viewfinder make this camera ideal for handheld and confined shooting environments.

“I recently purchased a Sony NEX-FS100. Great camera… I’ve spent the past few hours trying to find the best workflow to get the footage into Final Cut Pro X. The bad news is that I haven’t found much. Should I just jump ship and migrate to Premiere Pro now, or is there a good way to transcode this footage to a format that FCP X will work with? I tried mpeg stream clip, but it doesn’t seem to recognize the source footage. I also tried Final Cut’s log and transfer, but couldn’t get that to work either.”

So if you want to edit Sony NEX-FS100 1080p AVCHD Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you need convert the Sony NEX-FS100 video to FCP X’s best compatible codec Apple ProRES 422, and now you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Sony NEX-FS100 MTS to FCP X converter for Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080 MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Sony NEX-FS100 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 NEX-FS100 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony NEX-FS100 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.


Step 3. Merge Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD MTS files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony NEX-FS100 MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Sony NEX-FS100 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony MTS converter starts converting Sony NEX-FS100 MTS videos to or H.264 .mov, and joining the 1080p 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.