Sony NEX-FS700 AVCHD Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) X importing tips

Sony NEX-FS700 is a professional, modular camera with a 4K Super 35mm sensor that is a striking improvement over its predecessor the Sony NEX-FS100. This camera shoots 1080p HD video onto a 4K native sensor which means better control over depth of field, higher sensitivity in low light (with a dB range of 0-30 db), lower image noise, and an amazing dynamic range. However, the main attraction of this camera is the ability to capture 1080p at 240fps super-slow motion (8 second bursts) with reduced resolution at 480fps and 960fps. The FS700 comes equipped with four built-in ND filters, 3G/HD-SDI output, 50/60 Hz control (for NTSC/PAL option). The camera incorporates many of the same stellar features as the FS100 including: gain controls, embedded timecode, expanded focus, peaking, histogram, shotgun mic and dual XLR inputs.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro 7, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Mavericks, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with NEX-FS700 1080 60p/50p AVCHD Videos.

So if you want to edit Sony NEX-FS700 1080 60p/50p AVCHD Videos in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Sony NEX-FS700 MTS to FCP X converter for Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Sony NEX-FS700 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-FS700 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-FS700 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony NEX-FS700 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 NEX-FS700 AVCHD MTS files. (optional)

Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Sony NEX-FS700 MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert Sony NEX-FS700 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.

Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting Sony NEX-FS700 MTS videos to ProRes.mov or H.264 .mov, and joining the 1080 60p/50p 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.