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Best Sony FDR-AXP35 1080P AVCHD Workflow with Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7

September 28, 2016

Most edit software can't handle AVCHD video codec. How to tackle this problem? Here is a guide of editing Sony AXP35 1080P AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro for your reference. Nice Share!

Source From: Transcoding Sony AXP35 AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP 7/X


The PAL Sony 64GB FDR-AXP35 4K Camcorder with Built-In Projector is a palm-sized Handycam camcorder compatible with European broadcast standards. It combines 4K video recording and Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization to deliver clear, high-resolution video, even as you follow the action. It is equipped with a wide-angle Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens with 10x optical zoom and up to 20x Clear Image zoom and features an Exmor R CMOS sensor with Bionz X image processor that delivers Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution video at 24, 25 fps using Sony's XAVC S codec. It also records 1080p video up to 50 fps in XAVC S or AVCHD and takes up to 20.6MP upscaled (interpolated) still images.

I just met problem while i imporiting the 1080p AVCHD films to Final Cut Pro 7 editing. I dragged all of the files from an SD card onto one of my External Hard Drives.

I open up Final Cut Pro 7, Go to Log and Transfer, Navigate to the AVCHD folder then to the BDMV folder then finally to the STREAM folder. In the STREAM folder sits all of the .mts files. They are all greyed out and I cannot Ingest them. They will not add to the Log and Transfer Window in FCP 7. What am I doing wrong? How can I Ingest these files into FCP 7 so I can edit with them?



To solve the issues, the best solution would be to convert Sony AXP35 AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts) to MOV for FCP on Mac OS X. Here we recommend this Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for mac to help your transcode Sony AVCHD files to ProRes .mov, the most compatible format for Final Cut Pro.

I bought it because it converts .mts files to formats I can use, it allows me to trim and crop my footage, it offers high resolution output (I output to 1280x720) and it deinterlaces (this is really important to me). Now, follow the step-by-step guide transcoding Sony AXP35 AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7.



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Guide: Transcoding Sony AXP35 AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for FCP 7/X

1: Download and install Brorsoft MTS to ProRes Converter for Mac. Click “Add” button and browse to the AVCHD footages either from Sony AXP35 for loading to the converter.



2: Click on “Format” bar and set a FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to “Follow Final Cut Pro” template and “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format.



3: Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony AXP35 AVCHD files to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 7 under Mac OS X (macOS Sierra include).

Additional Tips:

This versatile MTS/M2TS Video Converter for Mac program not only can change Sony AVCHD to FCP editable format, but also supports converting Sony AVCHD to iTunes, QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc video player or editing programs.

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out “Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column"to get your solutions.

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