Edit VG30 MTS clips on Final Cut Pro-Install/Ingest Sony NEX-VG30 1080p 60p AVCHD MTS to FCP 6/7/X for Editing Mac

After the Sony A99 full frame DSLR, and the NEX-VG900 full frame large sensor camera, Sony went on to release the NEX-VG30 that is the direct successor to the NEX-VG20E (released last year).

Sony NEX-VG30:
- same form factor as VG900
- comes bundled with a 18-200 f/3.5-6.3 lens (with zoomrocker!)
- has an APS-C sized sensor (half the size of the VG900)
- a little more affordable
- similar audio
- similar framrates & 24p with cinematic gamma
- same nice viewfinder

It looks like the VG30's main difference to the new VG900 is really just the smaller sensor. We make 1080 60p AVCHD recordings using Sony NEX-VG30 , but it is not easy to install Sony NEX-VG30 MTS clips to FCP 6/7/X on Mac OS X for editing as the 1080 60p AVCHD flies can not be ingested natively into Final Cut Pro 6/7/X. Even we apply the Log and Transfer plug in to import the AVCHD footages successfully, we will not satisfied with the transcoded Apple ProRes 422 LT files(The Log & Transfer can do the AVCHD to Apple ProRes422 LT conversion work for me as a background converter). So to find a powerful Mac AVCHD Converter is necessary, we need it to transcode VG30's 1080 60p AVCHD to FCP 7 ProRes for editing and avoiding the quality loss.

After googling, I found Brorsoft Mac AVCHD ( .MTS) to ProRes Converter which is the best video conversion software so far I have found, it offers particular profiles for Final Cut Pro including ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444 as well as the ProRes 422 (HQ), which can output the video keeping the original quality.

Below is a tutorial onLet's take a look at the guide about how to transcode Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X for editing on Mac. Enjoy it!



Fistly, please go to free Download the best MTS Converter for Sony VG30, then run it on you mac. Loading your 1080 60p AVCHD .mts files to it.

Secondly, Click the button “Format” to choose Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as the best video output format for smoothly editing on Final Cut Pro 6/7/X

Then, Click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings. Here 1920*1080 is recommended as video size and 30fps as video bitrate for easy editing in FCP 7.


Finally. Click convert button to start the Sony VG30 AVCHD to ProRes 422 video conversion for FCP 6/7/X on Mac OS X.

After the conversion process shows in 100%, you can get the resulted videos via tapping the Open button in the main interface. Thus, you are able to transcode NEX-VG30 AVCHD to FCP 6/7/X on Mac for editing freely without quality loss.

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