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Encode Sony NEX-6 1080 60p AVCHD MTS to ProRes MOV for FCP 6/7/X

Sony NEX-6 and Final Cut Pro Workflow-How to Use the NEX-6 Full HD videos on Apple FCP 7/X/6 on Mac

Summary: In this tutorial, I intend to elaborate how to enable Final Cut Pro (FCP 6/FCP7/FCPX) to work with AVCHD 1080 60p MTS clips taken by a Sony NEX-6.

Sony NEX-6 can record full 1080p HD movies at 60 fps (AVCHD 2.0) for smooth playback, which is very impressive. You can also pick lower resolution MPEG-4 format and slower rates (down to 24 fps) for smaller movie files. Another advantage of the movie mode is that you can fully control the exposure while recording movies – you can easily adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO when shooting videos in Manual mode.

Sony NEX-6 Specifications
Main Features:

1. 16.1 MP Exmor APS HD CMOS image sensor
2. Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
3. 99 AF points (phase-detection AF), 25 AF points (contrast-detection AF)
4. Full HD movie shooting 60p/60i/24p
5. Object Tracking AF via Touch LCD
6. 11 Picture Effect modes
7. Panorama Mode
8. HDR Capability
9. Battery life for up to 270 images (Viewfinder) and 360 images (LCD)
10. Tiltable 3″ LCD with 921K dots
11. XGA OLED viewfinder with 2.395K dots
12. Intelligent Scene Recognition and Face Detection
13. “SteadyShot” Image Stabilization Technology
14. Electronic Front Curtain shutter
15. Up to 10 fps continuous shooting at full 16.1 MP resolution
16. Peaking AF display for precise manual focusing
17. Wi-Fi Capability
18. Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO) technology

After recording, you may need to import the Sony NEX-6 footages to Final Cut for editing. As we all know, ProRes is the best video format for Final Cut software, including FCP 6, FCP 7, FCP X. So Sony NEX-6 1080 60p AVCHD 2.0 is not compatible with FCP. That means we need to use an AVCHD to ProRes convert program to transcode NEX-6 60p Full HD files to ProRes before importing to FCP.

Brorsoft Sony NEX AVCHD 2.0 to ProRes for FCP Converter can help you to make it possible. Its great performance and all the FCP compatible formats included (Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, etc) make it easier for you to import and edit your 1080 60p files from Sony NEX-5R in Final Cut Pro 7/FCP X/FCP 6. Below is a brief guide for you!

Step 1: Go to download and install the top MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X, and run it to import your 1080/60p AVCHD footages to it.
Tip: If you want to join the files together, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.

Step 2: Press the Format box and select one of the Apple ProRes codecs on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” as the export.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps PAL)for importing Sony NEX-6 1080p MTS to FCP X/6/7 with the best quality.

Step 4: Click the button for "Convert" and start converting Sony NEX-6 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 7/X ProRes 422 .mov video on Mac OS X immediately.

After the 1080p AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion, you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File --> Import --> Files to import the converted files and edit them in FCP 7 without any rendering or incompatibility problem.

If you want to make your Sony NEX-6 files comfortable in iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. the AVCHD Converter for Mac will also a great choice for you. Please go to Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to get more info.

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