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Sony NEX-VG20/.mts compatability issues with FCP X-Transfer Sony VG20 HD 60p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro X on Mac

Sony Handycam NEX-VG20, a consumer HD interchangeable lens camcorder that follows the world's first consumer-oriented HD camcorder with an interchangeable lens system, the NEX-VG10. With the same Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor found in Sony's NEX-5N and NEX-C3 still cameras, the VG20 offers an effective resolution of 16.1 megapixels to capture 16 megapixel stills in RAW format and Full HD video in AVCHD format in 24p and 60p. For a more cinematic look, footage shot at 24p can also be enhanced with Cinema Tone Gamma and Cinema Tone Color. With the use of E-mount lenses, the sensor also allows for the creation of background defocus - or "bokeh" - effects.

Well , for Sony VG20 users, here comes the Sony NEX-VG20/AVCHD compatability issues with Final Cut Pro X. Have you got AVCHD .mts files from Sony NEX-VG20, and found that it is unable to import Sony VG20 60p AVCHD to FCP X? Is it a Sony/Apple problem or more a problem of amateurs not understanding how to make it work?

Sony NEX-VG20 records 1080/60p AVCHD MTS/M2TS files. While, the non-linear video editing software Final Cut Pro cannot support AVCHD 1080p files perfectly, especially the ones which have been stored in your hard disk drive in MTS/M2TS format, it needs rendering with a long time. So the best way for you to solve this is to transcode AVCHD MTS to ProRes and edit away. In that case, you will need a powerful MTS/M2TS Converter for Sony VG20 on Mac.

In the following pages, I’d like to recommend you to download Brorsoft top AVCHD Converter for Mac Tool and use it to transcode Sony NEX-VG20 AVCHD to FCP X editable format Apple ProRes with the least loss of original vidoe quality, and you will save much time.

Step by Step Guide: How to Transfer 1080 60p AVCHD footage from Sony NEX-VG20 to FCP X editing on Mac.

Step1: Connect your Sony NEX-VG20 to your Mac with USB2.0. Install and run the best Mac AVCHD to ProRes Converter and then click the adding button to add your 60p MTS/M2TS files to it.
Tip: You can select the "Merge into one" box to combine or merge several AVCHD files for FCP X for editing without interruption.

Step 2: From the “Format” dropdown menu, Choose the best output format for FCP X. When move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”. Under the sublist are there a few formats compatible with FCP X. Select the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) MOV format, you can get or copy NEX-VG20 AVCHD to FCP X keeping original quality.

Step 3: Open up the “Settings” icon and you can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface to optimize the output file quality.
Note: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing Sony VG20 60p AVCHD in Final Cut Pro X.

Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; start converting NEX-VG20 footages to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac immediately.

When the MTS/M2TS to FCP X Apple ProRes conversion on Mac has fastly completed, you can get the output files for FCP X by clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Thus, you can easily put and transfer Sony NEX-VG20 1080p MTS footage to FCP X in 30fps for editing without any trouble keeping original quality.

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Jonatan 02/27/2013 19:16


Which are these glasses are you using with Sony Nex VG20 camera?