Transcode Sony A99 AVCHD to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 editing

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Summary: This post mainly talk about the way to transcode Sony A99 AVCHD footages for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 editing, if you have the same importing problem with Sony A99 AVCHD files to FCP, please read it.

The Alpha a99 DSLR Camera from Sony is a 35mm full frame digital camera body equipped with Sony’s translucent mirror technology. This enables it to shoot without the delay of a reflex mirror, and its Dual Autofocus System to continuously monitor and alter its focus in real time. Recording on a 24.3MP resolution Exmor CMOS sensor, the a99 has great image quality and low-light sensitivity, while using the speed of the translucent mirror and BIONZ Image Processor to record images at 6fps in continuous shooting mode.

Full Sony A99 can record 1080p AVCHD video, you may have recorded many vivid clips when you travel. AVCHD format is not a widely used video format, so edit Sony A99 AVCHD on Mac software like FCP 6/7/X, iMovie is not so easy. Many Sony A99 users have encountered problems when import Sony A99 to Final Cut Pro X/7/6, FCP doesn’t support load Sony A99 AVCHD footages for editing directly, the main reason is the AVCHD video format and codec not well supported.

To edit Sony A99 1080p video in FCP 6/7/X smoothly without any problems, the best way is to convert Sony A99 AVCHD to FCP compatible format with UFUSoft Sony A99 AVCHD Converter for Mac. Final Cut Pro best supported format and codec is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, once you transcode Sony A99 1080p AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422, you can import and edit Sony A99 AVCHD in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 without rendering.

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Here goes the step-by-step guide on how to Sony A99 AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP X/7/6, then import the converted videos to FCP X/7/6.

Step 1. Download the best UFUSoft Sony A99 AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Install and run the Mac Sony A99 AVCHD Converter as the best AVCHD to ProRes Converter, and click the “Add” button to load Sony A99 AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos.

Step 2. Select “Apple ProRes 422” as output video format compatible with FCP X/7/6.
Click the drop-down list in the Format line to get the format box. Then choose the Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for Sony A99 full HD 1080p AVCHD files.

Step 3. Adjust the output video’s parameters as you want.
Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings. Change the Size to 1920*1080, the and set frame rate as 30fps.

Step 4. Convert Sony A99 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP for editing on Mac OS X.
Click the “Convert” button to start convert Sony A99 AVCHD MTS to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro. With this Sony A99 AVCHD to ProRes Converter, you can edit Sony A99 video in FCP X/7/6 smoothly.

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