Final Cut Pro 7 is the acronym of Final Cut Pro, it is a powerful Recordings Editor Tool developed by Macromedia Inc. and then Apple Inc. It allows users to log and transfer video onto a hard drive (internal or external), where it can be edited, processed, and output to a wide variety of formats. If you have the Sony Digital Camera Alpha NEX-F3, you may import Sony NEX-F3 1080/60p recordings to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on your Mac. It is a pity that, you will find the AVCHD is not a good editable format for editing in FCP 7. If you look through the related forums, such as www.creativecow.com and https://discussions.apple.com, you will get many AVCHD importing problems there and the reason is that 1080p AVCHD format can not be recognized by FCP 7.
How to edit Sony α NEX-F3 1080p AVCHD MTS/M2TS in Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac OS X?
After getting more info about the FCP, you will know that Apple ProRes is the most compatible video format of FCP, including FCP 6/7 and FCP X. Although Final Cut Studio has added the Log & Transfer, the background converting plug-in which can transcode AVCHD to ProRes for FCP, its limitation about the FCP version and slow conversion make the editors disappointed. So is there the best solution to the FCP 7 importing issue or what is the most professional and versatile Sony NEX-F3 to FCP converter, which is great in converting Sony 1080p MTS to Final Cut Pro 7?
With many conversion experiences, we recommend the highly-praised MTS to Final Cut Pro Converter for Mac users. The great Sony NEX-F3 to FCP converter is good at transcoding Sony 1080p MTS files to ProRes with lossless quality at much faster speed than other converters. In addition, it is designed with many useful editing features, including joining files into one, adding text/image/video to the imported videos, replacing audio tracks, splitting long clip at vertain lenghth or time, etc.
Make Sony Alpha NEX-F3 AVCHD recordings editable in Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac OS X
Step 1: Free download the MTS Converter for Mac and load your Sony NEX-F3 MTS files to the best Mac AVCHD converter.
Tips: 1. If you have copied the videos to your Mac, you can directly drag the M2TS files to the MTS to ProRes Converter. 2. In order to join the clips into one for easy editing, please tick the box "Merge into one".
Step 2: Click on the Format box and select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes (.*mov), in which there are five ProRes options for you.
Tip: If you want the HD export videos, please set ProRes 422 or ProRes 422 (HQ) as output. If you are intended to get the SD converted files with smaller size, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444 are the choices for you.
Step 3: Customize the video and audio parameters by clicking Settings in the Profile Setting. If you have no specifc requirement, you can just skip the step and leave the parameters as default.
Tip: We recommend 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as video bitrate. If you want a smaller file, you can reduce the video size to 1440*1080 or 1280*720.
Import Sony NEX-F3 MTS footages to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac OS X.
After the MTS to ProRes conversion with the Sony NEX-F3 to FCP converter on Mac OS X, you can transfer Sony footages to FCP 7 and edit NEX-F3 1080p MTS files in FCP 7 without any problem. Moreover, the AVCHD conversion with the top MTS Converter on Mac can be effective for all the Sony/Panasonic/Canon/JVC AVCHD cameras/camcorders. It is also effective in solving the importing problem of iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.
Ingest/Import Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 1080p AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid
Summary:In this post, you can get the info of Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 recordings' application in FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid.
The Lumix DMC-TZ30 (also known as the DMC-ZS20 in the USA) is Panasonic’s premium travel-zoom compact camera, featuring a 20x 24-480mm lens, 14.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor, 1080p Full HD movies at 50/60fps, 3 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen and fast burst shooting at 10fps with continuous auto-focus.
The DMC-ZS20(TZ30) can record high-resolution full HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Upgrading the full HD recording capability from interlaced to progressive, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.
1920 x 1080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) Full HD Video in AVCHD Progressive Format
1080/60p / 1080/50p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. Whereas interlacing requires two images to produce a complete picture, the progressive method records a single image as a complete picture. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images.
The effective way to ingest Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 1080p AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid on Mac
As Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 record 1080p AVCHD video clips, you will need to [b]transcode the AVCHD to FCP[/b]/iMovie/FCE/Avid best codec for editing, such as prores 422 codec for fcp, apple intermediate codec (AIC) for imovie and final cut express, and DNxHD codec for Avid, etc.
Which software supports transcode Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 1080p AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid best codec?
All you need is Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac, this software can transcode AVCHD to best codec for FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid.
Now please follow the steps below to convert Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid best codec.
1. Go to download and install the best Mac Panasonic MTS Converter to make the transcoding task without quality loss, which offers you particular Apple ProRes profiles for Final Cut Pro, AIC for iMovie/FCE, and DNxHD for Avid. Then launch the software to import your AVCHD clips to it.
2. Click on the Format box to select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the output format for FCP. You can also choose iMovie and Final Cut Express-> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) for FCE/iMovie, or choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for Avid.
3. You can click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings. We recommend 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as video bitrate for easier editing on Mac. If you are in PAL(50p) area, you are recommended 25fps as video bitrate.
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