Monday, April 6, 2015

Sony A77 ii to FCP-Make Sony Alpha a77 MkII 1080p@60fps clips in FCP X without rendering time

From this article you will know the way to import Sony A77 II recorded AVCHD MTS files to FCP X, and edit with FCP X native supported Apple ProRes 422/4444 codec, you won’t have any Sony Alpha 77 Mark II to FCP X importing and editing problems.

The Sony Alpha a77 MkII is an extraordinary high spec enthusiast / semi-pro digital SLR camera that has a hugely detailed 24.3 megapixel Exmor® CMOS sensor. Designed to ensure you never miss the moment in also has 12fps continuous shooting for amazing action sequences, and 79 AF points for a very sophisticated and accurate focus. The BIONZ X image processor makes sure even with all this information the camera never gets flustered.

Video Format AVCHD / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))

Video Mode AVCHD: PS - 1920 x 1080/60p@28Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/60i@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/60i@17Mbps FX - 1920 x 1080/24p@24Mbps FH - 1920 x 1080/24p@17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440 x 1080/ 30p@12Mbps VGA - 640 x 480/30p@3Mbps

Q:Sony Alpha a77 MkII and FCP 7 Workflow

"Has anyone worked with media from the Sony A77 MkII camera. Looking for some tips regarding post workflow and getting the media into FCP 7.

I have 1080P AVCHD of the footage which doesn't always get along with fcp.Any and all advice is welcome and appreciated."

Best Answer Here:

Here I suggest you to use Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac to convert 1080p AVCHD to ProRes at 29.97/30fps( For clips converted from 60FPS to 30FPS, 200% rate change will get it back to original speed ). The tool has five types of Prorews codecs for choosing.



It is perfect in transcoding 1080p/1080i AVCHD to ProRes 422 to edit in FCP, including FCP 6/7 and FCP X. In addtion, it is developed with some easy and useful editing functions, such as deinterlacing 1080i files, joining imported clips together for easy ingesting, trimming section of your file, adding text/image/video watermark to your original files, replacing audio tracks, etc. With it, you can effortlessly get 1080p AVCHD files converted to ProRes codec and transfer your Sony Alpha 77 A77 Mark II HD recordings to FCP.

Guide on ingesting Sony A77 ii AVCHD footages to Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7

Step 1. Run the MTS Converter and click the “Add File” button to load AVCHD 1080 60p/50p videos from Sony A77 II camera.



Step 2: Click on the Format box and select the FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” format. Due to the difference in the compresstion standard of AVCHD and ProRes 422, the converted files are significantly larger than the original ones. If you prefer smaller file size, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. The “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.

Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters in Profile Settings. You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Tip:Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps. If the clips are recorded as 50p(PAL), then 25 frame rate is the best choice for you.

Step 4: Click the arrow button on the main interface to start converting 60p AVCHD to ProRes for editing in FCP X.

After converting and merging the MTS files, just directly drag adb drop the output files to Final Cut Pro X without rendering time.

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