To make Sony HDR-PJ380 108060p footage compatible with FCP X, you can get the best Mac AVCHD to MOV converter and convert Sony PJ380 1080 60P AVCHD to ProRes 422 .mov or ProRes 4444 .mov for Final Cut Pro on Mac (Yosemite included).
Sony HDR-PJ380 is a very popular sellers in the Sony Handycam series, and also in the photography market. You may have bought one and need to edit Sony Handycam MTS files from PJ380 on Mac. So, come with a question- how to transfer Sony Handycam videos to Mac and edit with Final Cut Pro or other programs?
"Just got my new Sony PJ380. According to the Sony site, this camcorder allows me to record in either AVCHD or MP4. Both are HD content, correct? But the MP4 is easier to edit, I hear. Will I be able to import HD content into my iMAC and work with it in FCP 7?"
While, it’s a bit frustrating, the MTS/M2TS files from Sony HDR-PJ380 always grey out when importing them to FCP X. In fact, due to its high rate compression and special codec of the Sony HDR-PJ380 output AVCHD video, it seems to be a bit difficult to play and edit Sony Handycam MTS files.
In order to get these Full HD AVCHD files supported by FCP, you need to convert 60p/50p AVCHD to ProRes, the most compatible video codec with FCP, then you can edit the converted ProRes MOV files in FCP and play them on Mac. Thus, a powerful and professional AVCHD to ProRes Converter is the most important tool in the problem-solving process. Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (a yet professional Mac MTS to FCP Converter tool) is a quick fix for you. It can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express and more.
How to Transcode Sony HDR-PJ380 MTS to ProRes for FCP X
Step 1. Launch the MTS Converter for Mac and click add button to import MTS, M2TS files to the program.
Step 2. Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format. To get Sony PJ380 AVCHD into Final Cut Pro X, the best format is “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422”.
Step 3. Set Parameters (Optional) Tap the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for Final Cut Pro: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60p videos) to keep the best output quality.
Step 4. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcode Sony HDR-PJ380 MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.
After the conversion process bar at 100%, you can click the “Open” icon to locate the converted ProRes MOV files. Now you can click File –> Import –> Files to import Sony MTS recordings to Final Cut Pro X without problems.
If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
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