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Import MTS to Final Cut Pro X-Convert Sony PJ30V 60p MTS to H.264 MOV for Editing in FCP X

The Sony PJ30V has more compression options than your average camcorder. Most of its video is recorded using AVCHD compression, which is today's industry standard. The HDR-PJ30V has 32GB of internal flash memory and it can record Full HD video using 60p, 60i, or 24p frame rates. The PJ30V comes with the same version of Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software that shipped with the Sony HDR-CX700V, which we reviewed earlier this year. The new version of the software is nearly identical to previous versions of PMB, except version 5.5 does allow you to import and work with 60p and 24p clips (something that is essential for the HDR-PJ30V). One big downside, we noticed in terms of editing, is that the 60p clips recorded by the PJ30V don't always play nice with mac editing software. Final Cut Pro version 5.0, for example. And Now Final Cut Pro X is available could be Downloaded from the Mac App Store. However Log and Transfer was removed in the X version of Final Cut. So all Pro mts camcorder owners who use Final Cut are looking for HD Camcorder MTS Converter Software.

Here is the step-by-step guide to quickly use Final Mate for Mac to Import/Convert Sony PJ30V 1080/60p MTS to H.264 MOV for editing in FCP X on Mac.

Step 1. Capture native MTS from Sony PJ30V to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac as the fast Import AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro X on Mac, and drag the .mts files already backup all mts recordings from Sony PJ30V to your computer, and can browse the .mts video path and the software will automatically show your AVCHD clips in "Resource Tab".

Step 2. Create a Movie for combine and convert Sony PJ30V AVCHD MTS 1080p footage.
Just select one or multiple video files you would like to convert and then drag and drop them to Movie tab. In this way, a Movie for conversion will be created.

Step3. Convert MTS files to H.264 MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the Export button. Follow HD Video > H.264 HD Video (*.mov) to choose output format for editing in Final Cut Pro X. You can then adjust video parameters to keep original video resolution, bitrate, framerate, etc with highest quality. The Mac MTS to Final Cut Pro X Conversion will start converting MTS to H.264 MOV.

After the conversion, the AVCHD videos could be imported to Final Cut Pro X with 60fps highest quality. Of course, you also can choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format for without rendering. ProRes is advertised codecs to result in less compression and higher data rate/higher quality files for HD editing in Final Cut Pro.

Tips: The Final Mate For Mac support camcorder includes but not limited to Panasonic HDC-TM900,TM90,SD90,HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, SD60/HS60, DMC-GH2,GH1,GF2,ZS7/TZ10; Sony HDR-CX700, CX550, XR550, XR520, CX350, CX305, CX150,CX360, Alpha NEX-5,DSC-HX5V; Canon Vixia HF200, HF S100,HG10,HG20,HF R10,HF R11,HF R100.etc If you want to know more about Camcorder, please visit the Camcorder column for more information.

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Merge/Combine Sony CX700V 1080/60p AVCHD MTS Movies without Re-encoding/Transcoding on Mac Computer As one of the hottest products from Sony Hanycam line in 2011, Sony HDR-CX700V offers Full HD 60p and 28Mbps recording, as well as a traditional 60i record mode. With the camcorder's 96GB of internal flash memory, you are able to record long-time high definition videos. If you have recorded videos with your new Sony HDR- X700V for the special events like wedding receptions of your friends or relatives, birthday party of your little daughter or your holiday videos, you may want to make great home movies for enjoying high definition memories in big TV with your family & friends. So the question is how to retain its original 1080/60p 28Mbps video quality at best? Bundled software from Sony Picture Motion Browser may be able to help merge your video footage into one but it's only limited to windows version. If you use a Mac, Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is highly recommended for dealing with camcorder footage. Actually, it's one of rare products on market that is capable of Merging AVCHD videos without any Conversion or Re-encoding, which can preserve your original quality and enable you to enjoy your high definition memories on big TV. This guide introduces how to Merge/Combine 1080/60p 28Mbps mts video files from Sony CX700V to one single file without transcoding on Mac computer with featured product Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac nearly released by Aunsoft Studio. 1. Capture/Import Sony CX700V AVCHD files to the program. There are two ways to import CX700V mts videos to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac: you can directly capture/copy/extract MTS clips from camcorder to the program o you can browser videos from your computer. - Capture Sony CX700V AVCHD videos from camcorder. Connect CX700V camcorder to computer via USB cable, and launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac from Application folder. With built-in wizard, you can easily to capture mts video files from CX700V to the program. Select "Import" instead of Backup to quickly capture videos from camcorder. You can find imported videos under "Camcorder Tab" in the main interface of Final Mate. - Import AVCHD videos from computer. If you have already backup all your video recordings from Sony CX700V to your computer, you can browse your video path and the software will automatically show your AVCHD clips in "Resource Tab". 2. Join CX700V MTS files into one movie for lossless output Click the drop-down button of "Add Movie" icon and choose "For Lossless Output" to create a blank movie. Then drag and drop video clips from Camcorder Tab (imported from Sony CX700V) or Resource Tab (imported from computer) to this new movie. In this way, all your clips have been merged together as a whole complete movie for lossless output which means no re-encoding is involved. 3. Lossless output combined AVCHD movie without re-encoding Click Export button to start output your movie. You can find combined Sony CX700V MTS videos in output folder of your Mac machine without any quality loss. Plus as no decoding or re-encoding is involved, so the whole process of lossless output will be finished in only a few seconds or minutes. The guide can be also applied to other AVCHD, TOD, MOD camcorders from Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Canon camcorder brands. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac could be an ideal companion for you to enjoy real HD experience on TV. Tip: you may also interested to know how to convert Sony AVCHD files to Apple ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro or convert AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for editing in FCE/iMovie.

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