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AVCHD to FCP X-MTS/M2TS in 50/60 Progressive mode to FCP X for ProRes 422 (HQ)

HD Videos to Final Cut Pro X-Convert 1920x1080p 50/60 AVCHD files to ProRes for Final Cut Pro X Editing
Final Cut Pro X and AVCHD-Import 1080 60p HD Videos to ProRes FCP X Conversion

The new Sony camcorders like Handycam HDR-CX360VE, CX700V, and Panasonic camcorders like HDC-TM900/HS900/SD900, TM700/HS700/SD700 support recording in 1920x1080/50p mode for PAL regions like UK, France, German, or 1920x1080/60p mode for NTSC regions like US, Canada. Even though Final Cut Pro X with the new UI is said to support AVCHD files natively, without transcoding to Apple ProRes, the 1920x1080p 50/60 AVCHD files still could not be detected/imported to FCP X.

To edit the 1080/60p or 1080/50p Camcorder AVCHD Videos to Final Cut Pro X, the conversion from MTS/M2TS in 50/60 Progressive mode to FCP X ProRes 422 (HQ) or to Apple ProRes 422 is necessary. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the recommended AVCHD to ProRes converter for Final Cut Pro X. It keeps better color than compressor. What's more, it can keep 50fps and 60fps in Apple ProRes.

The guide below shows you how to Convert and Edit 1920x1080p 50/60 AVCHD files to ProRes in Final Cut Pro X.

Step 1. Import 1920x1080p 50/60 AVCHD files to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
Run Final Mate for Mac as the best Final Cut Pro X and AVCHD, which can import files from AVCHD camera and the separate .mts files on Mac hard drive. For files from camera, just use USB cable to connect camera to Mac, and you can select files to download to Final Mate for Mac with the wizard. Otherwise, go to the Resource tab, and click the Add file path button to browse the AVCHD folder with .mts or .m2ts clips.

Step 2. Choose AVCHD files to FCP X ProRes conversion.
Select the files from the Camcorder tab or Resource tab, drag and drop to the Movies tab to create movie for conversion. You can choose the files to be joined as a movie, or create single movie for each file. In terms of joining as a movie, the files would play seamlessly.

Step 3. Choose Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) with 50fps or 60fsp for FCP X.
Click the Export button, and go to the third button for editing software. Choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)(*.mov) as the output format. Choose 1920x1080 from the drop-down list of the output video size, and choose 50 or 60 as frame rate according to your camera mode.

Wait for the conversion, and you can then import 1080 60p HD videos to Final Cut Pro X through the direct import and enjoy editing in FCP X.

Tips:
If you face the problem that the resulting ProRes files have no video just sound in FCP X or QuickTime, just make sure you install the related ProRes codec for FCP X, or go to the guide: Solution to ProRes Video Issue in FCP X on aunsoft.com.

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