The Sony HDR-PJ275 is the least expensive Handycam with a projector (13 lumens). The camera records in exquisitely rich 1920 x1080/60p Full HD video and Internet ready MP4. It’s not easy to import PJ275 AVCHD to FCP X. Though Apple claims that Final Cut Pro X supports most commonly-used video codecs which including AVCHD format, there are always all kinds of problems. The time-consuming rendering process, the astonishing enlarged file size when FCP X automatically encode AVCHD to ProRes and the quality degradation that can not be ignored, are really a pain when we desperately want to bring AVCHD to FCP X for post production.
“I have bought the Sony PJ275 camcorder which records AVCHD format for me and I have recorded several footages. When I try to import them to FCP X on Mac, I always get problems. Sony PJ275 files can’t be imported to FCP X and the format seems unsupported. Can I edit Sony PJ275 AVCHD in FCP X directly on Mac?”
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, its limitation about the FCP version and slow conversion make the editors disappointed. So is there any solutions to the FCP importing issue or what is the most professional and versatile Sony AVCHD to FCP converter, which is great in converting PJ275 1080/60p AVCHD to FCP X?
I guess many guys have the experiences with free converters, such as Handbrake. But free product seems have limits. The multiple steps make me confused when I need to preset profile. And once, after conversion, I get only video but no audio from Sony AVCHD MTS files. In the Apple forum, many posts are about no audio or unsynchronized problem. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the best to keep audio and video sync without rendering time and file size enlargement when bring 1080/60p AVCHD progressive to FCP X. For 60i/50i AVCHD files, the problem may be the thin horizontal lines radiating from all moving objects or wild flickering on still images containing thin horizontal lines. The program can easily remove and deinterlace the bad interlace if you need.
Here is a step-by-step tutorial for you to figure out your AVCHD MTS to FCP X problem:
Step 1: Import Sony HDR-PJ275 files to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load your original files. You may also directly drag and drop files to application UI for importing files.
Step 2: Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting PJ275 AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time.
Conclusion: After converting, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. Now, you can edit PJ275 AVCHD in FCP X freely. This program is more than a converter. It’s also an editor and player. It helps you trim, crop, add watermark, add subtitle, join video and capture pictures, etc. Now since the 3D camera are emerging after CES 2014, it is able to convert AVCHD to 3D video in MKV, MP4, MOV, WMV, and AVI with HD quality.