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How to get Sony Handycam mts into FCP on Mac OS X 10.6.8

How to get Sony Handycam mts into FCP on Mac OS X 10.6.8

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I own a Sony handycam older model, and want the convert the mts videos from my handycam for use in my Final Cut Pro. However, I’m using Mac OS X 10.6.8 as I don’t plan on upgrading to mavericks or the one below it. So here I’m teaching you how to use an easy-to-use yet Mac OS X 10.6.8-compatible MTS file converter to convert Sony Handycam MTS videos for editing in FCP without any hassle.

convert Sony Handycam MTS videos for editing in FCP

AVCHD is a superb format for recording videos in Sony Handycam and choose this kind of format to meet the customers’ demands of the best video quality and the less space to store. However, AVCHD is not a good format for editing in FCP, still on my old Mac OS X 10.6.8.

So how to solve this problem? Is there an easy way to edit Sony Handcam MTS in FCP on Mac OS X 10.6.8? To get FCP working perfectly with Sony Handycam AVCHD MTS footage, the best solution is to convert MTS files to Prores mov, which is native supported format for using in Final Cut Pro.

You may kept googling to get through by using a Mac OS X 10.6.8-supported Sony MTS to FCP converter. Don’t hesitate, here suggest you the top Sony AVCHD MTS Converter for Mac from Pavtube, it works great to export HD videos for easy editing in FCP. It is clean and safe to install and use. (Read reviews and get Top 5 Video Editors for you)

With it, you can effortlessly transcode Canon/Sony/Panasonic AVCHD mts video for editing in FCP, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more without problems. It works well and converts flawlessly. So ease of use, only for lazy people I guess. I figured it out in about 3 minutes. Here offers you the brief guide, I will outline how to convert Sony Handycam AVCHD MTS files to Prores MOV for smoothly importing and editing in FCP on Mac OS X 10.6.8.

1. Download Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, it’s an excellent Mac Sony MTS to FCP converter. Click “Add” to load Sony Handycam mts video files or directly drag the files into file list.

Sony MTS to FCP converter

2. Click “Format” bar to determine output format. The program offers particular output formats for FCP.

Just click the format bar and choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) ” as the best output codec for editing Sony Handycam MTS in FCP.

Or select “Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov)” from Final Cut Pro to get higher quality. (Read Types of Apple ProRes Codecs)

FCP best format

3. If you would like to customize the video and audio parameters, you can click “settings”, adjust the parameters as you want, like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sampling rate, bit rate, channels.

4. Click “Convert” to start.

The software can help you to convert/encode Sony Handycam mts to FCP Prores MOV video at a short time if the file not so big. Video and audio quality and synchronization are perfectly guaranteed.

Tip: Some video editing functions are provided, letting you personalize your original MTS videos instantly before conversion. To edit a video, click the Edit button beside each video clip to open the video editing window. And then you can trim the video, crop video size, add some special video effects, add watermarks and more. With the smart and easy built-in video editor, you can get exact what you want in just a few mouse clicks.

After that, you can import converted files to FCP and smoothly edit Sony Handycam mts files in Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X 10.6.8. In addition, you can also edit Blu-ray, HDV video and P2 MXF in FCP to meet your multimedia needs. Or learn how to batch Export From Final Cut Pro X.


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