How do you convert Sony DSLR-A290L MTS files for FCP X?

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If you can’t get FCP X opening Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD mts files properly, you may wish to read this tutorial. It walks you through how to convert Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD video recordings to Apple ProRes 422 .mov for editing in Final Cut Pro X smoothly. If it is what you are looking for, just read on to learn the detail.

How to transcode AVCHD mts files to ProRes for FCP X editing

“How do I convert Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD mts files for FCP X? My Sony DSLR-A290L saves the clips in mts file format. I would like to edit them in FCP X, and for this I need to convert them for instance QuickTime. There are numerous suggestions as to which converter is the best, and I have tried a handful without success – including bought versions. They either cannot convert at all or convert into something which turns out to be useless and/or severely reduced quality in FCP X. Should I try converting to another format and which converter works for you?”

If for some reason you need to convert Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD mts files for FCP X, you can give Video Converter for Mac a shot. It is able to export optimized ProRes codec for editing in FCP X with optimum performance.



How to transcode Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD mts files to ProRes for FCP X?

To transcode Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD footage to ProRes for FCP X, do as below:

Video Converter For Mac , It is available for MacOSX 10.5 or above (including macOS Sierra/macOS High Sierra 10.13.14)
download Mac version

Step 1: Import Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD mts files.
Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD video files into it to do conversion at a time.

import AVCHD video files

Step 2: Choose output format for FCP X from “Profile” list
Working well as an Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD converter app, Video Converter for Mac comes with a flavor of Apple ProRes codecs , including Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) and Apple ProRes 4444. For a good balance between quality and file size, we would recommend choosing “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format under “Final Cut Pro” column. The ProRes 422 codec will ensure a good performance working in FCP X even on an old Mac machine.

Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for AVCHD video files

Step 3: Start Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD MTS to FCP X conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Sony DSLR-A290L AVCHD mts video to ProRes 422 conversion for FCP X. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click “Open Folder” to get the generated Apple ProRes 422 files for editing in FCP X with optimum performance. Hope it helps.

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