How to import Sony DSC-W130 mts files into FCP X?

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Are there any workarounds to use Sony DSC-W130 AVCHD mts video clips in FCP X smoothly? If you are having issues editing Sony DSC-W130 AVCHD footage in Final Cut Pro X, we would recommend re-encoding the footage to QuickTime format first. Keep reading to learn the details.

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

“My FCP X no longer working with Sony DSC-W130 AVCHD mts files. Why did this happen? Just upgraded to the latest High Sierra, and can no longer access .MTS files on my desktop through Final Cut Pro X. Is there anything I can do to solve the issue? Please help.”

Actually, this is a known issue between AVCHD and FCP X on High Sierra. It can be solved via transcoding Sony DSC-W130 AVCHD mts files into FCP X preferred ProRes codec. Check a how-to guide on this below.

How to transcode Sony DSC-W130 AVCHD mts files to ProRes for FCP X?

To transcode Sony DSC-W130 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)
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Step 1: Import Sony DSC-W130 AVCHD mts files.
Start up Video Converter for Mac and click “Add File” to load Sony DSC-W130 AVCHD video files that you need to convert into this program. This converter supports batch conversion, so you can import a bundle of Sony DSC-W130 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 DSC-W130 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

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 DSC-W130 AVCHD MTS to FCP X conversion.
Click “Convert” to start Sony DSC-W130 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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