Summary: This tutorial will give you a step by step instruction about how to import AVCHD files shoot at 50 frames in FCP by converting 50p mts to FCP 6/7/X supported Prores codec.
Q: 50p AVCHD transcode to ProRes 422 problem
Hi All, I have encountered a problem trying to Log and Transfer / transcode 1080 50p AVCHD footage (shot on a Sony FS100) to Apple ProRes 422 using FCP 7. Can anyone suggest a good workflow for this kind of transcode as I am struggling to find any solutions online. Thanks in advance.
While you are pleased with the video quality of the recordings, the trouble with this is that Final Cut Pro can not recognize avchd files shoot at 50 frames, whether you transfer them directly from your camera/camcorder or from the folder which has been copied to Mac. How to import avchd files shoot at 50 frames into final cut pro turns out to be the first problem that AVCHD camera/camcorder users need to figure out.
To make FCP ingest 50p AVCHD files, here is an easiest and most effective solution: converting 50p AVCHD to ProRes- Final Cut Pro native format, then you can edit the converted ProRes MOV files in FCP and edit them on Mac.
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How to convert 50p AVCHD mts video clips to FCP Proes MOV on Mac
Step 1. Install and launch this AVCHD Converter for Mac, click top left two icons to load individual videos or load the entire folder.
Step 2. Apple ProRes MOV is the best format for Final Cut Pro, here you just need to choose "Final Cut Pro" option and select "Apple ProRes 422(*.mov)" or "Apple ProRes 422(H1) (*.mov)".
If you need to edit in iMovie, please choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov). And for Avid MC, please choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov). (Learn more>>)
And you can also click "Settings" to change the output video bitrate, frame rate, size, etc. all according to your needs.
Step 3. Click the big red circle at the bottom right to start converting 50 frames AVCHD video to FCP MOV on Mac OS X. Wait for a while, the video will be ready to be edited with FCP 6/7/X on Mac smoothly and freely.
And here is 50p MTS to iMovie, AVHCD to Premiere, AVCHD to Avid MC and 50p AVCHD files to QuickTime solutions.