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Transode Sony HXR-MC50U 1080i AVCHD MTS to MOV for FCP 6/7/X or FCE 4 Editing on Mac

The Sony HXR-MC50U features a high resolution Exmor R CMOS Sensor. This new Sensor developed by Sony captures amazing, Full HD video with superb contrast, rich colours and less picture noise. It captures detail-packed 1920×1080/50i video at a full 24Mbps – the highest bit-rate specified by the AVCHD format. With the 1080i video recording AVCHD file, you may face problem when trying to Log & Transfer the camera videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X and Final Cut Express 4.

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So the program you need is a great Mac AVCHD to Final Cut Converter. With it, you can convert Sony HXR-MC50U 1080i AVCHD files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express 4 on Mac without losing quality or rendering. Some may find the output video with Prores codec size is pretty large that it takes a lot of spaces. The conversion from AVCHD to ProRes would be a long process too, so they want to convert Sony AVCHD to H.264 MOV for editing with FCP or FCE at fast speed. So this article will help you converting Sony HXR-MC50U MTS to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV with ease.

Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert 1080i AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X or FCE on Mac Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard or Leopard.

Step 1. Download Sony MC50U files to Apple computer.
Connect Sony HXR-MC50U camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mts files from the camera folder like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the .mts files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Import Sony MC50U files to AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Run AVCHD Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac AVCHD converter for Sony HXR-MC50U, and click the “Add” button to load AVCHD .mts videos. You may also directly drag and drop the AVCHD video to application UI for importing files.

Step 3. Choose MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or HD Video > HD QuickTime Video(*.mov) as output format. The Mac AVCHD video converter will convert HXR-MC50U 1080i AVCHD to MOV with 1920×1080 resolution and ProRes 422 or H.264 as video codec.

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Step 4. Convert Sony 1080i AVCHD video to MOV for FCP 6/7/X or FCE 4.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Sony video converter will start the conversion from Sony HXR-MC50U AVCHD to MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X or Final Cut Express 4. After the conversion, you can easily Import Sony HXR-MC50U video to Final Cut for editing with best quality.