The Sony SLT-A77 Mark II (a77 II) is Sony company’s latest midrange DSLR to use Translucent Mirror Technology. TMT allows the camera to have fast continuous AF (at 12 fps) while retaining live view on the electronic viewfinder or LCD. It features a new 24.3MP CMOS sensor and an enhanced 79-pt phase detect autofocus system with roughly 40% coverage across the frame. Like its predecessors, the a77 II uses the A-mount and has built-in image stabilization. Other features include a tilting 3″ LCD, XGA OLED electronic viewfinder, and 1080/60p video.
Sony A77 Mark II has a 24 million-pixel sensor, and uses respected Bionz X processor, and improved AF system. The hardware means that the Sony A77 Mark II is capable of resolving a high level of detail and controlling noise at high sensitivity settings.
As a Sony Alpha 77 Mark II camera new user, I find the recorded files are in .mts format,and when I import Sony A77 2 video files to Final Cut Pro X on Mac OS Mavericks, it shows the format is not supported.I searched the problem in google,and I find many users are talking about this issue, as many people have use Sony cameras to record videos in MTS format, but editing software like FCP X can’t support recordings well, there are many problems occurred.
In order to import Sony A77 1080p AVCHD MTS files to FCP X, you have to transcode/convert MTS files to FCP X compatible format, like Apple ProRes 422 MOV format, it’s native editing format. So you will need a 3rd-party software for converting since the FCP X can’t recognize the MTS files directly.Here UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac is recommend to help you, you can follow the steps below to transcode Sony A77 II MTS to FCP X/7/6 ProRes for FCP X.
Convert/Transcode Sony A77 Mark II AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes 422 MOV
Step 1. Launch the top Sony AVCHD to ProRes MOV Converter.
Free download and install the UFUsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as Mac Sony AVCHD Converter, and then launch it on you Mac PC.
Step 2. Import Sony A77 2 AVCHD MTS Video files
Click “Add video” button to add your source files directly from your camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source AVCHD videos stored on your computer’s hard disk drive. You can batch convert by highlighting all the clips you just imported or one by one.
Step 3. Select Apple ProRes 422 MOV as output format for FCP X
Click on the dropdown menu of “Profile” and select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) ” as target format. This format is specially designed for using in Final Cut Pro.
Step 4. Set video and audio parameter (Optional)
Click the “Settings” button to adjust the video and audio parameters including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels,etc., by clicking the Settings button for getting the best quality before starting conversion.
Check and make sure all above steps are settled down, click the “Convert” button to convert Sony A77 2 MTS to Apple ProRes MOV.
Once finished, you can click “Open Folder” to locate the converted .mov files and import Sony A77 Mark II AVCHD MTS to FCP X/7/6 for video editing.
Tip: With UFUSoft AVCHD Converter, you are also able to convert AVCHD MTS files to editable files for NLEs like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CS 6, Sony Vegas, etc.