Sony NEX-FS100 is the latest addition to the company’s NXCAM line-up of broadcast-standard camcorders. It features an Exmor CMOS sensor in what the company describes as Super35 format (essentially the same size as the APS-C sensors seen in existing E-mount cameras). It records 1080p Full HD videos at various frame rates depending on region (60, 30 and 24fps in NTSC countries, 50 and 25 in PAL) at bitrates of up to 28Mbps. With the 1080/50p, 1080/60p 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.
So the program you need is a great Mac AVCHD to Final Cut Converter. With it, you can convert Sony NEX-FS100 1080 60p/50p 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 NEX-FS100 MTS to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV with ease.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert 1080/60p 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 FS100 files to Apple computer.
Connect Sony NEX-FS100 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 FS100 files to AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Run AVCHD Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac AVCHD converter for Sony NEX-FS100, 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 DSLR video converter will convert NEX-FS100 1080/60p AVCHD to MOV with 1920×1080 resolution and ProRes 422 or H.264 as video codec.
Step 4. Convert Sony 1080/60p 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 NEX-FS100 AVCHD to MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X or Final Cut Express 4. After the conversion, you can easily Import Sony DSLR NEX-FS100 video to Final Cut for editing with best quality.