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jessie3026 May 09, 2011 01:03 AM

Convert AVCHD to ProRes-Mac AVCHD Movie to FCP ProRes from Sony CX150 Camcorder
 
Mac Convert Sony CX150 AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro
Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 is listed as one of the best home movie camcorders by Lori Grunin, senior editor from CNET.com. However, people are not giving a high credit for this camcorder. Just like Lori puts it in her review for Sony CX150: “Its small size and attractive price might draw you to the Sony Handycam HDR-CX150, but this bare-bones camcorder just barely delivers on the promise of HD quality.”

For many Mac users, editing AVCHD footage on Final Cut Pro is not very pleasant with many problems & frustration, though Final Cut Pro 6.0.1 claims to give native AVCHD support. In the guide, I will share with you how to batch convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos to Apple ProRes format for smooth editing in FCP without rendering.

Featured Camcorder Software for Mac OSX – Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac
Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac, a useful camcorder software program for Mac OS X, make it easy to capture AVCHD videos from camcorder, edit in Timeline for joining/cutting/splitting MTS/M2TS files, AVCHD lossless output for HD memories on TV, export to Final Cut or iMovie with provided Apple ProRes codecs & Apple Intermediate Codec, or share the fun online.

Highlights of Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac
- Full HD support for AVCHD, TOD, MOD camcorders
- Support merging/spitting AVCHD without conversion
- Convert camcorder footage to Apple ProRes, AIC, Avid DNxHD Codec

Learn how to convert AVCHD MTS or M2TS files to Apple ProRes codec for FCP via Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac with Sony CX150 as an example in the guide.

Step 1. Import AVCHD MTS from CX150 to program
There are two ways to import AVCHD videos to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
- Capture AVCHD videos from CX150 camcorder
If you choose to import videos directly from camcorder to the program, first of all, please turn on Sony CX150 and connect it to your Mac via USB cable. Launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac and follow camcorder wizard to import videos to the program. Imported Sony mts files will be shown on Camcorder Tab of the program.

- Import AVCHD videos from computer
If you have already transferred video footage from camcorder to your computer, you can browse the file path through icon. Then all AVCHD videos in the folder will show in Resource Tab of Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.

Step 2. Join MTS clips into one for conversion
In order to join AVCHD mts clips of Sony CX150 into a complete movie, all you have to do is to drag & drop AVCHD videos from Camcorder Tab or Resource Tab to Movies Tab. During the process, a pop-out window will show as below:

Choose “Create A Single Movie” to merge Sony CX160 MTS clips into one movie.

Step 3. Convert AVCHD movie to Apple ProRes
Click on Export and then choose “Export into Editor”. In the panel, please follow Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 to confirm your output format to convert Sony CX160V AVCHD Movie to FCP ProRes.

Step 4. Transfer output ProRes MOV to Final Cut Pro
Import exported ProRes MOV movie from Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac to Final Cut Pro and start your smooth editing without rendering.

If you love video making on Mac OSX, Aunsoft Final Mate is highly recommended as a practical camcorder software on Mac.

Tip: You may also want to know how to convert AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie/FCE or merge AVCHD without re-encoding to preserve original quality.

jessie3026 May 27, 2011 04:26 AM

Fix EOS plugin problem on FCP-Edit Canon 7D H.264 Movies on Mac
FCP transcoder alternative-EOS MOV to Apple ProRes no frame drops
I have Canon EOS 7D for excellent picture, and sometimes shoot movie with it. However, I could edit it on my iMac with Final Cut Studio 2. I am running Mac OS X (10.6.3) with quad core and 4G RAM. I then installed Canon EOS MOVIE Plugin-E1 for Final Cut Pro, and it helps me import the video without error message. however, I found that some clips are shorter than what they are really taken. It seems that some frames were dropped when transcoded to ProRes.

When looking for solutions to fix EOS plugin problem, I find Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as FCP transcoder alternative to convert EOS MOV to Apple ProRes no frame drops. It provides Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes (LT) and ProRes (Proxy) and ProRes 4444 for editing in Final Cut Pro.

Below is the fast guide for converting Canon EOS movies to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) with best quality.

Step 1. Import Canon footage to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as FCP transcoder alternative for Apple ProRes, click the "Add" button to import the H.264 .mov files from Canon 7D.

Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).
Click the "Format" option, and navigate to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format. Click the "Settings" button and choose 1920*1080 from the drop-down box of video size to keep HD resolution.

Step 3. Convert Panasonic 1080p 28Mbps MTS to MOV for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the H.264 MOV to Apple ProRes converter will start converting Canon 7D video for Final Cut Pro.

You can then import the Apple ProRes 422 HQ video to Final Cut via File > Import > Files without any problem.

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