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AVCHD to FCP 6/7-Convert Sony DSC-WX80 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7 compatible codec

AVCHD to FCP 6/7-Convert Sony DSC-WX80 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7 compatible codec

Summary: In this tutorial, you will learn how to convert and deinterlace Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 1080/60i AVCHD .mts to Final Cut Pro 6/7.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot featuring a 16.2MP 1/2.3" Exmor R Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor for producing high resolution imagery with notable low-light performance. The sensor is greatly benefitted by the inclusion of the BIONZ image processor, which provides fast performance throughout the camera, including a 10fps continuous shooting rate, and impressive low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 12800. Full HD 1080i video recording is also supported up to 60fps in the high quality AVCHD format.

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The WX80 equipped with 16.2MP Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processor, combination of these two technologies enables an expandable sensitivity to ISO 12800, a fast continuous shooting rate of 10 full resolution frames-per-second, and full HD 1080i video at 60fps in the AVCHD format. Additionally, still images can simultaneously be taken while recording movies in order to provide multiple options as to how you depict the scene.

Deinterlacing Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 1080/60i AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7

"I just bought the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera, I recorded many clips during the weekend, has anybody else had issues with importing Sony WX80 1080/60i AVCHD video files into FCP 6/7? The codec is MPEG4. This is the first time I've ever had crashing problems with MPEG4, please help."

This is a question asked by a Sony user, the answer to this question is ProRes 422 will eventually prevail, the best converted format is ProRes. The WX80 can shoot 1080/60i AVCHD movies, video footage is compressed using the B-frame compression section of the MPEG4 standard, which tries to optimize the capture of motion without hugely inflating the file sizes. It also has manually configurable volume control, including a line-level audio option.

The best method to solve these problems is to transcode Sony WX80 1080/60i AVCHD to ProRes 422 for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7, ProRes codec is the best for FCP 6/7/X editing, you can follow the steps below to transcode Sony WX80 1080/60i AVCHD to FCP 6/7 for editing.

1. Download Pavtube Sony AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Sony WX80 1080/60i AVCHD files to ProRes 422 mov format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported.

2. Install and Launch Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony AVCHD to ProRes Converter. Click "Add video" or "Add from folder" icon to load your source files directly from your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MTS videos stored on your Mac computer's hard disk drive.

3. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).

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4. You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

5. Click the big button "Convert" to begin rewrapping Sony WX80 1080/60i MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7. When finished, click "Open" button to get the generated ProRes 422 QuickTime media files for Final Cut Pro 6/7.

Open up Final Cut Pro 6/7, follow "File > Import > Files…" to import and edit the converted Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 AVCHD MTS videos. You can also reference the following guide:

How to import video files to Final Cut Pro

Related guides:

Sony DSC-WX80 to FCP 6/7 workflow

Sony HX30V to FCP X, iMovie, FCE 4, Avid, Premiere

MTS clips to Aperture

If you want to burn AVCHD files to DVD disc or ISO files or folder files for backup or watching, you can try Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, which can burn HD videos to DVD easily. The steps refer to:

How to burn Final Cut Pro projects to DVD on Mac?

How to burn AVCHD(.mts) to playable DVD on Mac

PS. If you have any problem, pls contact with to get more information. You also can leave a message on Pavtube Community or Pavtube Facebook, we will answer your questions as soon as possilble.

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