Guide to Import Sony HDR-PJ790V AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro X/7/6 (MacOs Sierra)

Read here you can use Brosoft MTS Converter for Mac to help you transcode HDR-PJ790 MTS/M2TS files to Apple ProRes compatible video format for FCP X on MacOs Sierra, El Capitan. Bellow is the detailed way.

Question:Can't import AVCHD videos to FCP X with Sony PJ790?
"I purchased a Sony HDR-PJ790 to create videos for my business. We use FCP X(latest version) to edit videos. FCP does not import AVCHD videos despite what it says on the web. Should I return the camera or is there a work around? What is the best solution?"

One of the best solutions is to transcode Sony PJ790V AVCHD MTS files to Final Cut Pro native compatible format - Apple ProRes. To get the work done, here Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter Mac is highly recommended to you. The MacOs Serria Sony AVCHD to FCP Converter supports converting MTS files shot by different Sony cameras to Apple ProRes for using in FCP X and FCP 7, including Sony Cyber-shot RX100, Sony A77, Sony A57, Sony A65, Sony NEX-5n, NEX-VG20, NEX-FS3, FS700, HXR-NX30, and more. Below is a workaround of AVCHD MTS to ProRes 422 MOV conversion for those who wanna to smoothly import and edit Sony HDR-PJ790 files in FCP 7 or FCP X.

Step1: Import HDR-PJ790 MTS/M2TS files to the top HDR-PJ790V AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac.
Connect your Sony HDR-PJ790 to your Apple with USB2.0. Launch the best HDR-PJ790 MTS to FCP Converter for Mac and then click the adding button to import your AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS files. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert.
Tip:You can select the merge into one?box to merge severl Sony HDR-PJ790V AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files into one single file for FCP so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step 2: Select an output format for FCP X and set the output folder.
Click on the format and get the dropdown menu, then move you pointer to Final Cut Pro under the sub list are there a few formats which are all compatible with FCP. Here we recommend the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos. Then you can set the output folder by clicking browse?icon as you need.
Note: If you want the files to be in smaller size, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy)(*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.

Step 3: Click settings icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the settings?icon and you will go into a new interface named profile Settings? You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Note: You'd better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in Final Cut Pro X. If you want to have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.

Step 4: Start converting your Sony HDR-PJ790 1080/60p MTS/M2TS files to Apple ProRes for FCP X.
Click the convert button; it will transcode Sony HDR-PJ790V 1080p MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP X on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the conversion interface.

Now you can easily transfer the converted/merged Sony HDR-PJ790 MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro for editing with high quality without any trouble.

Additional Tips:

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