At CES 2011 in Las Vegas, Sony announced the Sony HDR-TD10, the company’s first 3D camcorder. The HDR-TD10 is not the first 3D camcorder from a major manufacturer—Panasonic released the HDC-SDT750 last year—but it does have an interesting design that Sony touts as being the world’s first 3D camcorder with “Double Full HD”. Sony’s new camcorder offers other shooting modes as well, including the widely used “Side-by-Side Format” for AVCHD (3D) and conventional AVCHD (2D) shooting.
So if you use Sony HDR-TD10 for the 1920×1080 AVCHD (2D) recording and want to edit the 2D 1080i mts files on Mac with FCP/FCE/iMovie, but AVCHD MTS is not the preferred format for Final Cut Studio. So if you want to edit Sony HDR-TD10 2D AVCHD video with high quality on Mac, you can convert Sony HDR-TD10 1080 MTS (2D) to Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) before editing.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Sony HDR-TD10 AVCHD (2D) MTS to Final Cut Pro/FCP7/FCE/iMovie on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard.
Step1. Load Sony HDR-TD10 AVCHD (2D) videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Sony HDR-TD10 AVCHD (2D), run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best CES 2010 Sony AVCHD (2D) to AIC MOV converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mts videos.
Step2. Choose Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) output format.
Click the “Format” option, choose the QuickTime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) or FCP > Apple ProRes (*.mov) as output format. Import Sony HDR-TD10 AVCHD (2D) format to FCP/FCE/iMovie without rendering for editing.
Step3. Merge Sony HDR-TD10 AVCHD (2D) files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Sony HDR-TD10 1920×1080 AVCHD (2D) converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert CES 2011 Sony 1920×1080 MTS (2D) to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV on Mac.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony 1920*1080 AVCHD (2D) converter starts converting 2D Sony HDR-TD10 1080 MTS videos to AIC MOV, and joining the MTS files for editing in FCP/FCE/iMovie, etc on Mac.
After converting and merging the Sony HDR-TD10 2D AVCHD (2D) files, just import the output files in HD 1920×1080 to FCP/FCE/iMovie for editing.