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.
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How to Convert Sony CX150 AVCHD to Apple ProRes on Mac OS X
Learn how to convert AVCHD MTS or M2TS files to Apple ProRes codec 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 to FCP ProRes format.
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.
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