Editing Sony a77 II 1080/60p video in Final Cut Pro X/7

Published on by Chris King

Follow the guide below and you will know how to import Sony a77 II MP4/MTS footage to Final Cut Pro 7/X without rendering or any other problems on Mac OS X(Yosemite included).

Editing Sony a77 II 1080/60p video in Final Cut Pro X/7

The Sony a77 II is a fantastic sports, action and wildlife camera and that can successfully record 1080/60p video in MP4, AVCHD with continuous autofocus and image stabilization. While, it seems that the post-production with a77 II is not as easy as we image. If you want to edit Sony a77 II videos you may find the high quality video files in the AVCHD/MP4 files are not recognized by Final Cut Pro. So, how to import Sony a77 II footage to FCP? Is there software can do the job?

As we mentioned above, you can use a77 II record videos in AVCHD or MP4 format. While, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec does not appear to be supported by FCP. To edit Sony a77 II footage in FCP X or FCP 7 smoothly, a suggestion is to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to transcode Sony a77 II MP4/MTS to ProRes, which is a friendly format supported by FCP.

Overall, it is a professional Mac video converter program. Applying it, you can effortlessly transcode Sony a77 II MP4 or MTS files to Apple ProRes - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Final Cut Pro (no matter Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6 or FCP 7). The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. Besides, it offers the optimal preset profiles for iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, After Effects and more. Below is how.

Simple guide about how to convert Sony a77 II video into FCP

STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart a77 II Video Converter Mac and transfer your recordings to the program from the a77 II camera.

STEP 2: Click on the “Format ”bar and choose a best editable format. Click the Final Cut Pro and you can get the Apple ProRes codecs, including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444. Choose the proper one you want.

PS: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.

STEP 3: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Sony a77 II video conversion on Mac OS X.

Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7 with smooth editing.

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