Architecture - Transcode/cut/join Sony NEX-FS700 MTS files to Final Cut Pro

Asked By vina zhang on 13-Mar-13 03:33 AM
Transcode/cut/join Sony NEX-FS700 MTS files to Final Cut Pro 

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The Sony NEX FS700 in post production for FCP was relatively straight forward, however as the NEX-FS700 is a new camera and I thought it worthwhile to talk about our post workflow for this project. We shot VS on a pre production NEX-FS700 with Carl Zeiss CP.2 lenses. The recording format was both internal using the native AVCHD codec at 24Mbs, which is much more efficient than expected and produces a very clean output for a majority of situations. I am constantly impressed just how well the native ACVHD codec of both the FS100 and also the FS700 has been in post. The edit was done in Final Cut Pro 7 with the AVCHD media ingested via Log and Transfer to ProRes 422. 

 

There was one problem, however. Some 1080/50 fps AVCHD clips grayed out in L&T window and we were not able to ingest them to FCP 7 until we used third-party encoder to change thesehttp://www.pavtube.com/convert-mts-avchd-files.html. In case you have the same problem, I’d share the workflow here. 

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