The new NEX-VG30 video camera has an APS-C sensor like its predecessor, with a much larger surface area than most of the 1/3-inch sensors used in many video cameras. The advantage of the larger sensor is that it catches more light, which can potentially help in low-light situations. The larger sensor, in combination with a large aperture, lets you shoot video with a shallow depth of field, creating a film-like effect.
If I can do it with my 5n, I should be able to do it with this camera. Now I tested VG30 and I didn’t buy it because of the codec mostly. The compression is so heavy that we will not have a smooth editing process with Sony VG30 mts and Final Cut Pro X.
So my question is – what is the best method for Sony VG30 importing workflow in FCP X while still retaining the quality of the footage? I have look at various converters but tricky to choose which one top go for?
As far as I can tell, having tested a lot of avchd converter for mac, and find only Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac will be the best choice for me. By converting Sony VG30 mts files to a minimum loss format, eg ProRes .mov, which would be fast to edit in FCP X, now I can flawlessly place my mts videos from Sony VG30 onto FCP X .
This Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac can generates best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as FCP 6/7, FCP X, iMovie 8/9/11, Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Adobe After Effects, FCE, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Keynote, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, DaVinci Resolve, iPhoto, and so on. What’s more, it can also support adding subtitles (.srt, .ass, .ssa) into your video files.
Best method to import Mts Files from Sony VG30 into Final Cut Pro X
Step 1. Install and run this Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac, it’s an professional AVCHD to FCP Converter which can convert Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD files to different formats on Mac OS X.
Click “Add Video” to load the .mts files from Sony VG30 Camcorder to the AVCHD to FCP Converter.
2. Click “format” bar to choose output format:
Choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best output codec for importing MTS files from Sony VG30 to Final Cut Pro X editing.
Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you needStep 3. If you want to customize the output parameters, you can click settings button. Adjust the resolution and others as you need.
Step 4. Click “convert” button to start converting Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD MTS to ProRes 422 MOV format for editing in FCP X on Mac. After finish converting, you can import the converted video to use in FCP X as you want.