Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fluid Workflow For Editing Sony HDR-TD10 3D mts/m2ts footage in Premiere Pro and FCP X

This article will talk about how to import Sony HDR-TD10 AVCHD MTS/M2TS files in FCP and Premiere Pro for editing smoothly on Mac with the best 3D AVCHD Converter for Mac. 

I'm working on a Mac but have a Sony HDR-TD10 camera that can shoot .mts/.m2ts 3D videos. I'm trying to figure out how to get this 3D footage onto my Mac so I can edit using either Premiere Pro or FCP X in 3D. Does any software support this directly on the Mac or do I have to use some converting program on the Mac to do this?

Sony HDR-TD10 camcorder allows you to easily switch between recording in 3D and 2D,1920x1080 Full HD 60p/24p recording. If you shoot 3D AVCHD video in .mts or .m2ts format with TD10, you will find the 3D AVCHD is not easy to use on Mac as it's not well supported by many editing software, such as the Premiere Pro and FCP X, you may encounter many problems as above.

In order to edit your Sony HDR-TD10 3D MTS in Premiere Pro and FCP X natively and to keep the HD video quality and avoid rendering, you'd better use the Apple ProRes codec which is best accepted by Premiere Pro and FCP X to convert Sony TD10 3D AVCHD mts/m2ts files for importing.

To accomplish you goal, Pavtube MTS/M2TS converter for Mac can do this with ease. It is the tool that I have used for about one year, I rewrap and transcode Sony TD10 3D AVCHD mts/m2ts files footage to Prores .mov for editing in Premiere Pro and FCP X on Mac, this software can deal nearly all kinds of MTS videos. Free downlad it and  take a look at the brief guide below.

Convert Sony TD10 3D MTS/M2TS to Prores .MOV for editing in Premiere Pro and FCP X

Step 1: Install and launch the best 3D AVCHD Converter for Mac. Once its main interface appears, you can import 3d .mts or .m2ts media into the program from "Add video" or "Add from folder" icon.

Step 2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose  Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as the best codec for editing Sony TD10 3D AVCHD in Premiere Pro and FCP X.

Notes: If you want to output 3D video, you can also chooce “MOV Side-by-Side 3D Video/MOV Anaglyph 3D Video/MOV Top-Bottom 3D Video (*.mov)” format from “3D Video” option, this H.264 MOV format is also supported by Premiere Pro and FCP X.

Step 3: Click settings button to adjust the output video's parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc.

Step 4: Start converting Sony HDR-TD10 3D AVCHD videos to Apple ProRes .MOV for  Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X .

As soon as the conversion process finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated file that is ready for editing with Premiere Pro/Final Cut Pro X.
  • Start up Premiere Pro, choose File > Import…, and navigate to the source folder to import files. 

  • Launch Final Cut Pro X, choose File > Import > Files…, and browse to where you save the converted AVCHD clips to. Choose the videos that you’d like to add. 

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