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The Sony A5000 is the entry-level model in Sony’s range of compact system cameras. It’s also currently the world’s smallest, lightest interchangeable lens camera with built-in wi-fi connectivity. The Sony A5000 features a 20.1 megapixel Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, BIONZ X processor, full HD AVCHD (60i/50i/25p/24p) video recording, 3-inch 180° tiltable LCD panel with 460k-dot resolution, built-in pop-up flash, a zoom lever, 4fps burst shooting, 25-point contrast-detect autofocus system, 1,200-segment exposure meter, Auto Object Framing mode, a range of Picture Effects, NFC connectivity and 480 shot battery life.

The Sony A5000 camera can record full HD videos in AVCHD format, the AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality, you can easily capture HD movies in your choice. After you recorded exciting videos with the Sony A5000, you may want to import Sony A5000 AVCHD files to FCP X for professional editing, in this case, you will encounter video codec compatibility problems. On Sony related forums, there are a few users have the problem to import and edit Sony A5000 MTS files with FCP X on Mac. The Sony A5000 MTS format is not supported by Final Cut Pro X, users can’t import and edit Sony A5000 in FCP smoothly.

To import Sony A5000 AVCHD MTS to FCP X for editing smoothly, the best solution is to convert Sony A5000 MTS files to Apple ProRes MOV codec, because Apple ProRes MOV is the best supported codec of Final Cut Pro, with MOV codec you won’t encounter any problems with FCP X, and you can edit Sony A5000 AVCHD MTS videos in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 natively.

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How to import Sony A5000 AVCHD MTS video files to Final Cut Pro for editing?

Step 1. Import Sony A5000 AVCHD MTS video files

Free download and install aPubsoft Sony AVCHD to FCP X Converter for Mac,then launch the Sony A5000 AVCHD to FCP Converter on your Mac PC. Then, Click “Add Video” button to import Sony AVCHD MTS video files to the best Mac AVCHD Converter.

Tip: If you wanna join your several A5000 AVCHD recordings into one video, just select all files and click “Merge”. Afterwards, you can ingest the A5000 AVCHD video files into FCP X without interruption.

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Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro X

Click “Profile” button, and choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 video (*.mov)” as output format. And navigate to the Final Cut Pro group, you will notice that there are profiles with Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422(HQ), Apple ProRes 422(LT), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy). Here we choose Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format.

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Step 3. Click “Settings” to adjust audio and video parameter.

Click “Settings” button and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Step 4. Convert A5000 AVCHD MTS video files to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP 6/7/X on Mac.

Click the “Convert” button; it will convert Sony A5000 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP 6/7/X on Mac immediately.

When the conversion process finished, you can import converted Sony A5000 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro X and edit natively without rendering, because your video files are in native codec now. Please take a try, hope the aPubsoft Sony A5000 AVCHD to FCP X converter can help you!

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