The Most Popular iMedia Converter for...

The Most Popular iMedia Converter for Mac

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Nanjing, China

#1 Dec 10, 2013
Sony FDR-AX1 is the latest 4K/60P Handycam camcorder released by Sony. The FDR-AX1 records 4K and HD movies in the new XAVC S format, which adopts MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP for video and Linear PCM for audio compression and saves files in an MP4 wrapper. Not limited in MP4, recording is possible at 60P, 50P, 30P, 25P, 24P in either 4K UHD or regular 1920 X 1080 HD. When you turn to Full HD AVCHD recording, you can store almost 3 hours of 1920×1080 60p footage on a single card.

However, 1080 50P/60P is always a pain when you try to import AVCHD to FCP, including the latest FCP X. In order to import and edit Sony FDR-AX1 50P AVCHD files in FCP X, we have to transcode AVCHD footage to native Apple ProRes 422 codec for FCP. Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, a professional AVCHD to FCP Conversion tool, can fast transcode 50P AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 at a range of frame rates, including 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97, 30.50, 59.94, 60 for precisely needs.

Below is a tutorial about transcoding Sony FDR-AX1 50P AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP X.

Step1: Import or drag & drop AVCHD 50P footage

When you start Aunsoft user-friendly iMedia Converter for Mac, the clear instruction in the main interface is clearly show you the main function icon.
You can import AVCHD 50P content via clicking the icon in the upper corner or just drag them to the program directly.

Step 2: Select ProRes 422 as export format for FCP importer

Click "format" and under the FCP menu, you can clearly see proper formats for FCP, among which, native codec to read AVCHD files in FCP importer, including ProRes 422 and ProRes 444. I bet you won’t take 30 seconds instead of taking several minutes in this step with the user-friendly iMedia Converter for Mac.

ProRes 422 HQ is recommended here for offering even greater headroom to preserve the quality of even the most demanding.

Step 3: Set proper frame rate for output ProRes 422 HQ MOV

Set proper frame rate is important. The video frame rate is up to 60fps under the ProRes 422 format profile settings. After much verification, here suggests 25P in PAL (30P in NTSC) to keep high video quality and smooth edit in FCP X. Before transcoding Sony FDR-AX1 50P AVCHD to ProRes 422, you can also adjust other settings, like video size, video bitrates, audio channels, etc. I prefer to set video bitrates as high quality and choose 5.1 channels for better audio and video quality.

Profile list make you easily view the profile of source AVCHD materials and target file, as well as your free disc space. If you batch convert several AVCHD contents, you can click yellow triangle icons to view different tasks.

Step 4: Transcode Sony FDR-AX1 AVCHD file to ProRes 422 HQ MOV

Click "Conversion" icon to transcode Sony FDR-AX1 50P progressive to ProRes 422. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export ProRes MOV easily.
Besides, this efficient program supports batch conversion. You can go sleep when iMedia Converter for Mac processes batch conversion via a click on "shut down computer after conversion".

More than of transcoding 50P AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP, Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is able to transcode AVCHD to iMovie, AVCHD to QuickTime, AVCHD to Avid, AVCHD to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas, AVCHD to FCE, etc. with native codec. All my problems with AVCHD formats seem to be solved with all-in-one AVCHD to Mac conversion tool.

Owensboro, KY

#2 Dec 10, 2013

United States

#3 Dec 11, 2013
I always wonder what kind of robot posts this drivel.
laurier m

Nanjing, China

#4 Dec 29, 2013
Aunsoft imedia converter works! thanks!

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