Sony FS300/ FS200, and FS100 are all AVCHD camcorders with flash memories. You can get nice footage with up to 1080 60P AVCHD videos with the best HD quality. But you may get problems if you'd like to transfer the footages to FCP/ FCP X for better editing. The best format for editing in FCP/ FCP X is Apple ProRes. So here you need a best Mac Sony FS300/FS200/FS100 Video Converter to convert the MOD/MTS footages to Apple ProRes MOV. Foxreal Video Converter for Mac is just the program for you.
Here are the easy steps for you to get Sony FS300/FS200/FS100 MOD/MTS footages converted to Apple ProRes format for FCP/ FCP X.
1. Download the best Mac Sony FS300/FS200/FS100 Video Converter for Mac for FREE Trial.
2. Launch the program on your Mac and follow the easy steps to convert your Sony MOD/MTS/M2TS footages to Apple Prores MOV for FCP/ FCP X.
i. Import the MOD/MTS/M2TS footages. It's highly recommended to import footages already saved on your Mac instead of importing them directly from your camcorder, or there will be problems and error if there's anything wrong with the connection.
ii. Choose Apple ProRes format under Final Cut Pro category in Format box. You can select not only Apple ProRes 422, 422(HQ), 422(LT), 422(Proxy), 4444, but also DVCPRO HD 1080P MOV formats with different framerates.
After selecting format, you can click Settings button to set detailed parameters. If you highlighted a file in list on main interface, you can get its estimated output file size here.
iii. Edit the video footage if needed. Foxreal Video Converter for Mac will automatically deinterlace your interlaced source video, and you can find the effect in Edit Window.
You can also trim off unwanted periods or crop off black bars. The volume is also enlargeable here.
If you'd like to combine several footages into one file, you can tick "Merge into one file" option on program main interface. And then you will get a single large file instead of separated footages.
iv. After all settings, you can click Convert button to start conversion. After the conversion, you can click Open button on program main interface to find the converted files.
3. Tips regarding converting Sony FS300/FS200/FS100 MOD/MTS/M2TS footages to Apple ProRes for FCP/ FCP X
i. If you want to convert to Apple ProRes 422 and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), you should have FCP 6 or higher version installed on your Mac.
ii. For Apple Pro Res 422 (LT) or another two codecs Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) and Apple ProRes 4444, they just come along with the release of FCP 7, as you can see here http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/finalcutpro/apple-prores.html.
So if you want to convert to these formats, you have to install the latest version of Final Cut Stuido or FCP 7.
iii. Foxreal Video Converter for Mac should be installed after the new codecs from FCP are installed.
iv. For Final Cut Pro 5 or lower version, Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) is recommended for its pristine quality, economical hardware configurations and high-performance, multistream real-time editing.
You can download the Apple Intermediate Codec here: http://support.apple.com/downloads/Apple_Intermediate_Codec_1_0_1
Now you can start to install the free trial Foxreal Video Converter for Mac and convert your Sony FS300/FS200/FS100 MOD/MTS/M2TS footages to Apple ProRes for FCP/ FCP X.