Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder is the go-to solution when you're ready to leave tape behind and step up to a file-based video workflow. Whether shooting 480i standard-definition or 1080i HD video, this sturdy performer will capture hours of high-quality images onto either removable media or a spacious 64GB internal hard drive. Composite, component, and HDMI ports give you a choice of video output, while the included shotgun microphone is accompanied by a stereo mini jack to attach a second external mic. The largest capacity battery (NP-F970) provides a maximum operating time of approximately 13 hours using AVCHD recording in FH mode.
Apple ProRes 422 is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production. It was introduced in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2 and is comparable to Avid's DNxHD codec which has the same purpose and uses similar bit rates. Both are DCT basedintra-frame-only codecs, and are therefore simpler to decode than distribution oriented formats like H.264. FCP 6/7, FCP X is Mac based editing software which not supports transcoding Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD to Apple ProRes for further editing.
So the program you need is a great UFUSoft Mac AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 Converter. With it, you can convert all Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X on Mac.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Sony AVCHD like Sony HXR-MC2000U MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes Codec (*.mov) for editing in Final Cut Pro.
Step 1. Download Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD files to Apple computer.
Connect your Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD camcorder to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mts, *.m2ts files from the camera folder like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the .mts, *.m2ts files from Sony HXR-MC2000U to the Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2. Import Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD files to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Sony AVCHD to FCP ProRes Converter, and click the "Add" button to load AVCHD .mts or .m2ts videos from Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD camcorders. You may also directly drag and drop the Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD video to application UI for importing files.
Step 3. Choose Final Cut Pro - Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or HD MOV output format.
Click the "Profile" option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) orHD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac MTS/M2TS to FCP Converter will convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality.
Step 4. Convert Sony HXR-MC2000U video to Apple ProRes (*.MOV) for Final Cut Pro
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP Converter will start the conversion from Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.
After the conversion, you can easily import Apple Prores to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X without rendering for editing.
1. If you would like to edit Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD MTS/M2TS with FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc, you can convert MTS/M2TS to HD MOV, MPG, MP4, WMV, AVI, DV on Mac.
2. If you want to convert Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc on windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP, etc, please use Windows AVCHD Video Converter.
Best Sony XAVC Converter for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Best AVCHD Converter for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Best MXF Converter for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
How to Import/Edit AVC-Intra MXF to Final Cut Pro X with ProRes Codec on Mac?
How to Convert H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Videos to ProRes 422/4444 for FCP X on Mac?
Convert Canon VIXIA HF G30 1080p AVCHD to H.264 or ProRes MOV to Final Cut Pro X on Mac?
Convert/Edit Canon EOS C100 AVCHD MTS in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X in Full HD-MTS to ProRes