Aug 25

Import Sony HDR-PJ275 60p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro on Mac

The Sony HDR-PJ275 is a full 1080p camcorder. At its standard settings, it films full HD at 60 frames per second with AVCHD format. Its low price makes it a great value for anyone who wants to record their vacations, capture events and memories, or create amateur videos. It has a few poor features, like an automatic focus that has trouble staying in focus and awkward menu controls. Still, the PJ275 has all of the extra features that we look for, and its built-in projector lets you show off your video anywhere. If you have recorded some full hd videos with Sony PJ275, you may want to edit the videos before sharing with others. But, you may encounter problems when you want to import Sony HDR-PJ275 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro for editing. It takes long time to render, and you can’t edit the AVCHD footages smoothly in Final Cut Pro.

In order to edit Sony HDR-PJ275 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you’d better transcode the Sony AVCHD footages to FCP native format, say, Apple ProRes Codec. The following passage guides you how to convert Sony HDR-PJ275 footages to Apple ProRes 422 encoded MOV file for FCP. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.

Transcode Sony HDR-PJ275 AVCHD shootings to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X

Preparation: Download the free trial of UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, and install it on your Mac computer. This software works well on Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10).

Download AVCHD Converter for Mac

Quick Guide – Convert Sony HDR-PJ275 60p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X

Step 1. Launch UFUSoft AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac as a professional Mac Sony HDR-PJ275 AVCHD Converter. Load your Sony HDR-PJ275 footage into the program through either “Add video” or “Add from folder” button.

AVCHD to FCP converter

Step 2. Once your source AVCHD clips from Sony HDR-PJ275 camcorder are loaded, click on Format bar, and choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” under “Final Cut Pro” column as output format for converting Sony PJ275 avchd to prores 422.

Convert AVCHD to FCP X/7/6


1. Select all files and click Merge, you can combine multiple Sony HDR-PJ275 AVCHD MTS files into a single file.

2. Click “Settings’ button, you will be lead to “Profile Settings” window, where you can adjust audio and video parameters such as vide resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, audio channels, etc.

Step 3. Click “Browse” button to browse to a destination folder for storing exported Apple ProRes 422 MOV file.

Step 4. When above mentioned steps finished, click the big button “Convert” to start repacking Sony HDR-PJ275 AVCHD recordings to Apple ProRes 422 for editing within Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X.

Step 5. Click “Open” button to get the converted Apple ProRes file once conversion completed.

Step 6. Launch Final Cut Pro 7/FCP 6/FCP X, choose File > Import > Files, and browse to where you save the converted Sony HDR-PJ275 AVCHD clips to FCP X/7/6.