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Is it better to convert Sony AVCHD .mts clips to another format ideal for FCPX?

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bill33 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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Feb 21, 2012 9:50 AM

I'm working my footage from my SONY HXR-NX5U, AVCHD/.mts files directly imported in to FCPX 10.0.3.

 

My system is as follows: i7 3.4 Quad 16GB RAM internal 1TB7200.

 

My clips are either in 60i and most reently in 24p, both 1080.

 

My question is simple: Would it be better to convert everything, before ingestion, to some format that is more native to FCPX or that FCPX can "fly" with, while not sacraficing quality.

 

I then export to both internet HD quality and DVD...

 

Thanks in advance.

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7.3), FCPX 10.0.3, iMac i7 3.4, 16GB/2GB

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