I was wondering where I am going wrong here...I've researched this following subject, but couldn't find an answer. I am trying to record video on my Sony HDR-CX240 camcorder, then import into Final Cut Pro 7, then upload to Youtube.
I'm shooting footage at 1920x1080 at 60p. Then converting .MTS file with MacX, importing MP4 into Final Cut Pro 7. I imported on file into Final Cut and the beach ball appeared (that's just one video bogging down my computer). Mac OS 10.8.5, 8 core with 12GB ram. I read that I shouldn't use H.264, but should use Apple Prores. Prores is not showing up as a choice, only NTSC or HD.