As many users get HXR-NX3 camcorders, more problems are coming up: some of them have the need to import 60p AVCHD from Sony HXR-NX3 to FCP for editing on Mac OS
X, but they always meet the importing and editing issues on Mac OS X(Yosemite & Mavericks included).
Sony HXR-NX3, a new professional handheld camcorder, offers users the capability of recording Full HD 1080p videos up to 60 frames per second as well as in 60i and 24p modes. Have you got this camcorder? If so, you will probably use HXR-NX3 to record .mts clips at 1080/60p mode with perfect quality and then transfer the AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro for editing. While, importing problems occurred as the FCP can't import Sony HXR-NX3 080 60P AVCHD video. Don’t worry, here is the quick fix.
Well, in fact, it’s not a "fresh" problem we've met when getting 1080 60p/50p AVCHD clips into FCP. The reason that you can't successfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footages on 1080 60P format to Final Cut Pro is limited by the FCP itself. Currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it's unsupported in FCP X. In order to import Sony HXR-NX3 media to Final Cut Pro for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 60p/50p MTS footage to ProRes encoded .mov format first, which is a native format for FCP. It's a great way to achieve your goal smoothly.
Now I will show you how to transcode Sony HXR-NX3 MTS Footage to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro in detail.
First of all, free download Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac
The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a Mac Sony MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks (10.9), Yosemite (10.10). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is how.
Step 1. Launch the MTS Converter for Mac and click add button to import MTS, M2TS files from Sony HXR-NX3 to the program.
Step 2. Click the format bar or the pull down menu of “Format” to select output format. To get Sony NX3 AVCHD into Final Cut Pro X, the best format is “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422”.
Step 3. Set Parameters (Optional) Tap the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for Final Cut Pro: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60p videos) to keep the best output quality.
Step 4. Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcode Sony HXR-NX3 MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.
After the conversion process bar at 100%, you can click the “Open” icon to locate the converted ProRes MOV files. Now you can click File –> Import –> Files to import Sony MTS recordings to Final Cut Pro X without problems.
If you are also a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don’t forget to make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
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