Sony’s new HXR-NX5E NXCAM is their first professional AVCHD camcorder and is capable of recording stunning quality 1920 x 1080 images at 24 Mbps (50i or 25p), as well as supporting 720/50p and Standard Definition recording. Dual media is also supported to further enhance operational flexibility which brings its users good using experience.
The only issue that stumped the Sony NX5E users is how to get Sony HXR-NX5E AVCHD footages into Adobe Premiere Pro smoothly. This problem is largely causes by the incompatibility of video file formats of the NX5E and Adobe Premiere Pro. Even though the latest version of Adobe Premiere Pro claims to support AVCHD videos, you may not import all AVCHD files to Adobe Premiere Pro for editing for different parameter settings.
To load Sony HXR-NX5E 1080/60i footage into Adobe Premiere Pro, the best method is to transcode Sony AVCHD footages to Premiere compatible format, for instance, the MPEG format. Following is the step-by-step guide on importing Sony HXR-NX5E AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac OS X for further editing.
The first and most important is go to download and install the best AVCHD to Premiere Converter for Mac, applying which you can encode AVCHD clips to MPEG for Adobe Premiere Pro at fast speed with least quality loss. Plus, this Sony Video Converter comes with support for a wide range of video editing software including Sony Vegas, Cyberlink PowerDirector, Avid Media Composer, Windows Movie Maker, etc.
1. After installation of the top Mac AVCHD to MPEG Converter, launch it to load Sony HXR-NX5E footages to it.
Tip: If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for Premiere, please check the "Merge into one" box.
2. Tap on the Format icon and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) profile as the output format.
3. Click the Settings to adjust audio and video parameters. You’d better set the video size as 1920*1080 or keep the original size and frame rate as 25fps to get a most suitable output for editing in Premiere.
PS: Before start the final conversion task, you’d better deinterlace your 1080/50i AVCHD videos via ticking the “Deinterlacing” box in the Video Editor interface.
4. Hit the Convert button to start to convert Sony NX5E MTS/M2TS to MEPG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro (CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6) on Mac.
After conversion completes, you can easily import Sony NX5E AVCHD mts files into Adobe PP for smoothly editing as you want.
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