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Sony HXR-NX3 Workflow in Adobe Premiere Pro/Elements


As an outstanding NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder, the Sony HXR-NX3 offers you the capability of recording ultra high-definition still images and Full HD 1080p videos up to 60 frames per second (60i and 24p modes are also available.). While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing 60p footage from Sony HXR-NX3 into Adobe Premiere Pro or Premiere Elements. If you're in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Premiere Pro/Elements to work perfectly with Sony HXR-NX3 60p AVCHD files.

The reason that you can't successfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footages on 60p format to your non-linear editing systems is simple. Currently 1080/60p footage is a very non-standard format and it's not added into the supported lists of Media Composer (even with Avid 7), Premiere Pro (CS6), Premiere Elements, Final Cut Pro X and other NLEs. In order to edit Sony HXR-NX3 60p MTS files smoothly, the easy workaround is to use 3rd-party to rewrap and convert 1080 60p footage a more "editable" format.

Here we recommend Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use and yet professional AVCHD file converter for you. It helps you transcode Sony HXR-NX3 60p AVHD to MPEG-2 video to ensure maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with and Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements under Mac OS X (Mavericks included). Besides, it also enables you to convert Sony as well as Panasonic, Canon AVCHD recording to any editable format like DNxHD, ProRes, AIC. mov, etc as you need without any quality loss. If you are troubled by the importing issues on Windows, please get MTS/M2TS Converter. Download, install the program and learn the detailed guide.

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How to Convert Sony HXR-NX3 MTS to Premiere Pro/Elements acceptable format

1. Import MTS to the converter

Run the MTS converter on Mac and click the Add Files button to import the MTS clips from Sony HXR-NX3 to be converted. The converter supports converting multiple files at a time.


2. Choose MPG/MOV as the output format

Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. To edit AVCHD videos in Adobe Premiere or Premiere Elements, then Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) is the suitable one. MOV format is the good choice as well.


3. Adjust audio and video settings

Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones. For editing MPEG-2 in Adobe Premiere, the best Frame Rate is 30fps, so we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video


4. Press "Convert" button to start conversion

After all the necessary settings, hit the big Convert button. Now your Sony HXR-NX3 60p files will be converted into MPEG-2/MOV files ready to be imported into Adobe Premiere Pro, Premiere Elements smoothly without hassle.

Related Guides:
How to Transcode and Import 60p AVCHD to iMovie
How to Convert and Ingest Sony AVCHD clips to Final Cut Pro
How to Convert and Import 60p/50p AVCHD to Avid Media Composer

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