Hot Sony Alpha NEX Camera models:
Sony Alpha NEX-3, NEX-5, NEX-F3, NEX-7, Sony NEX-6, Sony NEX-5R, NEX-5N
Sony Alpha NEX Cameras FAQs:
1. Final Cut Pro 7 with Sony Alpha NEX-F3
I have several video clips from my new Sony Alpha NEX-F3, which are in the MTS format. I am using Final Cut Pro 7 (I have FCPX but it is hopeless), and when I bring the AVCHD clips into FCP 7, they appear grayed out in Log & Transfer and I can't select them. This happens from both NEX-F3 and NEX-5N camera…
2. Nex-7 Videos with Final Cut Pro X
I've imported and edited AVCHD 24P files from Sony NEX-7 into FCPX with-out any issues, but problems occurred in 60p files. Any one else has met the Nex-7 Videos with Final Cut Pro X problems?
3. NEX-5N/ FCP 7
So I just got myself the new NEX-5N and after some initial tests was floored with the quality coming from a sub-$1k pocketable cam. of course then came time to take the AVCHD footage to post - what a disappointment so far, this does not look like easy footage to work with. FCP7's log and transfer will not recognize the media at all.
The common issues on Sony Alpha NEX Cameras are the Sony Alpha NEX footages with Final Cut Pro 7/X. It’s hard to using FCP to import Sony Alpha NEX cameras MTS video for editing. If you're trying to ingesting Sony NEX footage in FCP but to no avail, or find some of the audio from the .mts clips is missing, a best solution is encoding H.264/AVC video to Apple ProRes 422 before importing Sony NEX footage to FCP 7/X. For Final Cut Pro, ProRes is simpler to decode than distribution oriented formats like H.264. If the videos are not optimized for Final Cut Pro, you are suggested to encode to Apple Prores codec before ingesting.
How to transcode MTS clips from Sony Alpha NEX Cameras to FCP 7/X for editing?
Step 1. Find one professional Sony Alpha NEX MTS Converter for Mac to install, then add the recordings to the program. If necessary, you can use the function "Merge into one" to combine several MTS clips.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar to choose the compatible output format for FCP. Select Final Cut Pro > --Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the best format for FCP X or Final Cut 7.
Step 3. You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps.
Tip: For 1080 60i videos from Sony NEX cameras, before the conversion, please deinterlace the 60i footages for easy editing following Edit > Effect > Deinterlacing.
Step 4. Click the Convert button on the main interface to start transcoding Sony Alpha NEX MTS to ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X in best quality.
After the conversion finished, you can click “open” to find the output file, then imported the output MOV files into FCP 7/X for editing smoothly. It’s just like FCP has native support for the AVCHD footage.
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