Except the hotly-received Sony NEX FS700, Sony also has announced another professional AVCHD camcorder -- the HXR-NX30(NX30U/NX30E). The ultra-compact and palm-sized model is impressed the videographers with its fantastic Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system, which provides effective image stabilization even when zooming in, built-in projector to view rushes and Full HD video recordings. The users seem to be satisfied with the high peformance. However, after their light travel with the HXR-NX30 and going to edit the recordings on Mac, they meet a headaching problem while they are intended to transfer Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD Files to Final Cut Pro 7 -- the Log & Transfer can not recognize their MTS files. If you are using the HXR-NX30 or you are interested in the professional camcorder, the listed guide should be useful for you.
Guide: Import Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD Files to FCP 7 on Mac
Step 1: Download the free version of AVCHD to FCP Converter, install it on your Mac and import your 1080p MTS files from HXR-NX30 to it;
Step 2: Click the Format box to get the drop-down menu, on which you can select FCP compatible video formats from the five Apple ProRes codecs, including ProRes 422 (HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444.
1. Different from FCP 6, FCP 7 has the ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy) and ProRes 4444 codecs. If you want to get the MTS files converted with a small file size, the ProRes 422(LT) is a good choice for you.
2. The difference between the five ProRes codecs for you:
a. ProRes 422 (HQ): offers the utmost possible quality for 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 sources and provides target data rate of approximately 220 Mbps and higher quality than Apple ProRes 422;
b. ProRes 422: provides target data rate of approximately 145 Mbps and higher quality than Apple ProRes 422 (LT);
c. ProRes 422 (LT): provides roughly 70 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (thus, smaller file sizes than Apple ProRes 422) and higher quality than ProRes 422 (Proxy);
d. ProRes 422 (Proxy): provides roughly 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 and high-quality offline editing at the original frame size, frame rate, and aspect ratio;
e. ProRes 4444: offers the utmost possible quality for 4:4:4 sources and roughly 50 percent higher than the data rate of Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).
Step 3: Adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings buttion on the main interface.
Step 4: Hit the arrow button to strart to convert 1080p AVCHD footages to ProRes MOV for FCP 7.
After the AVCHD to ProRes conversion, you can copy the converted recordings to FCP 7 without any rendering, which also makes your editing work more easy and convenient.
Main Features of the top Mac AVCHD Converter for FCP
1. Lossless video conversion at high speed: You can get the lossless ProRes MOV files by adjusting the video parameters.
2. Adjustable video and audio parameters: Click the Settings on the main interface and you can set the video and audio parameters to get the best settings you need.
3. Joining clips for easy importing: Tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
4. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
5. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
6. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
7. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
8. Deinterlace 1080i files: Click Edit and select "deinterlacing" in the Effect.
Besides, as one of the most versatile AVCHD to FCP converters, it can not only make AVCHD files editable in FCP, including FCP 6/7 and FCP X, but also is greatly helpful in importing MTS/M2TS files to iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. If you are interested, please link to MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to get more info.
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