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Dec 14

Import Sony NEX-5R 1080p MTS to Final Cut Pro X without any rendering or incompatibility problem

Get the best AVCHD to FCP X Converter and you can convert Sony NEX-5R AVCHD clips to ProRes 422 MOV for importing Sony NEX-5R 1080p MTS to Final Cut Pro X without any rendering or incompatibility problem on Mac

Question 1 – “I shot footage using the Sony NEX-5R. When I import the footage into Final Cut Pro X, I found it cannot handle the AVCHD files well, and some the footage looks washed out and the preview is loggy. Is there anyway to solve the problem? Thanks!”

Question 2 – “I can’t get FCP 7 or FCP X to import AVCHD (with Sony NEX-5R) shot in 1080 60p. In FCP 7, when using Log and Transfer, I can see all the clips on my card (or FMU), but the material shot in 60p doesn’t have an icon present. When I click on it, it tries to transfer, but ends up with an error. In FCP X, when using Camera Import , it doesn’t even show my clips shot 60p.”

Sony NEX-5R’ Video is recorded in AVCHD format at up to 1080p60 quality, with 1080i60 and 1080p24 also supported. This is a step up from the video capabilities of the Sony NEX-F3, which is limited to 1080i60 or 1080p24 capture. The quality is excellent—footage is sharp, colors are accurate, and motion is smooth. Autofocus works during recording just as it does for stills, and the even though the sound of the lens focusing can be heard on the soundtrack, it’s not overbearing.

The Sony NEX-5R has much to recommend it as a top-flight large-sensor, interchangeable-lens camcorder and as a worth-the-upgrade successor to the Sony NEX 5N. It can shoot 1080 60p (50p for PAL)full HD resolution up to 24fps in short bursts. While, the 1080 60p/50p AVCHD files are not friendly for Final Cut Pro X(including Final Cut Pro 6/7), because when importing Sony NEX-5R AVCHD 1080P 50P/60P MTS files to Final Cut Pro X, it always need a long for rendering. In fact, Final Cut Pro X most friendly video format is Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). So, you’d better transcode Sony NEX-5R MTS footages to Apple ProRes Codec for Final Cut Pro X or Final Cut Pro 6/7 first.

Although Final Cut Pro X has added some plug-ins, actually background converters for AVCHD editors, the importing process are unbelievably slow. To find a powerful and profession Mac AVCHD converter becomes more important. Here recommended the best Mac AVCHD to FCP X Converter. It’s great performance and all the FCP compatible formats included(Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT, etc) make it easier for you to import and edit your 1080 50p/60p files from Sony NEX-5R in Final Cut Pro X with original quality. You can download an free trail version from below to give a try.

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Note: The free trial version will generate files with PAVTUBE logo standing in the center of the output image. To bypass the watermark, you should pay for its full version.

Step 1. Launch AVCHD to FCP X Converter for Mac as a Sony NEX-6 AVCHD Converter for FCP X. Click “Add video” or “Add from folder” icon to load your source files directly from your NEX-6 camera, or from a card reader, or from the file folder that contains the source MTS videos stored on your computer’s hard disk drive.

Tip: If you want to join Sony MTS files into one for easier editing, please tick the box “Merge into one file”.

Step 2. Click the “Format” option, select the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as target format. And navigate to the Final Cut Pro group, you will notice that there are profiles with Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(LT) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*.mov), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov). Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) format is specially designed for using in Final Cut Pro X (include FCP 6/7). (The Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*.mov) codec is intended for offline editing and contains 30 percent of the data rate of Apple ProRes 422).

Step 3. Click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps PAL) for importing Sony NEX-5R 1080p MTS to Final Cut Pro X with the best quality.

Step 4. Click the button for “Convert” and start converting Sony NEX-5R AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV on Mac OS X immediately.

Step 5. After the AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 MOV conversion, you can get the output files via clicking the Open icon. Run your Final Cut Pro X and click “File > Import > Files” to import the converted Sony NEX-5R MTS files to Final Cut Pro X without any rendering or incompatibility problem.


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Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac can also help you convert Canon EOS 6D MOV files to Mac Compatible Formats like ProRes 422(*.mov), Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), Avid DNxHD, XDCAM MOV, HDV, DVCPRO, MOV(AVC), H.264 MOV for editing software FCP (X), iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Aperture 3, Kendlive, etc or convert to other common formats such as MP4, WMV, MPG, MPEG, 3GP, AVI, and even H.264 MOV for other usages. Only need to change the “step 2″:

  • – choose “Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” for Avid Media Composer
  • – choose “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” for iMovie or Final Cut Express
  • – choose “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)” for Adobe Premiere Pro
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