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Old May 03, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Default Transcode Sony HXR-NX70 1080/60p AVCHD to ProRes for FCP on Mac Lion

How to make HXR-NX70 1080/60p editable for Final Cut Pro

It’s a good tourist season now. Are you searching a high performance camcorder to record videos of beautiful scenery? Sony HXR-NX70 with its rain proof and dust proof design and a built-in GPS receiver is an ideal choice for professional videographers.

Recording format:

Video Format:
HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD format compatible

Audio Format:
HD: Linear PCM/Dolby Digital 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz
STD: Dolby Digital 2ch, 16 bit, 48 kHz

Recording frame rate:

NTSC Mode PS (28 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60p/16:9
FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60i/16:9
FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/60i/16:9
HQ (9 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/60i/16:9
LP (5 Mbps) 1440 x 1080/60i/16:9
FX (24 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/24p/16:9
FH (17 Mbps) 1920 x 1080/24p/16:9

To me, the HXR-NX70 supplements my NEX-VG20 perfectly. A great field camera for guerilla style doco making. It has heaps of features- a bit of a learning curve on manual controls. Super light – it supports great long days of shooting. While, this amazing gadget still makes me frustrated sometimes when I intend to edit HXR-NX70 1080/60p AVCHD in FCP.

The occurred problem is that the Final Cut Pro cannot ingest the full hd 1080/60p AVCHD files natively. I searched the solution to it and find that to transcode HXR-NX70 AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP is the best choice.
PS: Though the Log and Transfer as the useful feature of FCP can help you with the AVCHD conversion, you need to keep the original structure of your AVCHD files and sometimes the Log and Transfer would stop working and you can not find out the exact reason and solution.

This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter is the best AVCHD conversion software you need. With the help of it, you can get the output format Apple ProRes for FCP at super fast speed with original video quality. Now, I show you the simple four steps of how to convert Sony HXR-NX70 1080/60p AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP on Mac Lion.

Step 1: Import HXR-NX70 60p AVCHD(.mts/.m2ts) files to the best Mac MTS/M2TS Converter.
Connect your Sony HXR-NX70 to your Mac with USB2.0. Run the professional AVCHD conversion software and then click the adding button to import your 1080p MTS/M2TS files to it.
Tip: If you wanna merge HXR-NX70 AVCHD files for FCP for editing without interruption, you can select the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Select an output format for FCP and set the output folder.
Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to “Final Cut Pro”; the Apple PreRes 422(HQ) is the best choice if you give the priority to the quality of the converted videos. Then set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing HXR-NX70 MTS in Final Cut Pro.

Step 4: Start converting Sony HXR-NX70 1080/60p AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP on Mac.
Click the “Convert” button; it will convert HXR-NX70 MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

After the Mac AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion, you will be able to get the output files for FCP by clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import Sony HXR-NX70 1080/60p AVCHD files in 30fps to FCP for further editing keeping original quality.

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