The Sony HXR-NX5U is Sony’s first professional AVCHD camcorder redefines the performance and features expected of this product class. It records stunning quality 1920 x 1080 images at 24Mbps (50i or 25p), as well as supporting 720/50p and Standard Definition recording. With the 1080i video recording AVCHD file, you may face problem when trying to Log & Transfer the camera videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X and Final Cut Express 4.
So the program you need is a great Mac AVCHD to Final Cut Converter. With it, you can convert Sony HXR-NX5U 1080i AVCHD files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express 4 on Mac without losing quality or rendering. Some may find the output video with Prores codec size is pretty large that it takes a lot of spaces. The conversion from AVCHD to ProRes would be a long process too, so they want to convert Sony AVCHD to H.264 MOV for editing with FCP or FCE at fast speed. So this article will help you converting Sony HXR-NX5U MTS to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV with ease.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert 1080i AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X or FCE on Mac Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard or Leopard.
Step 1. Download Sony NX5U files to Apple computer.
Connect Sony HXR-NX5U camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mts files from the camera folder like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the .mts files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2. Import Sony NX5U files to AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Run AVCHD Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac AVCHD converter for Sony HXR-NX5U, and click the “Add” button to load AVCHD .mts videos. You may also directly drag and drop the AVCHD video to application UI for importing files.
Step 3. Choose MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or HD Video > HD QuickTime Video(*.mov) as output format. The Mac AVCHD video converter will convert HXR-NX5U 1080i AVCHD to MOV with 1920×1080 resolution and ProRes 422 or H.264 as video codec.
Step 4. Convert Sony 1080i AVCHD video to MOV for FCP 6/7/X or FCE 4.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Sony video converter will start the conversion from Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD to MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X or Final Cut Express 4. After the conversion, you can easily Import Sony HXR-NX5U video to Final Cut for editing with best quality.