Sony just released new NXCAM? HXR-NX3 Professional HD Camcorder with Exmor? 3CMOS Image Sensors. The Exmor? 3CMOS sensor system with three 1/2.8” sensors provides 1920×1080 Full HD effective pixel count. The HXR-NX3 camcorder records video in AVCHD 2.0 format, which includes 1080/50P/60P (*2) for smooth, natural subject motion. 50i/60i (*2) and 25p/24p (*2) modes provide playback compatibility with Blu-ray players.
However, 1080 60i AVCHD 2.0 footage is not compatible with Mac editing systems, like FCP, iMovie, Avid, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc. Quite a few people even successfully transfer AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 to ProRes MOV, they may encounter annoying interlacing issues when view AVCHD 2.0 in FCP. Luckily, Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac shows its power to convert and deinterlace 60i AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 codec to ProRes MOV for FCP editing. Now this program supports the latest Mavericks 10.9.1 well.
Below is a tutorial about how to convert/deinterlace AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS to ProRes MOV for FCP on Mavericks 10.9.1.
Step1: Import or drag & drop HXR-NX3 AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS
Click “add video” or “add folder” to load AVCHD progressive. But I found I can drag & drop directly. In avoid of no audio in source AVCHD, I suggest preview before conversion.
Check “Merge into one file”, you can join HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 clips into one big file.
Step 2: Select ProRes MOV for FCP editing on Mavericks 10.9.1.
Click “format” and under the FCP menu, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444 are all options for FCP editing. You can also enter FCP in the search bar directly.
In most circumstances, 422 HQ MOV is recommended for high video quality. If you are planning to do heavy grading or VFX work from the ProRes, transcoding HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 M2TS to ProRes 4444 is desirable. If you want the files to be in smaller size, you can follow Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(LT) (*mov)/Apple ProRes 422(*mov) option. If your files size is at SD levels, you are advised to choose Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422(Proxy) (*mov), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings as well.
Deinterlacing NX3 recodings before you transcode 60i M2TS AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 codec to FCP. Click “Editor” button and then click “Effect”. Tick the checkbox of “Deinterlacing” to deinterlace 1080 60i AVCHD 2.0 before converting. In this way, the ProRes MOV generated from raw AVCHD 2.0 materials will be viewed flawlessly in FCP. Here you are allowed to crop unwanted video parts, trim video length and add some special effects. You can preview the original AVCHD video and output MOV video simultaneously here.
You can also customize profile of ProRes MOV via click “settings” in the main interface to reset video bitrates, video frame rate, video size, audio channels, etc.
Step4: Convert AVCHD footage to ProRes MOV
Click “Conversion” icon, The Sony HXR-NX3 AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 M2TS to FCP Converter will convert and deinterlace 1080 60i AVCHD to ProRes MOV at fast speed. After AVCHD to ProRes conversion, you will be able to get the output files via clicking on “Open” button and then import converted MTS/M2TS in FCP easily and fast.
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