Import Sony NEX-5N/5R/5T AVCHD to Final Cut Pro on Mac

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The Sony NEX-5 is a digital camera launched on 11 May 2010. It is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with the body of a common point-and-shoot camera but with a sensor size (APS-C) comparable to that of some digital single-lens reflex cameras.The NEX-5 was replaced by the 16 megapixel NEX-5N in August 2011. The Sony Nex-5R is very similar to the Sony Nex-5n, except it has the same updated 16mp sensor that the Sony Nex-6 has. And Sony NEX-5T is a next-generation camera aiming at users hoping to step up from compact DSCs and those wishing for a second camera not quite as massive as their DSLR. Advancing past the Sony NEXT-5R, this 5T model works with a back-facing touchscreen as well – that’s in addition to standard physical shutter button, zoom, and adjustment ring. This back-facing display is 3.0-inches (7.5cm) and Touchscreen capable with TFT LCD technology. HD movies are superb with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution at super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p. AVCHD codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.

Sony NEX-5N/NEX-5R/NEX-5T can record AVCHD video, you may have recorded many vivid clips when you travel. AVCHD format is not a widely used video format, so edit Sony NEX-5N/NEX-5R/NEX-5T AVCHD on Mac software like FCP 6/7/X, iMovie is not so easy. Many Sony 5N/5R/5T users have encountered problems when import Sony NEX-5N/5R/5T AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, FCP doesn’t support load Sony AVCHD footages for editing directly, the main reason is the AVCHD video format and codec not well supported. To edit Sony AVCHD video in FCP 6/7/X smoothly without any problems, the best way is to convert Sony NEX-5N/NEX-5R/NEX-5T AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X best supported format.

Final Cut Pro 6/7/X best supported format and codec is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, once you transcode Sony AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422, you can import and edit Sony NEX-5N/NEX-5R/NEX-5T AVCHD in FCP without rendering.

Below is a simple guide for transcoding Sony NEX-5N/NEX-5R/NEX-5T footage for further editing with Final Cut Pro X/7/6 editors without problems.

Step 1. Install and launch UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Sony AVCHD to FCP Converter, which can help you convert AVCHD files from Sony NEX-5N/NEX-5R/NEX-5T cameras to ProRes 422 MOV for FCP X/7/6 on Mac.

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Step 2. Click the “Add” button to load Sony NEX-5N/NEX-5R/NEX-5T AVCHD MTS files. If you want to join several MTS clips together, simply select all files and click Merge.

Step 3. Click format column and choose the output format. You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for Final Cut Pro X/7/6 editing;

Tip: You can click settings button in the main interface to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc, customize the parameters as you want.

Step 4. Click Arrow-like button to start converting Sony NEX-5N/NEX-5R/NEX-5T videos to Prores MOV for FCP X/7/6.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import Sony NEX-5N/NEX-5R/NEX-5T videos to FCP 6/7 or FCP X for editing with best quality.

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