The Alpha NEX-5R is Sony's seventh NEX camera and the third in its '5' series that aims to appeal to a more demanding customer than the point-and-shoot-upgrader-friendly '3' cameras. The 5R is a subtle upgrade over the existing NEX-5N but the changes wrought suggests Sony has a clearer idea of who each camera is aimed at.
Sony NEX-5R specification highlights
16.1MP CMOS sensor
Top-plate control dial
Dedicated Fn button
Wi-Fi for connection via Wi-Fi networks or to smartphones
Proprietary in-camera apps
Electronic First Curtain shutter
1080p 60p HD movies in AVCHD (50p on PAL region models)
Like most other Sony AVCHD cameras, the 5R can help you capture high-quality 1080/60p AVCHD video that looks great on your HDTV at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution. However,you may now that 1080/60p is not a standard format, it menas you can't edit it with some movie editing aoftware, like FCP directly. It is said FCP X 10.0.4 or above can surpport 60p Full HD recordings sometimes. So you want to import the videos from 5R to FCP for editing, you'd better upgrate your FCP to FCP X 10.0.4. Then is there an easy way to slove the incompatible issue? The answer is yes. In the post we will talk about hw to make Sony NEX-5R AVCHD editable for FCP 7 on Mac OS X.
As you know, ProRes is the best video format for Final Cut software, including FCP 6, FCP 7, FCP X. So, we can use a AVCHD to ProRes convert program to transcode NEX-5R 60p Full files to ProRes before importing to FCP. Here recommended the best AVCHD to ProRes Converter. Its 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 7.
Guide: Convert Sony NEX-5R AVCHD clips to FCP 7 on Mac
Step 1: Go to download and install the top MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X, and run it to import your 1080/60p AVCHD footages to it.
Tip: If you want to join the files together, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
Step 2: Press the Format box and select one of the Apple ProRes codecs on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” as the export.
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 FCP 7 with the best quality.
Step 4: Click the button for "Convert" and start converting Sony NEX-5R AVCHD to FCP 7 ProRes 422 .mov video on Mac OS X immediately.
After the 1080p AVCHD to Apple ProRes conversion, you can run the Final Cut Pro and click File --> Import --> Files to import the converted files and edit them in FCP 7 without any rendering or incompatibility problem.
If you want to make your Sony NEX-5R files comfortable in iMovie, FCE, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc. the AVCHD Converter for Mac will also a great choice for you. Please go toBrorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to get more info.
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