The Sony's new HXR-NX3 handheld HD camcorder is capable of light MP4 file (720p, 3Mbps), a network friendly video formats. The ability to record in DV format is also provided for users who prefer a DV workflow and who need to work in a DV compatible non-linear editing environment. Mainly, the HXR-NX3 features recording video in AVCHD 2.0 format, which includes 1080/50P, for smooth, natural subject motion. 50i and 25p modes provide playback compatibility with Blu-ray players.
However, AVCHD MTS/M2TS/M2T footage is not fully supported by Mac editing systems, such as Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas. Sometimes AVCHD conversion process is essential. Here introduces Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional AVCHD Converter. Though, various Converters can do AVCHD conversion, but many of them cannot run smoothly or have compatibility issues with Mavericks. Video Converter for Mac has updated to version 188.8.131.5226 in November 13, 2013, which is really a tremendous boost to convert AVCHD 2.0 recordings to Premiere/Sony Vegas, FCP, iMovie, QuickTime, Adobe Premiere on the latest Mavericks 10.9.1.
Below is step-by-step tutorial to convert HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 to Adobe Premiere on Mavericks 10.9.1. Let's take a look!
Step1: Import or drag & drop HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load NX3 AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS files. You can also drag & drop directly. This program supports batch conversion and it's easy for you to convert several MTS files at one time. Here I suggest preview task before AVCHD 2.0 MTS to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas conversion to check the video and audio. It's easy for you to capture MTS images when preview.
Check "Merge into one file", you can join HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 clips into one big file.
Step 2: Select output format for Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas
The user-friendly design of output format with iMedia Converter for Mac, which let me take less than 30 seconds to select format in this step.
Click "format" and under Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas option, you can clearly see easier editing formats, including WMV, MPEG-2 and MOV. Here takes MOV as an example.
1. To convert HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 M2TS to Final Cut Pro, It's better to choose "Final Cut Pro ->Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)"
2. To convert HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 M2TS to Avid, you can choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov)
3. To convert HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 M2TS to QuickTime, DV/DVCPRO-NTSC/PAL (*.mov) is the best choice
4. To convert HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 M2TS to QuickTime iMovie and Final Cut express, Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) is recommended.
Step 3: Set audio and video profile
Before you import NX3 AVCHD 2.0 to Sony Vegas or Adobe Premiere, Click the "Settings" button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
Profile list make you easily view the profile of source AVCHD progressive and target file, as well as your free disc space. If you batch convert several AVCHD contents, you can click yellow triangle icons to view different task.
"Reset" icon will return to default value for you.
You are also allowed to do initial editing via "editor tool" in the main interface. The supported video editing operations are: trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos.
Step 4: Transcode AVCHD 2.0 to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas
Click "Conversion" icon to convert AVCHD 2.0 to H.264 MOV for easier editing in Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export MOV easily.
What's more, the versatile Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac review can also transcode MXF, MOV, Blu-ray, VOB, SWF, EVO, VDR, etc on Mavericks 10.9.1 at fast speed.