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Free AVCHD to FCP 7-Import Sony NX30 AVCHD to FCP 7 on Mac

Postby vivian68 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:37 am

Free AVCHD to FCP 7-Import Sony NX30 AVCHD to FCP 7 on Mac

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Summary: Tutorial for Beginners, this article will tell you how to Make Sony NX30 AVCHD footages compatible with Final Cut Pro 7. You can transcode Sony NX30 AVCHD to ProRes MOV via AVCHD to ProRes Converter, then import the covnerted NX30 AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac.

Innovative and portable, the cutting-edge Sony HXR-NX30 Palm Size NXCAM HD Camcorder with Projector is a handheld, excellently built HD camcorder that's capable of capturing AVCHD video in Full HD 1080p at 60 fps, as well as high-quality digital still images. It's equipped with 96GB of internal flash memory, an LED video light and NightShot capabilities. It also supports all AVCHD recording formats at 28 Mbps.


You may have got a sony NX30 camcorder and often use it to take photos and record HD video. In the forum, many users got problems when they import Sony HXR-NX30 recorded AVCHD files to FCP 7 for editing. As we know, AVCHD MTS/M2TS files are not well supported by FCP 7 on Mac due to the unfriendly codec, you can't edit the videos smoothly in Final Cut Pro.

Tutorial for Beginners: How to transcode Sony NX30 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to ProRes 422 MOV for smoothly editing in Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac Lion 10.8?

The best way is to convert Sony NX30 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP 7 best supported Apple RroRes codec. Now I will start with the step-by-step guide on how to convert Sony NX30 AVCHD 1080/60p MTS/M2TS to MOV and then import the converted videos for editing in Final Cut Pro 7.

Step 1: Download Sony AVCHD to FCP 7 Converter, import your Sony NX30 AVCHD file.


Step 2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)

Tips: 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)".


Step 3: Setting the best video profile for Final Cut Pro 7.

Click "settings" button to adjust the output video's parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc.


Step 4: Hit "Convert" icon, start transcode NX30 1080/60p AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X editing on Mac.

After the Sony NX30 AVCHD to FCP 7 conversion, import the converted MOV files to Final Cut Pro 7, then you can edit Sony NX30 AVCHD in FCP smoothly without rendering.


1. If you need more solutions for your sony camera and camcorder, you can refer to MTS column on Pavtube website.

2. If you need to convert other videos like DVD, Blu-ray movies, you can try iMedia Converter for Mac, it's an all in one converter on Mac which can convert all the video formats.
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