With the Sony NEX-6, videos can be recorded in 1080 60p/60i/24p AVCHD and you can connect the camera to a HDTV via a HDMI cable for playback. Among the super-smooth 60p, standard 60i and cinematic 24p, most users would prefer the 60p AVCHD shootings. However, you may get into trouble with transferring 60p AVCHD files to Avid Media Composer on your Mac OS X since Avid MC seems cannot ingest the 60p AVCHD files natively.
Well, Avid doesn't do 1080p60. In fact, very few NLE's do. Although Avid MC has added some plug-ins, actually background converters for AVCHD editors to solve the incompatibility problem, the importing process are unbelievably slow. Here I advice you to change the 60p AVCHD from NEX 6 to a friendly editing format and import the converted video to Avid MC for further editing. Thus you won't meet any error and get a headache. Apply this a professional tool Mac AVCHD to DNxHD Converter to do the fast conversion, you will get the best quality as you need. Please trust it.
Guide: Make Sony NEX-6 MTS/M2TS files editable in Avid Media Composer on Mac
Step 1: Download and install the Mac MTS/M2TS Converter on your Mac; Launch it to import the NEX-6 MTS/M2TS files for transcoding.
Step 2: Select Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov) as output format via hitting the Format bar.
Step 3: You’d better click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps for easy editing to get the best quality for editing and playing on Mac OS X.
Step 4: Click the Convert button to start to convert Sony NEX-6 MTS to DNxHD on Mac.
Tip: Join several MTS/M2TS files together via checking the “Merge into one” box before the conversin.
When the conversion ends, you can smoothly import Sony NEX-6 60p footage to Avid MC after you locate the output DNxHD .mov video.
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