The new Sony HXR-NX5U camcorder is the first product of the Sony NXCAM generation, and a new category of tapeless memory camcorder, providing an ideal balance of power and performance in the digital age. Utilizing the revolutionary AVCHD format, this camcorder offers long duration recording – with dual memory slots – on affordable consumer memory cards. As it facilitates a totally IT-based workflow, the HXR-NX5U has the potential to profoundly change the way content is created. Simultaneous hybrid recording is available in HD and SD formats, using the optional HXR-FMU128 flash memory unit. In any format, breathtaking picture quality is assured with proven features such as a state-of-the-art G Lens and three Exmor CMOS sensors with a ClearVid array. Professionals expect this standard of picture quality from Sony … and accept nothing less.
Sony HXR-NX5U Highlights
* 3 1/3″ CMOS Sensors * SMPTE Time Code In/Out
* 1080i/1080p/720p AVCHD (@24Mbps) * Dual XLR Inputs
* Native 1080/24p, 720/60p * Simultaneous HD/MPEG-2 SD Capture
* Wide Angle 20x G-Lens * Built-in GPS
* Uses Memory Stick PRO Duo / SDHC Cards
* HD-SDI & HDMI Output
Although AVCHD codec is compatible with Mac editing systems and can log and transfer to FCP, FCP, iMovie for editing, I still have difficulty in importing Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD files to FCP and make further process. And I knew that FCP actually can not edit raw AVCHD files, but transcode them to its own supported codec ProRes with no loss of quality, so if there is any program can help me convert my Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD files to ProRes for FCP?
After googling Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD to ProRes converter, I find UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac the preferred Sony HXR-NX5U to FCP ProRes converter on Mac OS X. It is a great choice to handle my family videos from Sony HXR-NX5U camcorder for FCP and then publish on web.
To help those Sony HXR-NX5U users who may face the same problem like me, or want to rewrap Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD to ProRre .mov on Mac for HD editing in Final Cut Pro, I here list a few steps with the fast prores video converter.
Step 1. Load Sony HXR-NX5U videos to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Sony HXR-NX5U to FCP converter on Mac, click the “Add” button and you can browse the Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD videos for conversion.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro.
Click the “Format” option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. The Sony HXR-NX5U to ProRes 422 converter will transcode Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD to Final Cut Pro native format.
Step3. Set Size and Merge Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD files. (Optional)
Click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 from the video size drop-down box to keep the original HD resolution. Select all Sony HXR-NX5U files and click Merge, and the Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD converter will join and combine the Sony HXR-NX5U video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Sony HXR-NX5U to ProRes converter will start converting Sony HXR-NX5U AVCHD files to ProRes 422.mov for Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Studio.