December 11, 2013
Sony's new HXR-NX3 handheld HD camcorder, as the latest addition to the NXCAM line-up, is perfect for the professional videographer. Combining Sony’s exceptional imaging technology with the ability to connect seamlessly with other devices such as smart phones or tablet computers with built-in WiFi technology, the HXR-NX3 allows the camcorder to be controlled remotely. The HXR-NX3 combines leading lens, sensor and LSI technology to achieve impressive and stunning video quality. Meanwhile, its Exmor? 3CMOS Sensor system with three 1/2.8” sensors provides 1920x1080 Full HD effective pixel count.
The HXR-NX3 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. Anyway, 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. As far as we know, AVCHD MTS/M2TS/M2T footage is not fully supported by Mac non-linear editing systems like iMovie 8/9/11. Sometimes AVCHD conversion process is essential. Here introduces Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac, a professional AVCHD Converter, which can fast and easily convert NX3 AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS to iMovie, FCE, iMovie, QuickTime, Avid, etc on Mac Mavericks 10.9.1.
This tutorial is about how to convert HXR-NX3/VG1 AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS to iMovie on Mavericks 10.9.1. Let's take a look!
Step1.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. The icon on the interface is clear. Staying cursor on the icon, brief explanatory note will turn up to help you know the function. Here I suggest preview task before AVCHD 2.0 MTS to iMovie conversion to check the video and audio. Snapshoot function seems pretty good for capture MXF images when preview.
Check "Merge into one file", you can join HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 clips into one big file.
Step2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.
You can directly enter iMovie in the search bar, fast. The user-friendly NX3 AVCHD 2.0 MTS to iMovie Converter will take less than 30 seconds to select format in this step.
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 Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas, WMV (VC-1)/MPEG-2/MOV (AVC) are favorable.
Step3. Click the Settings to set audio and video profile for output AIC MOV
click the "Settings" button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
From Profile list, you can easily compare the profile of source AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS and export AIC MOV, as well as your free disc space. The triangle icons on the right are to view different task.
Before you transfer HXR-NX3/VG1 AVCHD 2.0 to iMovie, 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.
Step4. Convert AVCHD 2.0 footage to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV
Click "Conversion" icon, The HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 M2TS Converter will convert Sony HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 MTS to iMovie on Mavericks 10.9.1 at ultrafast speed. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export MOV easily. Then there will be no problem to import and edit converted AVCHD 2.0 video to iMovie.
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