[Ironruby-core] Smart choice to Deinterlace/Convert HXR-NX3 1080 60i AVCHD 2.0 to ProrRe MOV for FCP

vipchen yingsoft lists at ruby-forum.com
Wed Jan 1 15:05:55 UTC 2014

Sony just released new NXCAM? HXR-NX3 Professional HD Camcorder with
Exmor? 3CMOS Image Sensors. The Exmor? 3CMOS sensor system with three
1/2.8” sensors provides 1920x1080 Full HD effective pixel count. The
HXR-NX3 camcorder records video in AVCHD 2.0 format, which includes
1080/50P/60P (*2) for smooth, natural subject motion. 50i/60i (*2) and
25p/24p (*2) modes provide playback compatibility with Blu-ray players.

However, 1080 60i AVCHD 2.0 footage is not compatible with Mac editing
systems, like FCP, iMovie, Avid, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc. Quite
a few people even successfully transfer AVCHD to ProRes MOV, they may
encounter annoying interlacing issues when view AVCHD 2.0 in FCP.
Luckily, Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac shows its power to convert and
deinterlace NX3 1080 60i AVCHD 2.0 to ProRes MOV for FCP editing. Now
this program supports the latest Mavericks 10.9.1 well.

Below is a tutorial about how to convert/deinterlace AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS
to ProRes MOV for FCP on Mavericks 10.9.1.

Step1: Import or drag & drop HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS

Click "add video" or "add folder" to load AVCHD progressive. But I found
I can drag & drop directly. In avoid of no audio in source AVCHD, I
suggest preview before conversion.

Check "Merge into one file", you can join HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 clips into
one big file.

Step 2: Select ProRes MOV as output formats for FCP editing on Mavericks

Click "format" and under the FCP menu, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 Proxy,
ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 4444 are all options for FCP
editing. You can also enter FCP in the search bar directly.

In most circumstances, 422 HQ MOV is recommended for high video quality.
If you are planning to do heavy grading or VFX work from the ProRes,
transcoding HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 M2TS to ProRes 4444 is desirable. 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), which is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings
as well.

Step3: Deinterlace HXR-NX3 60i AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS files

Deinterlacing NX3 recodings before you transcode 60i AVCHD MTS/M2TS 2.0
to FCP. Click “Editor” button and then click "Effect". Tick the checkbox
of "Deinterlacing" to deinterlace 1080 60i AVCHD 2.0 before converting.
In this way, the ProRes MOV generated from raw AVCHD 2.0 materials will
be viewed flawlessly in FCP. Here you are allowed to crop unwanted video
parts, trim video length and add some special effects. You can preview
the original AVCHD video and output MOV video simultaneously here.

You can also customize profile of ProRes MOV via click "settings" in the
main interface to reset video bitrates, video frame rate, video size,
audio channels, etc.

Step4: Convert AVCHD footage to ProRes MOV

Click "Conversion" icon, The Sony HXR-NX3 AVCHD 2.0 MTS to FCP Converter
will convert and deinterlace 1080 60i AVCHD to ProRes MOV at fast speed.
After AVCHD to ProRes conversion, you will be able to get the output
files via clicking on "Open" button and then import converted MTS/M2TS
in FCP easily and fast.

In addition, the versatile Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac can also
transcode MXF, MOV, Blu-ray, VOB, SWF, EVO, VDR, etc on Mavericks 10.9.1

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