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Sony NXCAM camcorders are popular for us. The HXR-NX30 is likely the most familiar one. It is ultra-compact, palm-sized, professional and features a 26.0mm ultra wide-angle lens with 10x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 26-260mm) and a back-illuminated 1/2.88-inch type Exmor R CMOS sensor for outstanding versatility. As we all know the biggest bright spot is that the camera surpports the latest full HD formats including 1080/60p video.
It is a pity that most video editing softwares can't recognize the latest 1080/60p file, like iMovie. In fact, the Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD recordings with the codec H.264/MPEG-4 are highly compressed for saving storage space and smooth playback, but are not suitable for editing. Then is there an sulution to solve the incompatible problem? The answer is yes.
The best and easy solution is to convert Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD to iMovie favorable video format Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC). The top [b][quote] http://www.brorsoft.com/mts-converter-mac/index.html [/quote] Mac AVCHD to AIC MOV Converter[/b] is recommended here, applying which you are not only able to transcode 1080/60p AVCHD files to 1080/30p MOV files with AIC codec for your iMovie, but also capable of combining several clips into one for easy importing/editing into iMovie.
[b]Guide: Transcode Sony HXR-NX30 to iMoive AIC MOV on Mac[/b]
1. Run the top [quote] http://www.brorsoft.com/mts-converter-mac/index.html [/quote] MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, and load your MTS/M2TS files from Sony HXR-NX30 to it.
2. Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as export.
3. Click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc. 30fps bitrate(25fps for PAL), and 1920*1080 video size will be optimal settings.
4. Hit the convert button to start the [b][quote] http://www.brorsoft.com/how-to/convert-sony-hxr-nx30-avchd-to-imovie-aic-mov-mac.html [/quote] Sony NX30 60p Full HD recordings to AIC .mov[/b] conversion for iMovie on Mac OS X(Mac Mountain Lion 10.8 is included).
The conversion will need several minutes. After that, the AIC .mov files are ready for importing to iMovie for editing on Mac without rendering or any other problem.
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