Sony HXR-NX30 is truly a professional performer that is compact enough to go anywhere and capture the action anytime travel light.The camera sports Sony’s “Balanced Optical SteadyShot” technology, which means both the lens and the sensor assembly are floated as a single element to minimize camera shake. The Sony HXR-NX30 offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your scene in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV, the HXR-NX30 provides stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your footage. This compact camcorder offers 60p, 30p and 24p recording options.

AVCHD is a highly efficient long-GOP codec based on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long-GOP image compression, a member of the MPEG family of codecs. As it has been established by people on many popular forums, it is not possible for FCP X to import this unsupported AVCHD format.

The simplest way to import Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD file to FCP X for editing is to rewrap Sony AVCHD files to a format that FCP X can import, typically to ProRes 422. In the following article, we will give a brief guide to convert Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD to FCP X compatible Apple Prores codec for native importing into Final Cut Pro.

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Step 1. Load Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD files.

Install and launch the UFUWare AVCHD Converter as the Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD to FCP X Converter for Mac, and then click the “Add Video” button to import AVCHD files from your Sony HXR-NX30 Camcorder.

Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD to FCP X Converter for Mac

Step 2. Select best video format for FCP X.

Click on the “Profile” option, you would see all profiles for different programs and devices. It’s recommended to choose “Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the most compatible video codec for FCP X.

Convert Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD to Apple ProRes

Tip: You are able to adjust profile preset before conversion by clicking Settings which is marked as 3 above. But it’s better to use the default profile settings because they are the most optimized for each output devices.

Step 3. Convert Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP X.

Click the “Convert” button to convert Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD to ProRes on Mac.

Once finished, you could locate the generated .MOV files by clicking “Open Folder” button and load these converted files to FCP X for further editing on Mac. Now you are able to take AVCHD files from your Sony HXR-NX30 into FCP X and start editing natively.