The Sony HXR-NX3 NXCAM Professional Handheld Camcorder features a 3-chip Exmor sensor with Full HD 1920×1080 resolution, Sony G lens with 20x optical zoom range, and a 40x Clear Image Zoom for 35mm equivalent focal lengths up to 1152mm. The Sony HXR-NX3 records video using the AVCHD 2.0 format, with framerates up to 60p for recording smooth motion. 60i and 24p modes are also available. You can also record in the DV format, letting you fit the camcorder into existing DV workflows.

As far as we know, the reason behind that you can’t successfully transfer AVCHD footages on 1080 60p/50p format to Final Cut Pro is limited by the FCP itself. Currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in FCP 6/7 even the latest FCP X. These 60p AVCHD clips have to be converted to ProRes MOV, the most compatible format for Final Cut Pro. Obviously, we need to get some help from an AVCHD Converter.

Here we recommend UFUWare AVCHD Converter for Mac. It supports converting all Sony 1080 60p/50p AVCHD files to Apple ProRes, so that you can easily import the AVCHD raw footage to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6/7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. Besides, more output formats like AIC for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc are also supported.

Convert Sony HXR-NX3 AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP X on Mac

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Step 1. Load Sony HXR-NX3 AVCHD files.

Install and launch the UFUWare AVCHD Converter as the Sony HXR-NX3 AVCHD to FCP X Converter for Mac, and then click the “Add Video” button to import AVCHD files from your Sony HXR-NX3 Camcorder.

Sony HXR-NX3 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-NX3 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-NX3 AVCHD to Apple ProRes.

Click the “Convert” button to convert Sony HXR-NX3 AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP X editing 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-NX3 into FCP X and start editing natively.