If you aren’t a professional photographer, but you really love recording every wonderful moment in the life. Sony NEX-F3 is a good choice for you. It’s price is resonable, just $598. Compared to the previous generation C3, F3 has significantly strengthened its video recording capabilities, added 1080/60i video recording and two-channel microphone.
Sony NEX-F3 shoots videos in MPEG-4 or AVCHD format, the Maximum up to 1080/60i. In most cases, we need to edit the video files that recorded by Sony NEX-F3. For mac users, Final Cut Pro is the most common. But, AVCHD format isn’t compatibled well with FCP, instead, FCP prefer Apple ProRes codec for editing. Both FCP 6/7 and FCP X. Though some FCP promise supporting AVCHD videos, it still need to take long time for rendering.
There is an easy way to import Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD footage into FCP for editing. That’s, converting AVCHD to ProRes in advance. We need a third party tool. Which can help us to do it. Pavtube video converter for Mac is an ideal one. Actually, it’s specially designed for mac users to convert videos for different purposes. The most important difference with other conversion software is that, in its output profiles, there are special codecs, like Apple ProRes family for FCP, Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) for FCE/iMovie and more. Please Refer to the image.
You need know that, This Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD to ProRes converter can work on almost all mac computers, including Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8).
The operation of it also rather straightforward. Download, install, import your F3 AVCHD lites into it, Choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output. Then, just run. Up to now, you have finished what you need to do. You may have a rest, leave the computer to do the conversion.
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