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Conforming Sony NEX-5n footage with Cinema Tools

I just have a Sony NEX-5n camera on hand. I attempt to do the following 2 things:
1. I want to import a small section of my AVCHD footage captured by Sony NEX-5n to Final Cut Pro for editing use. For example, in an eleven minute MTS video, I just wanna retain the duration from 2:00:00 to 10:53:00, how can I do this?
2. Is there a Mac app that can convert my AVCHD files to Apple ProRes LT for conforming within Cinema Tools?

To answer it quickly…yes, Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac can work like a charm to finish the above mentioned two things. Below is how-to.

Part 1: How to trim and maintain a certain section of a Sony NEX-5n AVCHD clip?
1. Open up Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter as the best Sony NEX-5n footage converter. Load your source AVCHD clips into the program through “Add video” or “Add from folder” tab.

2. Soon after the source .MTS files are loaded, check the file that you want to trim, and click “Edit selected task” option.  

The “Video Editor” interface appears, on which you are allowed to trim your wanted section by setting Start and End time. When finished, click “OK” to confirm.


Part 2: How to transcode Sony NEX-5n .MTS to Cinema Tools Compatible ProRes 422 LT for conforming?  
1. When the procedure in Part 1 finished, back to the main interface, and click Format menu to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” as target format from “Final Cut Pro” catalogue.

2. Click “Settings” button and enter “Profile Settings” panel to custom video and audio parameters like codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, etc.

3. Click the Red Arrow icon in the right bottom corner to start recoding Sony NEX-5n AVCHD shootings to ProRes LT for conforming in Cinema Tools.

4. Once the conversion is done, press “Open” button to get the generated ProRes LT files for using within Cinema Tools.


Part 3: How To Use Cinema Tools to Conform a converted Sony NEX-5n Clip?
Open Cinema Tools, go to File > Open Clip…The "Open a clip" dialog will come up. Select your clip and click Choose.

The Cinema Tools main window will open with your clip loaded. On the right side of the window, click on the "Conform" button. A “Confirm Clip” dialog box will come up. Choose your frame rate and click "Conform" to execute. 

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