I am about to receive soon a NX3 and I would like to ask for the best workflow with footage off this camera, editing with Premiere Pro CS6 running on a mac.
Unfortunately the official workflow from Sony is based on Windows so I hope someone has gained some experience with NXCAM on a mac.
I did a bit of research already but a few concerns are still not entirely cleared:
I was wondering if I can edit directly the original media (the MTS files)? Does Premiere join spanned clips automatically when importing? There are a few quirky $20 tools out there which promise to join, transcode, to Prores, etc. Are you using them? Would you suggest transcoding to Prores first, if so, how?
Many questions up there and I hope someone can help me to figure out the best workflow.
My Mac by the way isn't the most powerfull machine, it is a Mac mini late 2012, but is running smooth when editing Prores media.
So I have a project to complete which was shot on several days and with different cameras. In between the shooting days I transferred the footage on my hard drive and reformatted the card. There are about 5 hours of footage in total, 90% of it is in AVCHD from a Sony NX3.
When transfering the footage, I always copied the entire PRIVATE folder from the card, and when importing the footage I used Adobes Media browser.
So, when I was about to edit the footage, on the bottom right of Adobe Premiere is says Conforming [media.mts] and a progessbar, which takes ages to load.
Into what format is Premiere converting my MTS files?
I can't start editing until all files are conformed, since the audio track (which is recorded seperately) is not yet conformed and doesn't display the wave form. Is there somehow a way to set a priority of the transcoding?
I dislike Premiere transcoding my files into something I don't know and how it is transcoding. Wouldn't it be better to transcode to Prores myself where I can set options?