Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5E is Sony's first NXCAM branded camcorder for professionals. NXCAM provides flexible media selection for professional video production with HD in AVCHD format (.mts), and SD in MPEG-2 format (.mpg). For example, there are 4 profiles for AVCHD, FX mode (1920x1080 or 1280x720, 24 Mbps*), FH mode (1920x1080 or 1280x720, 16 Mbps), HQ mode (1440x1080 or 1280x720, 9 Mbps) and LP mode (1440x1080 or 1280x720, 5 Mbps).
The HD videos are generally saved in the following folder structure: AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM > 00001.MTS, 00002.MTS and so on. It is easy to download AVCHD files from Sony HXR-NX5E to Edius 5. But you may sometimes face difficulties working in realtime or using any filters or effects or playing Sony HXR-NX5E MTS on Edius 5.
One of the solutions is to update your computer to super fast PC. For example use Quad core, fast hard disk, a graphics card for the GPU to process video stream and a 64-bit operating system such as Windows 7. If you do not have these items, the timeline playback will stutter.
Another solution is to use Canopus AVCHD2HQ converter to convert AVCHD to CanopusHQ format like AVI. If AVCHD2HQ does not work properly, e.g. exits without any error message, you may try Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter to convert Sony HXR-NX5E AVCHD to MPG for editing on Timeline of Edius 5 without choppy playback.
Below are the simple steps for converting Sony HXR-NX5E MTS to MPG for editing videos in Edius with smooth playback.
1. Free download and run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as Sony HXR-NX5E to Edius converter, and click the Add button to load AVCHD files for conversion.
2. Choose HD Video > MPEG-2 HD Video(*.mpg) as output format, and click the button on bottom-right corner to start conversion.
If you use 1080/60i or 1080/50i as recording format, you will also want to deinterlace 1080i video to progressive mode by clicking the Editor button and check the box for deinterlacing under the Effect tab. If you are using 1080/25p or 1080/30p, you do not need to deinterlace videos.