Sometimes you took the Sony Handycam on your tourism, and you want to assemble all the clips into a movie using some editing software like iMovie, FCP, FCE on Mac back home, but you are confused how to import Sony Handycam to mac.
Many Sony fans have encountered the same problem; you can find many relative questions as follows:
Q1: What do I need to play and edit my HD videos from my Handycam on my mac. It's running OS X 10.7 and the camera has a hard disk, Sony Handycam AVCHD on mac?
Q2: I purchased a new Sony camera, the videos are crystal clear when playing on the camera, but I could not get the videos to upload to my Mac computer. Neither the iMovie nor iPhoto recognizes the AVCHD Lite videos. I could not view the video on my computer. So how to put Sony Handycam AVCHD on Mac OS X like 10.6 Snow Leopard? Update AVCHD Lite MTS Videos to Mac?
Sony HD Handycam series can record high definition 1440 x 1080 AVCHD(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), capture stand definition 1440 x 1080(MPEG-2), such as Sony Handycam HDR-XR350V, HDR-CX350V,HDR-CX300, HDR-XR200V, HDR-XR520V, HDR-FX1000, HDR-CX520V, HDR-FX7, GVH-D700, DCR-DVD850, DCR-DVD650, DCR-HC52, etc, however, theses AVCHD file isn't compatible with mac, if you want to want to play this AVCHD footage on QuickTime, edit in iMovie'11, Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Express, the most effective method is to convert Sony Handycam to mac compatible video format.
Sony Handy AVCHD converter for mac comes up first with legible interface and high conversion speed to convert Sony Handycam to mac compatible MOV video format on Mac OS X Lion, Mac 10.6, Mac Snow Leopard, Mac 10.5, and Tiger etc.
Sony Handycam to mac converter also offers powerful editing function: specify the length of AVCHD video, crop the unwanted area, set the ratio of AVCHD video from the Zoom list such as 16:9,4:3, apply special effects to your AVCHD video, of course, you can adjust the video parameters: Resolution, FrameRate, Encoder, BitRate.
After you copied Sony Handycam video files to Mac or PC, then you can launch Mac AVCHD Converter. Click "Add File" to add target AVCHD MTS video for converting.
Click the small down arrow at the very right of the "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to choose MOV, MP4,or DV as output video format for Mac iMovie, FCP, FCE, iDVD, etc.
Press "Start" button to convert selected AVCHD MTS files for Mac. When the conversion finished, you can enjoy them on Macs or PCs.