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Old May 23, 2011, 02:57 AM
jessie3026 jessie3026 is offline
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Default 2011 HD Camcorder Review:Sony HDR CX700V High Definition Handycam Camcorder

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Sony HDR CX700V High Definition Camcorder is listed as one of the most expected Camcorders from Sony handycam line since Sony CX550 is released last year. Sony CX700V features with 1920 x 1080 Full HD 60p/24p recording, 12MP still images, wide angle G lens, "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, enhanced manual controls and advanced controls.

The following is a list of pros and cons of Sony CX700V:
Sony CX700V Pros
- Wide angle which may avoid having to use a wide angle lens for many situations
- Full HD 1080/60p video recording for best quality of your memories.
- Compact and easy to use, great for people who like to walk and record a lot.
- Enhanced manual controls make video recording easy and smooth.
- 96GB of internal memory
- Expanded focus
- Multi-color peaking

Sony CX700V Cons
- Viewfinder is borderline useless. It has a micro wheel for diopter adjustment (viewfinder focus). This wheel moves anytime you open the viewfinder or move the camera. So you must use your shooting hand to manually refocus viewfinder every time you use it.
- Can’t shoot in full manual mode from exposure standpoint, i.e., can’t manually set shutter, iris, exposure all at the same time.
- 1080/60p AVCHD footage generated by CX700V is difficult to play and edit on Mac OS X

About CX700V 1080/60p AVCHD MTS footage
Although Sony CX700V provides really impressive video quality when we view in Camcorder screen, 1080/60p AVCHD MTS clips is not easy to handle on Mac without bundled software Picture Motion Browser. Based on my personal experience, “Log and Transfer” in Final Cut Pro 7 does not recognize the 1080/60p footage from Sony CX700V. It seems that if Sony wants to force us to use third party transcoding software.

How do I Import AVCHD 1080/60p footage to Final Cut Pro?
Camcorder software for Mac OS X – AunsoftFinal Mate for Mac is developed specifically for HD Camcorder users to handle AVCHD, as well as TOD, MOD video footage from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC Camcorders. One of its highlights is the ability of converting 1080/60p AVCHD MTS/M2TS footage to Apple ProRes Codec for editing in Final Cut Pro 6, FCP 7. For iMovie or Final Cut Express users, you can use Final Mate for Mac to transcode AVCHD 1080/60p, 1080/50p, 1080/60i footage to Apple Intermediate Codec for smooth editing.

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Old Jun 27, 2011, 11:35 PM
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Transfer/Convert Sony HDR-CX150 AVCHD MTS Movie to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac

Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 is listed as one of the best home movie camcorders by Lori Grunin, senior editor from However, people are not giving a high credit for this camcorder. Just like Lori puts it in her review for Sony CX150: “Its small size and attractive price might draw you to the Sony Handycam HDR-CX150, but this bare-bones camcorder just barely delivers on the promise of HD quality.”

For many Mac users, editing AVCHD footage on Final Cut Pro is not very pleasant with many problems & frustration, though Final Cut Pro 6.0.1 claims to give native AVCHD support. In the guide, I will share with you how to batch convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos to Apple ProRes format for smooth editing in FCP without rendering.

Featured Camcorder Software for Mac OS X – Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac
Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac, a useful camcorder software program for Mac OS X, make it easy to capture AVCHD videos from camcorder, edit in Timeline for joining/cutting/splitting MTS/M2TS files, AVCHD lossless output for HD memories on TV, export to Final Cut or iMovie with provided Apple ProRes codecs & Apple Intermediate Codec, or share the fun online.

Highlights of Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac
- Full HD support for AVCHD, TOD, MOD camcorders
- Support merging/spitting AVCHD without conversion
- Convert camcorder footage to Apple ProRes, AIC, Avid DNxHD Codec

How to Transfer/Convert Sony CX150 AVCHD to Apple ProRes on Mac OS X
Learn how to convert AVCHD MTS or M2TS files to Apple ProRes codec via Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac with Sony CX150 as an example in the guide.

Step 1. Import AVCHD MTS from CX150 to program.
There are two ways to import AVCHD videos to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.

- Capture AVCHD videos from CX150 camcorder

If you choose to import videos directly from camcorder to the program, first of all, please turn on Sony CX150 and connect it to your Mac via USB cable. Launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac and follow camcorder wizard to import videos to the program. Imported Sony mts files will be shown on Camcorder Tab of the program.

- Import AVCHD videos from computer

If you have already transferred video footage from camcorder to your computer, you can browse the file path through "Add" icon. Then all AVCHD videos in the folder will show in Resource Tab of Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.

Step 2. Join MTS clips into one for conversion.
In order to join AVCHD mts clips of Sony CX150 into a complete movie, all you have to do is to drag & drop AVCHD videos from Camcorder Tab or Resource Tab to Movies Tab. During the process, a pop-out window will show as below:

Choose “Create A Single Movie” to merge Sony CX160 MTS clips into one movie.

Step 3. Convert AVCHD Movie to Apple ProRes.
Click on Export and then choose “Export into Editor”. In the panel, please follow Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 to confirm your output format to Convert Sony CX160V AVCHD Movie to FCP ProRes format.

Step 4. Transfer output ProRes MOV to Final Cut Pro.
Import exported ProRes MOV movie from Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac to Final Cut Pro and start your smooth editing without rendering.

If you love video making on Mac OSX, Aunsoft Final Mate is highly recommended as a practical Camcorder Software on Mac.

Tip: You may also want to know how to convert AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie/FCE or merge AVCHD without re-encoding to preserve original quality.

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Old Jan 02, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Default 15% off the best avchd converter for mac

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