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Old May 05, 2011, 05:33 AM
jessie3026 jessie3026 is offline
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Default Convert AVCHD Files to AIC FCE-Import Sony CX700 MTS to Final Cut Express

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Convert AVCHD Files to AIC FCE-Import Sony CX700 MTS to Final Cut Express

Sony HDR-CX700V offers Full HD 60p and 28Mbps recording, as well as a traditional 60i record mode. If you use Sony HDR- CX700V recording 1080/60p 28Mbps AVCHD .mts files. You may want to make some basic editing/playing like edit on editing software, merge, split/cut, or add background music, or play on Quicktime Media Player, WD TV, Apple TV, DUNE HD Player, iPad , Android phone , at the same time retain its original 1080/60p 28Mbps video quality at best with Dolby Digital stereo audio.

For edit Sony CX700 1080/60p AVCHD footages on Mac, you will use Final Cut Express, iMovie. But when you log & transfer and import the CX700 1080/60p .mts, you may face incompatibility with Mac programs. It is really a distracting and annoying thing for Mac users.

To solve these problems, I recommend a professional program named Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac. This professional Final Mate for Mac can join, split and convert Sony AVCHD footages to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for streaming to Final Cut Express/iMovie . No doubt, Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), one of the codec in less compression and higher data rate/higher quality files will guarantee the high quality of editing on FCE 4 and iMovie without rendering.

Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import, merge and convert Sony HDR-CX700 MTS to AIC for Final Cut Express on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Capture videos from camcorder or local machine.
Run Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac, connect Sony HDR-CX700 AVCHD camcorder to Mac via USB cable. You will face the pop-up message asking you to use camcorder wizard or not. Follow the wizard to import the .mts files without looking into the camcorder folders.
To load video from local machine, just go to the Resource tab and add folder path.

Step 2. Merge Sony HDR-CX700 AVCHD files into one for converison.
Soon after the files are imported, select the files, drag and drop the clips to the movie tab as a single movie for conversion.

Step 3. Convert Sony CX700 MTS files to AIC MOV.
Click the Export button and go to the Export into Editor. Go to QuickTime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) for Final Cut Express. Click OK to start joining and converting MTS files to AIC MOV for Final Cut Express.

When the steps are done, you can log and import the AIC MOV to FCE 4 for editing.

1. If you want export to join/merge or split/cut Sony CX700 MTS without re-encoding, you can create a movie for Lossless Output.

2. In fact, the Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) will not cause much image quality loss like someone feared. The transcoded video looks quite acceptable in iMovie as well as Final Cut. It’s sure quite a good day to edit. But there is one big draw back unavoidably. When you transcode into Apple's intermediate Codec, the AVCHD size become even bigger. Much bigger. And accordingly it will take much more spaces of you Mac. Take iMovie 8 for example, the transcoded AVCHD video will actually take up about ten times more space than it normally would on your camcorder. A 2-minute, 200MB AVCHD file can take up as much as 2GB when transcoded to AIC.

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Old May 22, 2011, 01:17 AM
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Fix H.264 problem on Mac-Play Canon EOS Rebel T3 Movie on QuickTime
Mac EOS H.264 movie converter-1100D HD video to iMovie/QuickTime

As one of the Digital SDL (DSLR) cameras from Canon, the EOS Rebel T3 / EOS 1100D provides outstanding still image and HD videos for the beginners. Compared to Rebel T3i / EOS 600D, and even Rebel T2i / EOS 550D, the price for Rebel T3 / EOS 1100D is much lower. But you would find it a huge value for the money to get clear, crisp true color.

If your Mac computer does not support playing or editing the raw H.264 .mov clips from Canon EOS Rebel T3 / EOS 1100D, you may try to download the x264 QuickTime codec for mac, to see if it would then work perfectly on Mac. Otherwise, you will need to make the H.264 MOV to Mac compatible for iMovie. Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is the recommended EOS H.264 movie converter on Mac OS X like 10.5 Leopard with PowerPC/Intel and 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Below is the fast guide for you with the simple operation to play Canon EOS Rebel T3 movies on QuickTime, edit EOS videos on iMovie and even FCP.

Step 1. Download EOS movies to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Connect Canon EOS camera to iMac, click the Add button on the Mac EOS video converter to browse the .mov clips. You may also drag and drop the .mov files from Finder to the application UI.

Step 2. Choose MOV format for Mac.
There are different profiles for you to choose according to your usage.
- To play EOS 1100D movies on QuickTime Player, you can choose Common Video > MOV - QuickTime(*.mov) with MPEG-4 as video codec for output.
- To import EOS Rebel T3 HD videos to iMovie, just choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).
- If you have installed Final Cut, you may also choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for highest quality video editing.

To get 1080p MOV, just click the Settings button and choose 1920x1080 as video resolution.

Step 3. Convert H.264 MOV to Mac compatible format.
Click the convert button below the preview window, the H.264 MOV to MPEG-4 MOV, AIC MOV or Apple ProRes MOV will start right away.

Hope you find the best way to fix H.264 problem on Mac, and enjoy the HD videos from Canon EOS 1100D.

If you have AVCHD camcorders like Panasonic TM700/HS700/SD700, TM900 and Sony CX700, you can use Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac to manage AVCHD files on Mac Leopard and Snow Leopard with Intel processor.

More Article About Canon Camcorder:
Convert Canon EOS 60D to FCP/FCP 7
Convert Canon 500D/T1i to AIC MOV for iMovie 8
Convert/transfer Canon 450d/XSi for FCP/FCP7
Import Canon Rebel T3i to ProRes for Final Cut Pro
Convert Canon 600D MOV to Quicktime MOV for iMovie
Convert Canon EOS 550D for Adobe Premiere Elements
Convert Canon EOS 5D Mark II to Windows Movie Maker

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Old Aug 16, 2012, 01:02 AM
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The Pavtube MTS Converter is a specific AVCHD video encoder app for converting AVCHD footage to portable devices and video editing software. It works with .mts and .m2ts files from all of Panasonic, Sony, Canon, JVC cameras and high-definition camcorders. The software is available for both Windows and Mac.

Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac not only converts AVCHD contents to AVI, MOV, MP4, MKV and other common video formats, but also includes full Apple codec pack for you to convert MTS to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro post-production and convert MTS to AIC for importimg AVCHD video to iMovie and Final Cut Express.

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Old Oct 15, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Are you troubled with how to play Panasonic MTS files on QuickTime for Mac?
Do you want to convert Panasonic MTS files to MOV for playing the recorded videos on Mac?
If you still haven’t found effective ways to resolve these problems, I can recommend a wonderful tool for you-Panasonic MTS to MOV Mac.

Panasonic MTS to MOV Mac is a professional tool for converting Panasonic MTS to MOV on Mac. Mac Panasonic MTS to MOV are designed for Mac users to easily and fast convert the recorded .mts or .m2ts files to MOV on Mac. Then, you can play recorded Panasonic videos on QuickTime for Mac.

How to convert Panasonic MTS to MOV for playing on QuickTime for Mac OS?

Step1. Free download Panasonic MTS to MOV Mac and run it.

Intel version OR PowerPC version

Click “Add Files” to load Panasonic MTS videos from your Mac to Mac Panasonic MTS to MOV.

Convert video formats on Mac OS X

Step2. Choose output format

In the drop down list of “Profile”, choose QuickTime MOV as the output format

Step3. Convert Panasonic MTS to MOV on Mac

Press “Convert” button to convert MTS video to QuickTime MOV for Mac.
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Old Apr 20, 2013, 05:43 AM
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Default Transcode AVCHD video footages to MOV with prores codec for FCP HD/6.0/7/X

Transcode AVCHD video footages to MOV with prores codec for FCP HD/6.0/7/X

Summary:In this post, it shows the way to Import AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X on Mac, you can transcode AVCHD video footages to MOV with prores codec.

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition), often with the file extension of mts, m2ts or mt2, is a professional digital recording format for Sony, Panasonic, Canon and more camcorders and cameras. Though Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X announced to support AVCHD video files, some AVCHD files still can not imported to Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X: AVCHD support is available only on Intel-based Macintosh computers; FCP only supports AVCHD camcorders typically connect to computers via USB 2.0, not FireWire; DVD-based AVCHD camcorders are not currently supported by Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X; Standard definition video recorded with AVCHD camcorders cannot be accessed in Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X.

In order to import all kinds of AVCHD to Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X successfully, it is better to convert AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to Apple ProRes 422 which works well with Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X.

The following article just aims to provide a step by step guide on how to convert AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to ProRes with almost no loss of video and audio quality.

1. Download Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac - the professional AVCHD to ProRes Converter, install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

2. Choose the best format for Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X, please select Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) from the "General Video" as output video format.

3. Do some adjustment as you need, such as resolution, bitrate, etc. It is ok to keep it as original.

4. Start converting AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X.

The AVCHD to Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X converter will transcode the MTS, M2T, M2TS immediately. It can help you convert MTS to ProRes, convert M2T to ProRes, and convert M2TS to ProRes. Then it is just easy to import the converted AVCHD whatever from Sony, Panasonic, Canon or JVC to Final Cut Pro HD/6.0/7/X. Here is also an article about how to import videos to final cut pro.

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