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

Post  panasonic700 on Thu May 05, 2011 12:48 pm

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.
Tips:
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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Re: Convert AVCHD Files to AIC FCE-Import Sony CX700 MTS to Final Cut Express

Post  panasonic700 on Sun May 22, 2011 9:12 am

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.

Tips:
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.

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