After recording your holiday videos using for example Sony DSC-HX5V, it would be nice to make a great home movie for sharing with family & friends. Sony HX5V is able to record 60 fields-per-second videos at 1080i (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) resolution with Dolby Digital stereo audio, using AVCHD compression.
Regarding editing camcorder footage AVCHD files from Sony HX5V, the latest FCP 7 and iMovie 11 claims to give full support for the format but many people have experiencing difficulties either with importing process or output files. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is released for Mac users to better handle camcorder footage in a much easier and quicker way:
- Capture AVCHD MTS/M2TS files from camcorder
- Merge/Split in Timeline and convert to Apple ProRes codec for FCP
Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is highly recommended to Mac users who are experience enormous inconvenience with AVCHD, TOD & MOD files from HD camcorder. It helps you directly capture video footages from Sony DSC-HX5V and then convert to Prores 422 MOV or AIC MOV without rendering on FCP/iMovie on Mac.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Sony DSC-HX5V MTS to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X.
1. Capture/Import Sony HX5V AVCHD files to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
There are two ways to import videos to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac: you can directly capture video recordings from camcorder to the program or you can browser videos from your computer.
- Capture Sony HX5V AVCHD videos from camcorder.
Connect camcorder to computer via USB cable, and then launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac in Application folder. With built-in wizard, you can easily to capture mts video files from HX5V to the program. Select “Import” instead of Backup to quickly capture videos from camcorder. You can find imported videos under Camcorder tab in the main interface of Final Mate.
- Import Sony HX5V mts videos from computer.
If you have already backup all your video recordings from HX5V to your computer, you can browse your video path and the software will automatically show your AVCHD clips in Resource tab.
2. Merge Sony DSC-HX5V AVCHD files into one movie for conversion.
Click the drop-down button of “Add Movie” icon and choose “For Conversion” to create a blank movie.
Once you’ve imported your video footage, drag and drop the video clips from Camcorder Tab (imported from your camcorder) or Resource Tab (imported from your computer) to the blank movie in Movies Tab. In this way, all video clips will be merged as one single movie for conversion.
Click the Export button and choose “Export into Editor”. Follow Final Cut Pro> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov) to choose export format for further editing in Final Cut Pro. Or you can also choose QuickTime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) for editing in FCE/iMovie. Click OK to start converting HX5V MTS files to ProRes MOV.
When the conversion process is done, you can directly import the output ProRes MOV files to FCP for editing and make your great home movies.