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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V Wedding Video: Pros and Cons of AVCHD vs MP4

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V/B includes high ISO to shoot perfect videos and images indoors or in low light. With the pocket-size camera, you may like to shoot videos on the wedding ceremony or baby videos with the light-weight camera and then edit the Sony Hx5V videos on Mac for sharing on HDTV.


However, there are two main recording formats with several recording mode in Cyber-Shot DSC-HX5V, one is AVCHD format with 1920 x 1080 (59.94i, Interlace) (Approx.17Mbps) or 1440 x 1080, the other is MP4 format with 1440 x 1080 (29.97fps, Progressive) (Approx.12Mbps), 1280x720 (29.97fps, Progressive) (Approx.6Mbps) or VGA (640 x 480) (29.97fps, Progressive) (Approx.3Mbps). Understanding the pros and cons of AVCHD vs MP4 will help you decide the format for recording.


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- AVCHD is generally CPU intensive and requires a good computer condition with more memory and processor capacity for editing and storage. MP4 generally occupies less CPU, but the highly compressed AAC audio will loss quality, while the Dolby Digital AC3 audio in AVCHD is not compressed.


- Even though videos with 1440x1080 will be displayed as 1920x1080, it is recommended that you use 1920x1080 as source video resolution, as you can capture still photo when recording video.


- The AVCHD MTS/M2TS files are not supported by some old computers or software for editing, while MP4 would be a more-friendly format for most devices and software.


Thus, AVCHD is great for sharp monitors and HDTV, while MP4 for low configuration. If you would like to put Sony HX5V videos to iMovie for editing and face problem for importing the AVCHD videos, you can use Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac to convert 1080i MTS to MOV for editing in iMovie or other applications like Final Cut Pro (FCP), Final Cut Express 4 (FCE). You may then easily edit Sony HX5V video on Mac for playback on HDTV. Below is the screenshot of the Sony DSC-HX5V video to Mac converter.


Sony MTS Video MOV Mac HDTV


With the Aunsoft Video Converter, it is easy for you to edit Sony HX5V video on Mac and play videos recorded by Sony HX5V in HDTV after editing. The converter also works with MP4 videos for converting to portable devices like iPad, iPhone 4, iPod Touch with 720p.

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