Sony's HDR-SR11 Handycam Camcorder has everything you need for a superior video and photo experience. Its Face Detection technology, made possible by the ClearVid CMOS sensor (with Exmor technology) and BIONZ image processor, helps make sure people look their best in videos and photos. The Sony HDR-SR11 hard drive camcorder is based on AVCHD technology and feature full 1920 x 1080 high-definition recording for outstanding clarity and detail. And, because the Sony HDR SR11 is based on the industry-standard MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video codec, the camcorder enters the market compatible with many third-party editing suites.
The Features of Sony Handycam HDR-SR11 Camcorder:
* Record video to 60 GB hard disk drive or Memory Stick media
* 1920 x 1080 at 1080i Full HD video resolution; 10.2-megapixel still image capture
* 3.2-inch wide touch panel Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921k pixels)
* Switchable HD/SD Format Recording
* x.v.Color captures and displays lifelike color
* Dolby Digital 5.1-channel recording
The Good and Bad of Sony Handycam HDR-SR11 Camcorder:
The good: Excellent video and performance; impressive still photos for a camcorder; adequate manual controls; nice CAM CTL dial; docking station included;Face Detection technology for video
The bad: No wind filter; doesn't include mini HDMI cable; Software that ships with camera is almost useless. No ability to edit at all and hence the camera is almost useless too
The bottom line: Sony's Handycam HDR-SR11 and SR12 60GB hard-drive-based AVCHD camcorders deliver top notch performance and image quality.
Transfer & Edit & Join Sony HDR-SR11 AVCHD videos:
For Windows users:
Install the Picture Motion Browser (PMB) from the bundled CD in box, and connect Sony HDR-SR11 to PC via USB cable. Use Sony PMB to download HD .mts videos from camcorder to PC.
For Mac users:
The Sony HDR-SR11 has a USB 2 connection. The G4 Powerbook need to be a model with a USB 2 socket - which was included with 1.33MHz models upwards - then you can plug the cable in, open iMovie 8 or later version and import your video. If you are still using iMovie 6 or 7, unfortunately you can not import your AVCHD MTS video from Sony HDR-SR11 to it, you need a Mac Sony HDR-SR11 MTS Converter to help you convert AVCHD MTS files to MOV for your old iMovie version. Mac Sony HDR-SR11 MTS Converter can also help you remove interlaces from the MTS/M2TS files, merge/join MTS/M2TS files into only one. And it can also help you to convert Sony HDR-SR11 MTS files to suitable formats for editing in Avid, FCP, FCE with high quality.