The ultra-compact, stylishly-designed Sony HDR-SR5 Camcorder boosts an impressive 40GB built-in hard disk drive, it lets you record amazing HD pictures and Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound for an incredible 15 hours (in LP mode). The Sony HDR SR5 model uses the AVCHD format to capture HD 1080 images for incredible detail and vibrant colours. To make life easier, capture both video and still digital imagery at the same time without switching modes, in Dual Record Mode function. With the HDR-SR5 Handycam camcorder in hand, capturing life's precious moments is simple.
Sony HDR-SR5 Camcorder Features:
- Record high-definition (AVCHD) video directly to a 40GB HDD
- 1/3-inch ClearVid CMOS sensor for high-quality HD or SD images
- 2.7-inch widescreen hybrid touch-panel Clear Photo LCD Plus display
- Professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
- Easy one-touch disc burn; Handycam Station included-
- Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound
- User-friendly interface, High-quality, 4-megapixel still images
The Good and Bad of Sony HDR-SR5 Camcorder:
The Good: Great sound, battery life also excellent, great picture quality, easy and compact, bundled dock
The Bad: No eye level viewfinder, just on bundled dock, weak zooming speed, annoying touch screen interface, image quality
Sony HDR-SR5 Camcorder - Connect HDR-SR5 to HD TV
There’s a growing range of exciting possibilities for enjoying your HD pictures at home. The HDR SR5 connects directly to any HD TV via a mini-HDMI cable (optional) for fantastic results in your living room. Alternatively, AVCHD discs can be burned using a PC for playback on Playstation 3 or an AVCHD-compatible Blu-ray player.
Sony HDR-SR5 Camcorder Video FAQ:
1. How to Transfer & Edit Sony HDR-SR5 AVCHD videos on Windows:
Install the Picture Motion Browser (PMB) from the bundled CD in box, and connect Sony HDR-SR5 to PC via USB cable. Use Sony PMB to edit your video by trimming, merging, etc. After editing, use PMB to download HD .mts videos from camcorder to PC for any use.
2. How to Transfer & Edit Sony HDR-SR5 AVCHD videos on Mac:
You can capture and transfer Sony HDR-SR5 MTS videos to iMac/MacBook Pro via iMovie 8 or 9 after connecting camera to computer with USB cable. However, you may face problem when trying to log and transfer AVCHD videos from Sony HDR-SR5 to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 or Final Cut Pro (FCP) 5. After transferring HD .mts videos from camera to computer hard drive, just run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the Mac Sony HDR-SR5 MTS converter to deinterlace .mts videos and convert .mts to .mov for FCE and FCP, if you want to edit HD videos.
3. What the steps to import video from Sony HDR-SR5 into iMovie '08?
Step 1: Launch iMovie 08, connect a USB cable from the camcorder to your Mac.
Step 2: Turn your camcorder ON, from the camcorder, select the first COMPUTER or PC option.
Step 3: Wait about 20 SECONDS for the camcorder to mount and to be detected by iMovie 08. Generally the Imovie 08 "IMPORT WINDOW" will open.
Step 4: From the Import Window, select the "MANUAL" import option.
4. Unable to play videos copied from the Sony HDR-SR5 camcorder to the computer using Windows Media Player or the Apple QuickTime program, why?
The playback error occurs because the camcorder records video in an AVCHD format. When AVCHD video is simply copied manually to a computer the file is saved as an .M2TS or .MTS file format that Windows Media Player or other third-party software may not support. Instead of manually copying the file to the computer, use the supplied Picture Motion Browser (PMB) to playback the video on the computer. So if you want to solve any problem about not supporting AVCHD, MTS, M2TS format, please use Aunsoft Sony MTS/M2TS Converter to help you out.