The article is about how to transcode Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac OS X Lion. With its back-illuminated “Exmor R” CMOS sensor, the HDR-CX160 HD Handycam? camcorder delivers superior low-light video. Full HD 60p recording capabilities offer incredibly detailed playback of your precious memories.
The wide angle Sony G Lens lets you capture more of the action with sharp images and brilliant, accurate colors. Also equipped with 32GB embedded Flash memory, you can record and store up to 13 hours of high-definition video footage (HD LP mode). A vibrant 3.0″ touch-screen display lets you compose and view your shots while a built-in GPS receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as “tag” your shooting locations.
Many users want to edit their shootings in the AVCHD recording mode with the latest version of Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 to make a personalized home movie. Now we introduce you the best Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter which enables you to import Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac easily without any trouble.
Conditions for converting Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac OS X Lion：
1. Free Download Software: Brorsoft Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter (Free for trial version)
2. System requirement: Mac OS X Lion with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
Guide: step-by-step guide on how to convert HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac OS X Lion with Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter
Part 1: Copy and transfer Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD files to Mac.
Connect your Sony HDR-CX160 camcorder to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mts files by following the camera folder AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the .mts files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.
Part 2: Transcode Sony HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac OS X Lion.
Step 1: Import HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to the best Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter.
Launch Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter. Click the button for adding to import HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD to the best Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert.
Tip: If you have multiple MTS/M2TS video files, you can tick the “Merge into one” box to combine the multiple video files into one single file so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step 2: Choose an output format for Avid Media Composer 5.5.3.
Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move you pointer to Avid Studio> Avid DNxHD(*.mov). The Avid DNxHD .mov format is the only available format when your Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 is installed on Mac.
Step 3: Click “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. You can refer to the screen shot below.
Note: You’d better set the video frame rate as 60fps, and select the audio channels as 5.1 channel to keep the best quality for editing in Avid Media Composer 5.5.3.
Step 4: Start converting your HDR-CX160 1080/60P AVCHD MTS to Avid DNxHD MOV for AVID Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac OS X LIon.
Click the “Convert” button; it will convert/trsnscode CX160 1080/60P AVCHD MTS to AVID Media Composer 5.5.3 on Mac OS X Lion immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
When you finish the process of streaming the CX160 1080/60P AVCHD MTS to Avid DNxHD MOV, the output files for Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 can get by clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. So you can easily import Sony CX160 merged Avid DNxHD (*.mov) to Avid Media Composer 5.5.3 for editing without interruption.
1. If you wanna convert/transcode AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP for editing, you can transcode MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes (*.mov), DVCPRO HD(*.mov) or HDV(*.mov) for FCP. Obviously, the professional Brorsoft Mac Sony CX160 AVCHD Converter is your best and first choice.
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