The Sony Handycam HDR-XR500V is a high definition camcorder from Sony's 2009 lineup. The camcorder features full 1080p high definition video recording, 12.1-megapixel still image capture, and a built-in 120 GB hard drive to store up to 48 hours of high definition footage.Some HDR-XR500V users would like to edit their AVCHD videos in FCP/iMovie/FCE to make it much more perfect. It's a pity that when they import the HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE for editing, they met some troubles.
How to import HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE for editing without any trouble?
Here is a easy way to solve the HDR-XR500V users' troubles. First, you need Brorsoft HDR-XR500V AVCHD Converter for Mac, with which you can easily convert/merge/deinterlace HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE without any trouble. We will also show you the step-by-step guide on how to transfer HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE.
Preparation for converting/transcoding HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE:
1. Free download Brorsoft HDR-XR500V AVCHD Converter for Mac
2. System requirement: Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.5 above
Step 1: Import HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to the best HDR-XR500V AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Use USB cable to connect HDR-XR500V to Mac. Launch HDR-XR500V AVCHD Converter for Mac. Click the button for adding to import HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to the best HDR-XR500V AVCHD Converter for Mac. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert. If it is necessary, you can double click the each file to have a preview.
Tip: If you have multiple HDR-XR500V 1080p60 MTS files, you can tick the “Merge into one” box to merge the DSC-HX100V MTS into one single file for FCE so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step 2: Select an output format for FCP/iMovie/FCE and set the output folder.
If you apply FCP for editing, click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move you pointer to “Final Cut Pro”, under the sublist there are a few formats which are all compatible with Final Cut Pro. Here we choose “Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov)” as an example. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
If you apply iMovie/FCE for editing, click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie 08/09/11. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
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.
Note: You’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing in FCP/iMovie/FCE. If you wanna have a smaller file size but keep the good quality, you can change the video size to 1440*1080.
Step 4: Start converting your HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to MOV for FCP/iMovie/FCE.
Click the “Convert” button; it will convert HDR-XR500V 1080/60i AVCHD to MOV for FCP/iMovie/FCE on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
Now, you can get the output files for FCP/iMovie/FCE via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly and easily import the deinterlaced and merged HDR-XR500V AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE for editing with high quality on longer with any trouble.
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