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Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019


Go to the Sony web site put your camera information in and you should be able to find the manual.

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Join/Combine Canon HF M300 AVCHD MTS raw footage-Stream Canon MTS to Panasonic TV for watching


Best Mac Manage MTS Converter-Cut and Join Canon HF M300 AVCHD MTS clips to Panasonic HDTV with Highest Qulity <br /> I am using Canon HF M300 to record videos and the camcorder saves AVCHD files in .mts format. The Canon VIXIA HF M300 captured 1920 x 1080 24Mbps Full HD Recording. I connect the Canon Camcorder to my Panasonic HDTV via direct USB. However, I found my shooting video of the HF M300 have some pause and interlace in the process of recording. So I need to delete much unwanted mts clips and join into one big files. So I asked for some help on some forums and was recommended to try freeware TSmuxer, TSsniper which can help me to <b>Split and Merge AVCHD MTS files</b>. But it is frustrated for Mac users because most of them can only work on Windows platform. Then one of my friend recommended to a new <b>MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 cutter/joiner software</b> for Final Mate for Mac exactly what I want - delete the unwant .mts clips and merge HF M300 1080/60p meaningful MTS files to one single MTS files without re-encoding. And I had succeed play those merged .mts files on my Panasonic TV. <br /><br />Here is the detailed guide introduces <b>how to split unwanted HF M300 record AVCHD .mts clips and join meaningful mts clips without conversion for playing on Panasonic HDTV</b> with Mac OS X Snow Leopard on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro. <br /><br />Step 1: <b>Import/Capture Canon HF M300 Camcorder AVCHD files to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.</b> <br />Free Download Final Mate for Mac as a <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Best Mac Manage MTS Converter</a></b>. When Aunsoft <b>Final Mate for Mac</b> is run, it can automatically detect and pop up a wizard for you to capture video from camcorder. The videos would be listed on the "Camcorder" tab. <br /><br />Step 2: Create a Movie for <b>cutting and joining HF M300 1080/24Mbps MTS clips</b>. <br />Click the Add movie button, and choose the" For Lossless Output", a movie about cut mts for lossless output will be created by default. Then select one or multiple mts video files you would like to split, join from the Camcorder tab and then drag and drop them to Movie tab. In this way, a Movie for no re-encoding will be created. <br /> <br />Step 3. <b>Cut off unwanted parts from raw MTS movie for store</b>. <br />From the timeline, to cut/trim the video, just play it and click the Split button when it plays to the frame you want, and then click the "Delete" button next to the <b>Split</b> button to remove the unwanted. And the Previous Frame and Next Frame buttons can help you locate each frame of the videos and cut with frame accuracy. <br /> <br />Step 4. <b>Join/combine HF M300 AVCHD MTS raw footage</b>. <br />To <b>join</b> another clip to the end of the movie, just select the file, drag and drop to the movie ID. The files will be joined into one file as output. <br /><br />Step 5. <b>Export One Big raw HF M300 MTS with no loss of quality</b>. <br />Click the Export button and you click the OK button, the Mac MTS/M2TS cutter/joiner will start merging large .mts files into one mts without conversion at the fast speed. The non-conversion process will prevent loss of quality when <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Mac joining HF M300 avchd camcorder files for storing</a></b>. <br /> <br />After a few seconds, I <b>Connect Canon Camcorder Movies to my Panasonic HDTV</b> via direct USB. Then <b><a href="http://sony-mts-converter.com/2011/06/joincombine-canon-hf-m300-avchd-mts-raw-footage-stream-canon-mts-to-panasonic-tv-for-watching/">Stream Canon HF M300 MTS to TV for watching</a></b> with family. The output mts also can store the video on your home server, NAS or external hard drive.

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Best Mac Manage MTS Converter-Watch Merged Canon HF M300 AVCHD MTS Files on Panasonic TV


Split and Join Canon HF M300 Full HD MTS to Panasonic HDTV with no loss of quality <br /> I am using Canon HF M300 to record videos and the camcorder saves AVCHD files in .mts format. The Canon VIXIA HF M300 captured 1920 x 1080 24Mbps Full HD Recording. I connect the Canon Camcorder to my Panasonic HDTV via direct USB. However, I found my shooting video of the HF M300 have some pause and interlace in the process of recording. So I need to delete much unwanted mts clips and join into one big files. So I asked for some help on some forums and was recommended to try freeware TSmuxer, TSsniper which can help me to split and merge mts files. But it is frustrated for Mac users because most of them can only work on Windows platform. Then one of my friend recommended to a new <b>MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 cutter/joiner software</b> for Final Mate for Mac exactly what I want - delete the unwant .mts clips and merge HF M300 1080/60p meaningful MTS files to one single MTS files without re-encoding. And I had succeed play those merged .mts files on my Panasonic TV. <br /><br />Here is the detailed guide introduces how to <b><a href="http://canon-videoconverter.com/2011/06/split-and-join-canon-hf-m300-full-hd-mts-to-panasonic-hdtv-with-no-loss-of-quality/">Split and Join HF M300 record AVCHD .mts clips for Watching/Playing on Panasonic HDTV</a></b> with Mac OS X Snow Leopard on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro. <br /><br />Step 1: Import/Capture Canon HF M300 Camcorder AVCHD files to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac. <br />Free Download Final Mate for Mac as a <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Best Mac Manage MTS Converter</a></b>. When Aunsoft <b>Final Mate for Mac</b> is run, it can automatically detect and pop up a wizard for you to capture video from camcorder. The videos would be listed on the "Camcorder" tab. <br /><br />Step 2: Create a Movie for <b>cutting and joining HF M300 1080/24Mbps MTS clips</b>. <br />Click the Add movie button, and choose the" For Lossless Output", a movie about cut mts for lossless output will be created by default. Then select one or multiple mts video files you would like to split, join from the Camcorder tab and then drag and drop them to Movie tab. In this way, a Movie for no re-encoding will be created. <br /> <br />Step 3. <b>Cut off unwanted parts from raw MTS movie for store</b>. <br />From the timeline, to cut/trim the video, just play it and click the Split button when it plays to the frame you want, and then click the "Delete" button next to the <b>Split</b> button to remove the unwanted. And the Previous Frame and Next Frame buttons can help you locate each frame of the videos and cut with frame accuracy. <br /> <br />Step 4. <b>Join/combine HF M300 AVCHD MTS raw footage</b>. <br />To <b>join</b> another clip to the end of the movie, just select the file, drag and drop to the movie ID. The files will be joined into one file as output. <br /><br />Step 5. <b>Export One Big raw HF M300 MTS with no loss of quality</b>. <br />Click the Export button and you click the OK button, the Mac MTS/M2TS cutter/joiner will start merging large .mts files into one mts without conversion at the fast speed. The non-conversion process will prevent loss of quality when <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Mac joining HF M300 avchd camcorder files for storing</a></b>. <br /> <br />After a few seconds, I <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Connect Canon Camcorder Movies to my Panasonic HDTV</a></b> via direct USB. Then <b>Stream Canon HF M300 MTS to TV for watching</b> with family. The output mts also can store the video on your home server, NAS or external hard drive.

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DLNA Conversion-Seamlessly Connect and Watch Droid X Videos to HDTV through DLNA


If you have a look at Motorola Droid X, you may notice the Droid X is compatible with DLNA service. DLNA, as the short term for Digital Living Network Alliance, is to make it possible to view media between PCs, mobile devices and other consumer electronics. If you have a home wired or wireless network, e.g. Wi Fi network and a DLNA-capable TV, you can stream music, movies and photos from Droid X to TV. DLNA make it an alternative method to watch Droid X videos on TV besides HDMI output with Verizon Gallery app. <br /><br />Since we may sometimes do not have DLNA PC or transfer videos from PC to Droid X, we may face the problem of putting movies to Droid X. Here the guide will include two parts: one for <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/video-converter/">DLNA Convert Movies to Droid X</a></b> and the other for <b>Streaming Movies from Droid X to HDTV</b>. <br /> <br /><b>Part I. Convert/Transfer movies to Droid X</b> <br />We need a powerful video to Droid X converter on Windows computer to make most videos compatible to Droid X. Aunsoft Video Converter is the right choice for converting TiVo, MKV, MTS, TOD, AVI to Droid X MP4. <br /><br />Step 1. Run Aunsoft Video Converter as the perfect <b>Droid X video converter</b>, and click the "Add" button to load HD videos in formats like .tivo, .ts, .mkv, .mts, .avi, .rmvb. <br /><br />Step 2. Choose Motorola Android MP4 format by clicking the "Format" option and navigating to <b>Android &gt; Motorola Droid (X) H.264 Video(*.mp4)</b>. <br /> <br />Step 3. <b>Convert HD videos to H.264 MP4 for Droid X</b> by clicking the start button under the preview window. After conversion, connect Droid X to PC via USB cable, and transfer videos to Droid X under the DCIM &gt; Camera folder. <br /><br />Part II. <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/stream_play_motorola_droid_x_videos_to_hdtv_via_dlna/">Seamlessly Stream Droid X Videos/Movies to HDTV via DLNA</a></b>. <br />The DLNA service could be used as a stand alone, or used in combination with HDMI. A home network (wired or wireless) or WiFi network shall be set up with your DLNA compatible TV and Droid X. <br /><br />Step 1. Turn on Droid X and the TV, and select DLNA application on Droid X to start sharing media files. If you get the message to turn on Wi Fi connection, just click Yes and go to the settings menu to turn on Wi-Fi. <br /><br />Step 2. From the DLNA screen, select "Share media", and select the media (Video, Music, Picture) you want to play in the "My shared media" screen. Then click OK. <br /> <br />Step 3. Wait for a few seconds for <b>Connecting Motorola Droid X to TV based on DLNA</b>, and a green DLNA logo will appear at the top of Droid X screen for <b>Sharing movies and other media files to TV</b>. <br /><br />With the steps above, you can easily <b><a href="http://canon-videoconverter.com/2011/06/dlna-conversion-seamlessly-streamwatch-droid-x-videos-to-hdtv-through-dlna/">Connect and Watch Droid X video on TV through DLNA</a></b>. Hope it helps you play around your Motorola Droid X Android phone. <br /><br /><b>You may have interest in:</b> <br /><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/put_and_play_movie_music_on_motorola_droid_x/">Put/play videos on Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/best_droid_x_video_converter_convert_avi_to_motorola_droid_x/">Convert AVI files to Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/best_droid_x_video_converter_convert_mkv_files_to_motorola_droid_x/">Convert MKV files to Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/top_droid_x_video_converter_convert_vob_to_motorola_droid_x/">Convert VOB Files to Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/convert_and_mount_videos_to_motorola_droid_x/">Mount Videos to Motorola Droid X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/stream_play_motorola_droid_x_videos_to_hdtv_via_dlna/">Stream Droid X Videos to HDTV via DLNA</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/convert_videos_to_droid_x_verizon_gallery_for_playback_on_tv_via_hdmi/">Play Droid X Gallery Video on TV via HDMI</a>. <br /><br />Do you want to know more info about 2011 new smartphones and tablets? please enter <b>Aunsoft<a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/smartphones_and_tablet/">Smartphone and Tablet Column</a></b>.

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Mac iPad 2 Blu-ray DVD Ripping Software-Rip Blu-ray to iPad 2 iOS 5


Downscale BD/DVD video to 1280x720 for iPad 2 with H.264 MP4 <br />Transfer Blu-ray DVD Movies to iPad 2-Rip/Stream Blu-ray DVD Movies to iPad 2 compatible MP4 format<br /> <br />The Apple iPad 2 has been unveiled, which is dual core, front and rear facing cameras, an all new A5 dual core CPU and a nine times more powerful GPU. With up to 10 hours battery life, 720p HD video support, 9.7 inch large screen. With such a cool tablet, you will not miss enjoying high quality Blu-ray/DVD movie for travel. But you can not play Blu-ray/DVD on iPad 2 directly. So how to let your iPad 2 become your Blu-Ray/DVD player with ease? The only way is to rip your favorite Blu-Ray/DVD movie from Blu-ray/DVD disc and then <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/imedia-converter-mac/">Convert Blu-ray/DVD movie to iPad 2 compatible MP4 format</a></b>. <br /><br />Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac as a <b>Ultimate Blu-ray/DVD to iPad 2 Ripper</b> is powerful tool to remove the AACS(up to MKBv24), BD+, region code from any BD/DVD disc and rip Blu-ray/DVD to iPad 2 720p H.264 file for enjoying. Now just follow this guide. <br /><br />It is obviously that Blu-ray/DVD movies can not play on your iPad 2, so you need first rip your Blu-ray/DVD movie from Blu-ray/DVD disc and then convert it to iPad 2 compatible format, after that, using iTunes to transfer or sync. <br /><br />Step 1: Please download for free at: <b><a href="http://membercenter.aunsoft.com/download/?s=dc7edd5bce66308e4a77b3a84b500faa&n=www.aunsoft.com/imedia-converter-mac/">iMedia Converter for Mac</a></b>, install and launch. <br /><br />Step 2: Add Blu-ray/DVD movies into this <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/imedia-converter-mac/">Mac iPad 2 Blu-ray/DVD Ripping Software</a></b>. <br />Click "BD/DVD Rom", "BD/DVD Folder" icon to load Blu-ray/DVD movies. You also can click the "IFO/ISO" button to load the .iso ,.ifo image file from your Mac computer for conversion. <br /><br />Step 3: Select subtitle for hard-burn into iPad 2 movie and audio track. <br />Click on the dropdown list of "Subtitle" and "Audio" respectively to select your needed subtitle and audio track. <br /><br />Step 4: Select iPad HD Video MP4 as output format. <br />Click the downlist menu of "Format" to select <b>iPad &gt; iPad HD Video MP4 for iPad 2</b>. For comparing H.264 MP4 and MPEG-4 MP4, you will get higher quality by choosing H.264 MP4, which is currently the best used format for the recording with its high quality and maximum compression. And choose HD H.264 MP4 can let you enjoy HD movie effect.The <b>Mac iPad 2 iMedia converter</b> will <b>Downscale BD/DVD video to 1280x720 for iPad 2 with H.264 MP4</b>. <br /> <br />Step 5. <b><a href="http://panasonic-avchd-converter.com/2011/06/downscale-bddvd-video-to-1280x720-for-ipad-2-with-h-264-mp4/">Convert BD/DVD files to iPad 2 iOS on Mac</a></b>. <br />Click the convert button under the preview window, and the <b>Mac BD/DVD to iOS 5 iPad 2 converter</b> will start converting Blu-ray/DVD Movies to iPad 2 format in 720p. <br /><br />When the conversion is done, use iTunes to <b>sync and transfer the 720p videos to iPad 2</b>. Then you can <b>Watch/Play Blu-ray/DVD Movies on iPad 2</b>. <br /><br />Tips: With this iMedia Converter for Mac software ,you also can convert and put/play TiVo, MKV, VRO, EVO ,AVI ,VOB .ect videos on iPad 2.It is a perfect combination of a Mac Blu-ray Ripper, Mac DVD Ripper and a Mac Video Converter.

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Try to use the QuickTime player, it has the neccessary codec uploaded and the MPEG4 video files are recognized.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Jul 17, 2019


Unfortunately there is no central database or system for this sort of thing.

It is possible (but extremely unlikely) that you could contact Sony customer support and tell them your concerns and supply the serial number. If the original owner registered their device it is remotely possible that Sony could contact them and inquire if the device was sold, stolen or reported missing. However not everyone registers their devices and if it was never registered this wouldn't work.

This is an extreme longshot, however, unless you are talking about a professional studio camera worth tens of thousands of dollars. It is highly doubtful that Sony would want to get involved in tracking down the legitimate owner of a standard consumer device.

Another option is to call the police department (probably where the seller is located) and inquire if that device with that serial number has been reported as stolen.

If you are buying a used item and have even the slightest doubt about it being stolen the best advice is do not buy it. Buying a stolen device is an arrestable offense (Receiving Stolen Property) and, although unlikely, you could get in trouble for it if there was an investigation or the seller got arrested subsequently.

A price that is "too good to be true" is a bad sign. Trust your gut and, even though it might be something you really want, avoid it if it seems questionable.

Sony Cameras | Answered on Jul 14, 2019

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Import and Convert Sony DSC-HX5V AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes Codec MOV for Final Cut Pro on Mac


After recording your holiday videos using for example Sony DSC-HX5V, it would be nice to make a great home movie for sharing with family & friends. Sony HX5V is able to record 60 fields-per-second videos at 1080i (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) resolution with Dolby Digital stereo audio, using AVCHD compression. <br /><br />Regarding editing camcorder footage AVCHD files from Sony HX5V, the latest FCP 7 and iMovie 11 claims to give full support for the format but many people have experiencing difficulties either with importing process or output files. <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac</a></b> is released for Mac users to better handle camcorder footage in a much easier and quicker way: <br />- Capture AVCHD MTS/M2TS files from camcorder <br />- Merge/Split in Timeline and <b>Convert to Apple ProRes codec for FCP</b> <br /><br />Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is highly recommended to Mac users who are experience enormous inconvenience with AVCHD, TOD & MOD files from HD camcorder. It helps you directly capture video footages from Sony DSC-HX5V and then <b>Convert to Prores 422 MOV or AIC MOV without rendering on FCP/iMovie</b> on Mac. <br /><br />Here is the step-by-step guide for you to <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_convert_sony_dsc-hx5v_avchd_mts_to_apple_prores_for_fcp/">Import and Convert Sony DSC-HX5V MTS to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro</a></b> on Mac OS X. <br /><br />1. Capture/Import Sony HX5V AVCHD files to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac. <br />There are two ways to import videos to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac: you can directly capture video recordings from camcorder to the program or you can browser videos from your computer. <br /><br />- Capture Sony HX5V AVCHD videos from camcorder. <br />Connect camcorder to computer via USB cable, and then launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac in Application folder. With built-in wizard, you can easily to capture mts video files from HX5V to the program. Select "Import" instead of Backup to quickly capture videos from camcorder. You can find imported videos under Camcorder tab in the main interface of Final Mate. <br /> <br />- Import Sony HX5V mts videos from computer. <br />If you have already backup all your video recordings from HX5V to your computer, you can browse your video path and the software will automatically show your AVCHD clips in Resource tab. <br /><br />2. <b>Merge Sony DSC-HX5V AVCHD files into one movie for conversion</b>. <br />Click the drop-down button of "Add Movie" icon and choose "For Conversion" to create a blank movie. <br /> <br />Once you've imported your video footage, drag and drop the video clips from Camcorder Tab (imported from your camcorder) or Resource Tab (imported from your computer) to the blank movie in Movies Tab. In this way, all video clips will be merged as one single movie for conversion. <br /> <br />3. <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Convert Sony HX5V MTS files to ProRes Codec MOV</a></b>. <br /><br />Click the Export button and choose "Export into Editor". Follow Final Cut Pro&gt; Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov) to choose export format for further editing in Final Cut Pro. Or you can also choose QuickTime Movie Format &gt; Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) for editing in FCE/iMovie. Click OK to start converting HX5V MTS files to ProRes MOV. <br /> <br />When the conversion process is done, you can directly <b><a href="http://sony-mts-converter.com/2011/06/import-and-convert-sony-dsc-hx5v-avchd-mts-to-apple-prores-codec-mov-for-final-cut-pro-on-mac-os-x/">Import the output ProRes MOV files to FCP for editing</a></b> and make your great home movies. <br /><br />You may also want to know how to <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_convert_sony_hdr-tg5v_avchd_to_apple_intermediate_codec-aic_for_fce-imovie/">convert AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec</a> for iMovie/FCE or <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_merge-join_sony_cx360v_avchd_without_conversion_for_playback_on_dune_hd_player/">merge AVCHD without re-encoding</a> to preserve original quality.

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Merge/Combine Sony CX700V 1080/60p AVCHD MTS Movies without Re-encoding/Transcoding on Mac


Merge/Combine Sony CX700V 1080/60p AVCHD MTS Movies without Re-encoding/Transcoding on Mac Computer <br /><br />As one of the hottest products from Sony Hanycam line in 2011, <b>Sony HDR-CX700V</b> offers Full HD 60p and 28Mbps recording, as well as a traditional 60i record mode. With the camcorder's 96GB of internal flash memory, you are able to record long-time high definition videos. If you have recorded videos with your new <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/review_sony_hdr_cx700v_high_definition_handycam_camcorde/">Sony HDR- X700V</a></b> for the special events like wedding receptions of your friends or relatives, birthday party of your little daughter or your holiday videos, you may want to make great home movies for enjoying high definition memories in big TV with your family & friends. So the question is how to retain its original 1080/60p 28Mbps video quality at best? <br /><br />Bundled software from Sony Picture Motion Browser may be able to help merge your video footage into one but it's only limited to windows version. If you use a Mac, <b>Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac</b> is highly recommended for dealing with camcorder footage. Actually, it's one of rare products on market that is capable of <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_merg-join_sony_cx700v_avchd_mts_without_re-encoding/">Merging AVCHD videos without any Conversion or Re-encoding</a></b>, which can preserve your original quality and enable you to enjoy your high definition memories on big TV. <br /><br />This guide introduces how to <b>Merge/Combine 1080/60p 28Mbps mts video files from Sony CX700V to one single file without transcoding on Mac computer</b> with featured product Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac nearly released by Aunsoft Studio. <br /><br />1. Capture/Import Sony CX700V AVCHD files to the program. <br />There are two ways to import CX700V mts videos to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac: you can directly capture/copy/extract MTS clips from camcorder to the program o you can browser videos from your computer. <br /><br />- Capture Sony CX700V AVCHD videos from camcorder. <br />Connect CX700V camcorder to computer via USB cable, and launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac from Application folder. With built-in wizard, you can easily to capture mts video files from CX700V to the program. Select "Import" instead of Backup to quickly capture videos from camcorder. You can find imported videos under "Camcorder Tab" in the main interface of Final Mate. <br /> <br />- Import AVCHD videos from computer. <br />If you have already backup all your video recordings from Sony CX700V to your computer, you can browse your video path and the software will automatically show your AVCHD clips in "Resource Tab". <br /><br />2. <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Join CX700V MTS files into one movie for lossless output</a></b> <br /><br />Click the drop-down button of "Add Movie" icon and choose "For Lossless Output" to create a blank movie. <br /> <br />Then drag and drop video clips from Camcorder Tab (imported from Sony CX700V) or Resource Tab (imported from computer) to this new movie. In this way, all your clips have been merged together as a whole complete movie for lossless output which means no re-encoding is involved. <br /> <br />3. <b><a href="http://sony-mts-converter.com/2011/06/mergecombine-sony-cx700v-108060p-avchd-mts-movies-without-re-encodingtranscoding-on-mac-computer/">Lossless output combined AVCHD movie without re-encoding</a></b> <br />Click Export button to start output your movie. You can find combined Sony CX700V MTS videos in output folder of your Mac machine without any quality loss. Plus as no decoding or re-encoding is involved, so the whole process of lossless output will be finished in only a few seconds or minutes. <br /><br />The guide can be also applied to other AVCHD, TOD, MOD camcorders from Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Canon camcorder brands. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac could be an ideal companion for you to enjoy real HD experience on TV. <br /><br />Tip: you may also interested to know how to <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_convert_sony_dsc-hx5v_avchd_mts_to_apple_prores_for_fcp/">convert Sony AVCHD files to Apple ProRes</a></b> for editing in Final Cut Pro or <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_convert_sony_hdr-tg5v_avchd_to_apple_intermediate_codec-aic_for_fce-imovie/">convert AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)</a></b> for editing in FCE/iMovie.

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AVCHD merging software-Join AVCHD MTS Videos for Playing on Plasma TV without re-encoding


Lossless Join/Merge Sony AVCHD MTS Videos to Play on 1080p Plasma TV <br /><br />If you have bought a Full 1080p Plasma TV, no matter Panasonic, Samsung , Vizio, Pioneer, or Sony, and got a Sony AVCHD camcorder like Sony HDR-TG5V, Sony HDR-TD10, Sony DSC-HX5V, Sony Alpha NEX-5, Sony NEX-VG10, Sony HDR-XR520V, Sony HDR-XR500V, etc with 1080p or 1080i AVCHD recording in 2011, you may like to connect your Sony Camcorder to Plasma TV for sharing precious videos at home, but before enjoying, you may like to join the related videos and create home movie for series. <br /><br />The windows version of PMB (Picture Motion Browser) for Sony camcorders doesn't work well, and there is rare satisfied <b><a href="http://sony-mts-converter.com/2011/06/lossless-joinmerge-sony-avchd-mts-videos-to-play-on-1080p-plasma-tv/">AVCHD merging software</a></b> on the market, after searched, I found a professional AVCHD Joiner, which can be used as <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate/">Sony MTS Joiner for Plasma TV</a></b>. With only three steps, the videos could be combined into one single file, keeping the original 16:9 aspect ratio, video format, video codec, bitrate, etc for HD playback on Plasma TV. <br /><br />Now I will show you the quick guide to <b>join Sony AVCHD videos to play on 1080p HD Plasma TV</b>. <br /><br />Step 1. Load Sony videos to Aunsoft Final Mate. <br />Connect Sony camcorder to PC with USB 2.0 cable, or use a card reader. Run Aunsoft Final Mate on Windows XP/Vista or Windows 7. Follow camcorder wizard included in Final Mate to easily capture and download AVCHD files from camcorder to the program. Or you can click on Browser button to locate your AVCHD file path and Final Mate will automatically show all Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS files in Resource Tab. <br /> <br />Step 2. <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate/">Join AVCHD files into one movie for Plasma TV</a></b>. <br />Click the Add movie button, and a movie for lossless output will be created by default. Select the files you would like to join into one file from the Camcorder tab (imported from your camcorder) or Resource Tab (imported from your computer), drag and drop to the movie. <br /><br />Step 3. <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate/">Lossless merging MTS for Plasma TV without re-encoding</a></b>. <br />Click the Export button. As there is no video for conversion, just click the OK button for lossless output. The lossless output will be finished in a few seconds or minutes. When the merging process is done, just put the videos to the Plasma HDTV SD memory card slot and enjoy the movie.

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Import MTS to Final Cut Pro X-Convert Sony PJ30V 60p MTS to H.264 MOV for Editing in FCP X


The Sony PJ30V has more compression options than your average camcorder. Most of its video is recorded using AVCHD compression, which is today's industry standard. The HDR-PJ30V has 32GB of internal flash memory and it can record Full HD video using 60p, 60i, or 24p frame rates. The PJ30V comes with the same version of Picture Motion Browser (PMB) software that shipped with the Sony HDR-CX700V, which we reviewed earlier this year. The new version of the software is nearly identical to previous versions of PMB, except version 5.5 does allow you to import and work with 60p and 24p clips (something that is essential for the HDR-PJ30V). One big downside, we noticed in terms of editing, is that the 60p clips recorded by the PJ30V don't always play nice with mac editing software. Final Cut Pro version 5.0, for example. And Now <b>Final Cut Pro X</b> is available could be Downloaded from the Mac App Store. However <b>Log and Transfer was removed</b> in the X version of Final Cut. So all Pro mts camcorder owners who use Final Cut are looking for <b>HD Camcorder MTS Converter Software</b>. <br /><br />Here is the step-by-step guide to quickly use Final Mate for Mac to <b><a href="http://sony-mts-converter.com/2011/06/import-mts-to-final-cut-pro-x-convert-sony-pj30v-60p-mts-to-h-264-mov-for-editing-in-fcp-x/">Import/Convert Sony PJ30V 1080/60p MTS to H.264 MOV for editing in FCP X</a></b> on Mac. <br /><br />Step 1. <b>Capture native MTS from Sony PJ30V to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac</b>. <br />Run Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac as the fast <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Import AVCHD MTS to Final Cut Pro X</a></b> on Mac, and drag the .mts files already backup all mts recordings from Sony PJ30V to your computer, and can browse the .mts video path and the software will automatically show your AVCHD clips in "Resource Tab". <br /><br />Step 2. <b>Create a Movie for combine and convert Sony PJ30V AVCHD MTS 1080p footage</b>. <br />Just select one or multiple video files you would like to convert and then drag and drop them to Movie tab. In this way, a Movie for conversion will be created. <br /> <br />Step3. <b>Convert MTS files to H.264 MOV for Final Cut Pro X</b>. <br />Click the Export button. Follow HD Video &gt; H.264 HD Video (*.mov) to choose output format for editing in Final Cut Pro X. You can then adjust video parameters to keep original video resolution, bitrate, framerate, etc with highest quality. The <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Mac MTS to Final Cut Pro X Conversion</a></b> will start <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">converting MTS to H.264 MOV</a></b>. <br /> <br />After the conversion, the AVCHD videos could be imported to Final Cut Pro X with 60fps highest quality. Of course, you also can choose <b>Final Cut Pro &gt; Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)</b> as output format for without rendering. ProRes is advertised codecs to result in less compression and higher data rate/higher quality files for HD editing in Final Cut Pro. <br /><br /><b>Tips:</b> The Final Mate For Mac support camcorder includes but not limited to Panasonic HDC-TM900,TM90,SD90,HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, SD60/HS60, DMC-GH2,GH1,GF2,ZS7/TZ10; Sony HDR-CX700, CX550, XR550, XR520, CX350, CX305, CX150,CX360, Alpha NEX-5,DSC-HX5V; Canon Vixia HF200, HF S100,HG10,HG20,HF R10,HF R11,HF R100.etc If you want to know more about Camcorder, please visit the <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/camera/sony.html">Camcorder column</a></b> for more information.

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Convert Sony HDR-XR550V AVCHD to Apple ProRes for FCP with AVCHD to Prores Converter


Sony Handycam HDR-XR550V records your memories and snap 12.1-megapixel photos directly to the massive 240GB hard disk drive (HDD). The shooting quality of the HDR-XR550V is impressive and naturally lives up to its flagship status and price. In line with Blu-ray formats in the market, recording is supported up to 24Mbps. High definition videos are recorded at 1920 x 1080 resolutions primarily to the in-built HDD. Picture quality was sharp and crisp, a result which was equally pleasing when viewing on a HD monitor or TV. <br /><br />Many people say Sony HDR-XR550V is the best hard drive camcorder from Sony at the moment and its excellent performance has won hearts of many customers. A lot of our customers use Sony HDR-XR550V for recording family videos, such as holiday vacation at east coast beach, your children?s birthday party or your pet?s playing video. In most cases, they want to do some basic editing and make great home movies to preserve their memories with highest quality. <br /><br />For windows users, it might be not such a problem as bundled software from Sony Picture Motion Browser is capable of basic editing and output videos to BD/DVD or upload to YouTube. But <b>How do you edit AVCHD on Mac OS X</b>? <br /><br />Final Cut Pro 6.0.1 update adds AVCHD transfer capabilities but is everything ok now? <br /><br />Apple's own Final Cut Studio 2 suite had a minor update for Final Cut Pro to version 6.0.1 which added the capability to transfer the AVCHD footage. But is everything really so promising for Mac users? I guess not. We?ve been receiving complaints and problems from our customers about their frustrating experience with AVCHD on final cut pro 6 or 7. <br /><br />Is there a simple and useful tool for Mac users to handle AVCHD for smooth editing in FCP without rendering? <br /><br />Aunsoft Studio nearly released product on Mac OSX <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac</a></b> is specifically designed for camcorder users to easy <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">handle, convert, share, playback AVCHD, TOD & MOD</a></b> high definition videos. <br /><br />In the article, I will take Sony HDR-XR550V as an example to show how to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS video footage to Apple ProRes for smooth editing in Final Cut Pro 6 & 7. <br /><br />1. Capture/Import Sony XR550V AVCHD files to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac. <br />There are two ways to import videos to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac: you can directly capture video recordings from camcorder to the program or you can browser videos from your computer. <br /><br />- Capture Sony XR550V AVCHD videos from camcorder. <br />Connect camcorder to computer via USB cable, and then launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac in Application folder. With built-in wizard, you can easily to capture mts video files from XR550V to the program. Select ?Import? instead of Backup to quickly capture videos from camcorder. You can find imported videos under Camcorder tab in the main interface of Final Mate. <br /> <br />- Import Sony XR550V mts videos from computer. <br />If you have already backup all your video recordings from XR550V to your computer, you can browse your video path and the software will automatically show your AVCHD clips in Resource tab. <br /><br />2. Merge Sony DSC-XR550V AVCHD files into one movie for conversion. <br />Click the drop-down button of ?Add Movie? icon and choose ?For Conversion? to create a blank movie. <br /><br />Once you?ve imported your video footage, drag and drop the video clips from Camcorder Tab (imported from your camcorder) or Resource Tab (imported from your computer) to the blank movie in Movies Tab. In this way, all video clips will be merged as one single movie for conversion. <br /><br />3. <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/sony_hdr-xr550v_review_-_convert_avchd_to_apple_prores_for_editing_in_fcp/">Convert Sony XR550V MTS files to ProRes MOV</a></b>. <br />Click the Export button and choose ?Export into Editor?. Follow Final Cut Pro&gt; Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov) to choose export format for further editing in Final Cut Pro. Or you can also choose QuickTime Movie Format &gt; Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) for editing in FCE/iMovie. Click OK to start converting XR550V MTS files to ProRes MOV. <br /><br />When the conversion process is done, you can directly import the output ProRes MOV files to FCP for editing without rendering and make your great home movies. <br /><br />The steps above are also applied to other AVCHD camcorders developed by Sony, Panasonic, Canon or JVC brands. <br /><br />Featured product from Aunsoft Studio Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the ideal companion for camcorder users who also use Mac machine to easy <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes</a></b> Codec. <br /><br />Tip: You may also be interested in converting <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_convert_sony_hdr-tg5v_avchd_to_apple_intermediate_codec-aic_for_fce-imovie/">AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec</a></b> for editing in iMovie or Final Cut Express or <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_merge-join_sony_cx360v_avchd_without_conversion_for_playback_on_dune_hd_player/">merge AVCHD without re-encoding</a></b> to preserve original quality.

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Transfer/Convert Sony HDR-CX150 AVCHD MTS Movie to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac


Transfer/Convert Sony HDR-CX150 AVCHD MTS Movie to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac <br /><br />Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 is listed as one of the best home movie camcorders by Lori Grunin, senior editor from CNET.com. However, people are not giving a high credit for this camcorder. Just like Lori puts it in her review for Sony CX150: "Its small size and attractive price might draw you to the Sony Handycam HDR-CX150, but this bare-bones camcorder just barely delivers on the promise of HD quality." <br /><br />For many Mac users, editing AVCHD footage on Final Cut Pro is not very pleasant with many problems & frustration, though Final Cut Pro 6.0.1 claims to give native AVCHD support. In the guide, I will share with you how to batch convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos to Apple ProRes format for smooth editing in FCP without rendering. <br /><br />Featured <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Camcorder Software for Mac OS X</a></b> - <b>Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac</b> <br />Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac, a useful camcorder software program for Mac OS X, make it easy to capture AVCHD videos from camcorder, edit in Timeline for joining/cutting/splitting MTS/M2TS files, AVCHD lossless output for HD memories on TV, export to Final Cut or iMovie with provided Apple ProRes codecs & Apple Intermediate Codec, or share the fun online. <br /><br /><b>Highlights of Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac</b> <br />- Full HD support for AVCHD, TOD, MOD camcorders <br />- Support merging/spitting AVCHD without conversion <br />- Convert camcorder footage to Apple ProRes, AIC, Avid DNxHD Codec <br /><br /><b>How to <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_convert_sony_hdr-cx150_avchd_mts_to_prores_for_editing_in_final_cut_pro/">Transfer/Convert Sony CX150 AVCHD to Apple ProRes</a> on Mac OS X</b> <br />Learn how to convert AVCHD MTS or M2TS files to Apple ProRes codec via Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac with Sony CX150 as an example in the guide. <br /><br />Step 1. Import AVCHD MTS from CX150 to program. <br />There are two ways to import AVCHD videos to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac. <br /><br />- Capture AVCHD videos from CX150 camcorder <br /><br />If you choose to import videos directly from camcorder to the program, first of all, please turn on Sony CX150 and connect it to your Mac via USB cable. Launch Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac and follow camcorder wizard to import videos to the program. Imported Sony mts files will be shown on Camcorder Tab of the program. <br /> <br />- Import AVCHD videos from computer <br /><br />If you have already transferred video footage from camcorder to your computer, you can browse the file path through "Add" icon. Then all AVCHD videos in the folder will show in Resource Tab of Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac. <br /> <br />Step 2. <b>Join MTS clips into one for conversion</b>. <br />In order to join AVCHD mts clips of Sony CX150 into a complete movie, all you have to do is to <b>drag & drop AVCHD videos</b> from Camcorder Tab or Resource Tab to Movies Tab. During the process, a pop-out window will show as below: <br /> <br />Choose "Create A Single Movie" to merge Sony CX160 MTS clips into one movie. <br /><br />Step 3. <b>Convert AVCHD Movie to Apple ProRes</b>. <br />Click on Export and then choose "Export into Editor". In the panel, please follow Final Cut Pro &gt; Apple ProRes 422 to confirm your output format to <b><a href="http://sony-mts-converter.com/2011/06/transferconvert-sony-hdr-cx150-avchd-mts-movie-to-apple-prores-for-final-cut-pro/">Convert Sony CX160V AVCHD Movie to FCP ProRes format</a></b>. <br /> <br />Step 4. <b>Transfer output ProRes MOV to Final Cut Pro</b>. <br />Import exported ProRes MOV movie from Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac to Final Cut Pro and start your smooth editing without rendering. <br /><br />If you love video making on Mac OSX, Aunsoft Final Mate is highly recommended as a practical <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Camcorder Software on Mac</a></b>. <br /><br />Tip: You may also want to know how to <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_convert_sony_hdr-tg5v_avchd_to_apple_intermediate_codec-aic_for_fce-imovie/">convert AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec</a></b> for iMovie/FCE or <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/mac_merge-join_sony_cx360v_avchd_without_conversion_for_playback_on_dune_hd_player/">merge AVCHD without re-encoding</a></b> to preserve original quality. <br /><br /><b>Tags:</b> <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/tag/best-camcorder-software-for-mac-os-x/">best camcorder software for Mac OS X</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/tag/convert-mts/m2ts-to-apple-prores/">Convert MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/tag/avchd-joiner/converter-on-mac/">AVCHD Joiner/Converter on Mac</a>, <a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/tag/convert-avchd-to-apple-prores-422-hq/">Convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 HQ</a>

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AVCHD to ProRes transcoder-Convert AVCHD footage to Apple ProRes for HD editing on FCP


Solution to Import AVCHD to FCP 7 from External Hard Drive <br />Get AVCHD files 1080i and 1080p editable on FCP-Transcode MTS/M2TS to ProRes <br /> <br /><br />I have many HD videos on my external hard drive for playback on the networked media player, Popcorn Hour. The files are in .mts format from different camcorders, Canon HF R20, Lumix TZ7 and Panasonic HDC-HS700. I would like to import them to Final Cut Pro 7 to make a DVD as present. <br /><br />Even though it is said that FCP supports the AVCHD files from the AVCHD folder structure, I could not get it work via Log & Transfer. When looking for the solution to import <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">AVCHD to FCP from External Hard Drive</a></b>, I notice that the problem might be related to the 1080/60p files from HS700. But I could not easy identify which file for 1080i or which for 1080p now. The only solution for me now is to <b>convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 HQ for editing in FCP 7</b>. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the recommended <b>AVCHD to FCP helper on Mac</b>, and it works perfectly with my HD videos. <br /><br />Hope the below simple steps would help you <b><a href="http://sony-mts-converter.com/2011/06/get-avchd-files-1080i-and-1080p-editable-on-fcp-transcode-mtsm2ts-to-prores/">Get AVCHD files 1080i and 1080p editable on FCP</a></b>. <br /><br />Step 1. Download AVCHD files to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac. <br />Run Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac as the <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">AVCHD to ProRes transcoder</a></b>, go to the Resource tab, and click the Add file path button to browse the external hard drive. <br /><br />Step 2. Select files for conversion. <br />Select the files from the Resource tab, drag and drop to the Movie tab, to create new movie. Each movie ID would be saved as a file for output. If you want to join and merge the files, choose "Create A Single Movie". If you would like to leave the joining process to FCP, just choose "Create A Movie for Each File". <br /> <br />Step 3. Choose Apple ProRes 422 HQ for FCP 7. <br />Click the Export button, and go to the 3rd tab, then you can choose Final Cut Pro &gt; Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) as the output format for FCP 7. Set the output video size as 1920x1080. <br /> <br />Click the OK button, and the <b>AVCHD MTS/M2TS to ProRes transcoder</b> will <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">convert AVCHD footage to Apple ProRes for HD editing</a></b>. <br /><br />Wait for the conversion, and then you can <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/final-mate-mac/">Edit HD videos on FCP 7</a></b> by choosing File &gt; Import &gt; Files. <br /><br /><b>Tips:</b> <br />1. You can change the output folder for storing the ProRes 422 files. <br /><br />2. To get videos without interlacing artifacts, just tick the box for deinterlace before clicking the Export button.

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I bought a camera in Japan (Sony Cybershot DSC-WX1) and now it seems that i can't change the language from japanese to english. If i select (can't read it but with the help of the english digital guide i think i have the right menu)change language, there seems to be only one language available. -japanese- How do I solve this?

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