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No Apple Intermediate Codec for Editing Sony HDR-XR350V AVCHD in Final Cut
  • Sony HDR-XR350V is a previous model which could be no longer available at your local dealing. Extra-long HD recording time, superlative picture quality and smart features make it still perfect in videographers’ heart. The movie formats recorded by Sony HDR-XR350V are AVCHD (1920 x 1080, 1440 x 1080) in High Definition and MPEG2 in Standard Definition. When importing the footages shot by the camcorder to Final Cut for editing, the application actually do not edit in native HD formats. They will transcode your videos into the Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) automatically.
  • The Apple Intermediate Codec is a video codec designed by Apple to be an intermediate format in an HDV workflow. It features high performance and quality, being less processor intensive to work with than other editing formats. Unlike native MPEG-2 based HDV - and similar to the standard-definition DV codec - AIC does not use temporal compression, enabling every frame to be decoded immediately without decoding other frames. As a result of this, AIC takes three to four times more space than HDV.
  • Though it’s a good way to edit, a defect exists unavoidably. It will take much more spaces of your Mac. Take Final Cut Pro 6 for an example, the transcoded AVCHD video will actually take up about ten times more space than it normally would on your camcorder. A 2-minute, 200MB AVCHD file can take up as much as 2GB when transcoded to AIC.
    Therefore, editing Sony HDR-XR350V AVCHD in Final Cut with other codec instead of AIC is a wise choice. Evidently, another way to edit Sony HDR-XR350V AVCHD and save more spaces on your mac hard drive is to quit Final Cut. Anyway, a reliable tool for you to transcode Sony HDR-XR350V AVCHD is indispensable.
    Brorsoft AVCHD/MTS Converter for Mac, as a professional MTS/M2TS converter, is such a program, which can not only transcode AVCHD footages to small-sized files for you, but also replace Final Cut with the built-in editing function, like trim, crop, watermark, effect filter, etc. It by no means automatically transcode into an intermediate codec as the way that iMovie or Final Cut does so that you no longer need to spend much time.
  • Further acquaintance with Brorsoft AVCHD/MTS Converter for Mac
  • The converter can convert any AVCHD/MTS video at high processing speed.
    Basic video editing functions and flexible operations are available.
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    It supports VFW codec encoding and 5.1 channel audio output
    It can play 1080p, 1080i, 720p MTS/M2TS files with multimedia players
    It’s identified as an easy-to-use AVCHD/MTS converter with user-familiar interface.
  • Quick Guide on How to convert & edit HDR-XR350V AVCHD footage with the smart HDR-XR350V Converter Program
  • Preparation: Connect Sony HDR-XR350V with your iMac/Macbook. Import AVCHD footages shot in HD mode to hard drive.Free download AVCHD/MTS Converter for Mac and setup on mac.
  • Step1: Load Sony HDR-XR350V AVCHD to AVCHD/MTS Converter for Mac
    Run AVCHD/MTS Converter for Mac. Click the "Add" button on the top tool bar to select the videos you would like to convert or edit. You can also drag them into “Add” button directly.
  • Step2: Edit the Sony HDR-XR350V AVCHD footage with Brorsoft Mac HDR-XR350V Converter
    Click the “Editor” button on the right hand of “Add”. You can do trimming, cropping, watermarking, adjusting contrast, brightness, saturation, deinterlacing(if you need) and audio replacing.
  • Step3: Select MOV as the output video format.
    In my case, .MOV is recommended to be the output format. If you want to do further editing in Final Cut, it is also a compatible format. Click the arrow of the drop-down menu as "Format" options. Move your mouse cursor to "Common Video" section for "MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)" as the output video format. Click the “Export to” button to specify your destination folder where the output file belongs to.
  • Step4: Merge Sony HDR-XR350V AVCHD files and Convert
    Merge files (optional) and convert. Before you start conversion, you can check “Merge into one file” to combine multiple AVCHD files together and output to one video.
  • Tips: Do confirmation in “settings” button when you want to put the converted file into FCP. Xvid is the right ouput codec rather than h.264.
  • Brorsoft AVCHD/MTS Converter for Mac System Requirements
    1G Hz or above PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor.
    Mac OS X (including Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, v10.5 Leopard and v10.6 Snow Leopard) on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, etc.
    512 MB physical RAM (memory) or more.
    1024*768 or higher resolution display.
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