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Best Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac-Import HDR-XR550V 1080/60p to iMovie/iDVD
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  • Featured with a massive 240GB internal hard disk drive, 1080p HD video recording, 12-megapixel still image capturing, “Exmor R” CMOS sensor, and wide angle Sony G Lens with 10* optical zoom, HDR-XR550V is crowned as the best hard drive camcorder in Sony at the moment. Capable of 1080/60p playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV, Sony HDR-XR550V provides stunning clarity and incredibly detailed playback of your memory.
    The marvelous experience with Sony HDR-XR550V has been proceeding until you want to edit the precious memories or create your own masterpieces. It’s a pity that Sony Vegas only functions with Sony HDR workflows on Windows platform. As a result, Mac users constantly edit the HD videos in iMovie, and burn into DVDs with iDVD. Though some of the Sony HDR-XR550V videos could be loaded to iMovie, videos recorded in 1080/60p for HDTV playback via HDMI are still not able to be recognized by iMovie ‘8 and iMovie ‘9. A third party software is required to transcode the original footages to iMovie compatible format.
  • What is the best solution?
    Brorsoft Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac is a brilliant HDR-XR550V to iMovie Converter which can make all the Sony HDR series AVCHD footages editable in iMovie. Evidently, it also supports 1080/60p HDR-XR550V .mts files and converting the videos to iMovie compatible format.
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  • More information about Sony HDR converter for Mac
  • The converter can convert any AVCHD/MTS video at high processing speed.
    Basic video editing functions and flexible operations are available.
    The perfect video and audio synchronization is in high quality.
    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.
  • The step-by-step tutorial below make you clear about how to convert Sony HDR-XR550V 1080/60p .mts videos to H.264 .mov for iMovie and then burn a DVD disc with iDVD on.
  • Step1. Load Sony HDR-XR550V videos to the program
    Transfer the AVCHD files from Sony HDR-XR550V’s massive 240GB hard disk drive (HDD) to Apple hard drive disk, and run Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac as your first choice for importing HDR-XR550V 1080/60p to iMovie. Click the "Add" button on the top tool bar to load the .mts videos or drag them directly into the program.
  • Step2. Select H.264 MOV as the output format
    Hit the "Format" pop-down menu, and navigate to “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas “ section. Choose “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)” as the output format. Without specifying the settings, the program will transcode 1080/60p .mts videos to 1080/30p MOV in H.264 codec automatically. Plus, click the “Export To” button to specify the destination folder so as to find the output videos easily.
  • Step3. Convert Sony HDR-XR550V videos to iMovie MOV with Brorsfot HDR-XR550V AVCHD Converter for Mac
    Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion will need several minutes. After that, the H.264 .mov files are ready for iMovie importing.
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  • Step4. Import the imported MOV to iMovie
    After the conversion, create a project in iMovie and import videos for editing. You can trim video & audio clips, add captions & titles, add narration & transitions, and create scrolling credits for the end of the movie. Plus, When adding chapter markers for iDVD to create scene selection menus, choose iMovie > Preferences > General, and making sure "Show Advanced Tools" is selected.
  • Step5. Load iMovie videos to iDVD
    Share the movies with iDVD, and burn to a DVD. Compared to iMovie 06, iMovie '08'09 have lots of changes - without drop down option for importing iMovie Projects to iDVD. But, this function is still available.
    1. Share your iMovie Project to "Media Browser", which will be saved as an iMovie Project file.
    2. Open iDVD, and create a new iDVD project.
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  • 3. Find your iMovie project and directly drag and drop to iDVD project. Then you could either choose to edit your project in iDVD or directly burn it to a DVD disc
  • Tips: The standard specifications for DVD disc movies in NTSC mode: 720x480 for frame size and 29.97fps for frame rate. iDVD will burn a standard DVD and the image quality will be poorer comparing to the original HDR-XR550V1080p HD video.
  • Brorsoft Sony AVCHD 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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