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Which video editing programmes are compatible with Sony camcorders (VIDEO_TS). How do i solve this problems of importing SONY footage to edit it. Which Conversions software works?

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Provided you are using a decent editing programme you should not be experiencing any problems at all. However, if need be, one of the best conversion and encoding software out there is Sorenson Squeeze

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I like using ulead.

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    I like ulead software. It works great for me.

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I found a video online that helps with this problem. It might be due to your render settings. Also, some edits do in fact need rendering, some edits do not. Take a look at this video and I hope it solves your problem:

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Undeleting movie-files in Sony HDR-SR5


Are you looking for a player that could read MTS files from your AVCHD video camera on your Mac? Or still can’t figure out how to open these .mts files and edit them with editing programs like iMovie, Final Cut Express or FCP?

MTS converter for Mac is a great program that works well with various AVCHD camcorders including Sony, Cannon, Panasonic, JVC, etc; it enables you to convert AVCHD footage/video that in mts, m2ts, ts files extension to something friendly and editable. Whether you are working on Intel Mac or PowerPC Mac, or using Final Cut Pro, iMovie or other editing program, mts converter for Mac can always gives you the most satisfying result.

MTS Converter for Mac is a powerful player itself that can read almost all video/audio files smoothly. Whether you have standard video, HD video files or AVCHD video files, all of them can be imported to play and convert to other form, depending on your project. The simple yet powerful editing capacity will give you a leg up to make your project more successful.

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How to get footage from a sony handy cam on to a PC


Sony does not support older camcorders that worked with USB on XP but no longer work with either firewire or USB on Vista. The work around I've used on Vista is to only install the Sony driver which is available from http://support.sony-europe.com/dime/downloads/downloads.aspx?&f=usbdrven_vista&site=odw_en_GB You only need the Sony driver to use another programme to capture the video. FX Vidcap works well on Vista via USB. http://www.jhepple.com/video_capture_software.htm

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Import AVCHD Video to Final Cut Pro


AVCHD is a highly compressed video format and often recorded by Camcorder like JVC GZ-HM400, Sony HDR-SR10E and Canon VIXIA HFS10 etc in AVCHD (MTS, M2TS,TS) format. But, if you want to edit AVCHD in Final Cut Pro/FCP or add AVCHD footage in Final Cut. Then you need a AVCHD Converter to convert AVCHD to FCP supported formats.

Final Cut Pro is a professional non-linear editing software application and provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime compatible video format including DV, HDV,MOV, MPEG-4 etc.

AVCHD Converter for Mac is an awesome tool to convert AVCHD (MTS, M2TS,TS) to FCP formats, like DV, HDV,MOV, MPEG-4 etc. It’s specially designed for Canon, JVC, Sony, Hitachi and Panasonic camera users with easy-to-use interface and powerful functions. Owning this Mac AVCHD Converter, everyone can have "highest quality" for their home videos.
Easy Steps of Importing AVCHD video from the camcorder into FCP:
Preparaton: Plug in your camera and save MTS video on the hard drive.

Step 1 ) Add source files:
Download and run AVCHD Converter for Mac. Then open main interface and click Add Files for adding MTS files.
If you want to work with several source files at once, you need to add the first source file, then do this same sequence for sencond source, third source and so on.

Step 2) Output Settings
As you can see the main window shows up. Click Profile and you have to select your prefer output video format.
There are detailed explanations below for various features in main window.

Clip: Shrink an AVCHD video size or cut video into small clips
Edit: Crop play area, adjust video frame effects, preview the video files, etc for editing AVCHD videos
Merge: Join a couple of camera clips or merge different files into one.
Settings: Next to the pull-down menu of Profile and adjust the Resolution, Frame rate, Encoder and Bitrate of AVCHD files.
Destination: Save your converted files and next Open button to find the converted AVCHD movie files.

Step 3) Start Conversion
When you get all selections ready, press Start. The conversion process will begin.
Step4) Import converted videos to Final Cut Pro and edit AVCHD video in FCP natively.

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Not Compatible with windows problem


are you running vista?
This camcorder not compatible with vista, download the new driver from Sony

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