Summary: To be able to make DSC-WX220 60p AVCHD video files editable on Mac iMovie, FCE or FCP X, you will need to convert DSC-WX220 AVCHD to a QuickTime format previously. This post displays the detailed steps required to transcode DSC-WX220 AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE, and encode DSC-WX220 AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP X.
The recently introduced Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220 compact camera offers consumers a variety of new ways to capture vivid images and HD videos on-the-go. The DSC-WX220 is able to shoot professional AVCHD high-quality footage in Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 at up to 60 frames per second (60p). However, if you’re planning to edit WX220 AVCHD files on Mac iMovie, FCE, and FCP X, you may face import issues one or another.
“Hi, all, I need to convert Sony DSC-WX220 AVCHD video files to MOV files for use with iMovie. I could not use the files directly from the camera, and other converters were not able to convert them to what I needed. Can anyone kindly recommend a workable Sony Cyber-shot Converter for Mac? Many thanks in advance.”
You may probably in the same situation as mentioned above. To be able to make DSC-WX220 60p AVCHD video files editable on Mac iMovie, FCE or FCP X, you will need to convert DSC-WX220 AVCHD to a QuickTime format previously. For instance, you will need to transcode DSC-WX220 AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE, and encode DSC-WX220 AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP X. To do format conversion, you can try out Video Converter for Mac utility, which works well as a Sony AVCHD Video Converter for Apple.
How to convert Sony DSC-WX220 AVCHD video files to MOV for editing on Mac iMovie, FCE and FCP X?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as a Sony DSC-WX220 AVCHD Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Choose output format for iMovie, FCE and FCP X
1) Transcode DSC-WX220 AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE:
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
2) Encode DSC-WX220 AVCHD to ProRes MOV for FCP X
Select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format for FCP X under ‘Final Cut Pro’ catalogue. The ProRes is able workable in the former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Begin DSC-WX220 AVCHD to MOV conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated MOV files for editing with iMovie, FCE or FCP X.
If you don’t want to wait for theentire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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