Consumer Sony AVCHD camcorders released before 2011 could record 1080-line interlaced video only, while the prosumer HDR-AX2000 and professional HXR-NX5 cameras were capable of recording in interlaced and progressive formats. Released in March 2011, the Sony NEX-FS100 is the first professional NXCAM camcorder capable of 1080p 50/p60 recording; consumer-grade HandyCam NEX-VG20 followed in August 2011. For video compression, AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolutions. For audio compression, it supports both Dolby AC-3 (Dolby Digital) and uncompressed linear PCM audio. Stereo and multichannel surround (5.1) are both supported.
The list of Sony AVCHD camcorders includes:
Sony HXR-NX30, Sony Cyber-shot HX50V, Sony HDR-CX220, Sony HDR-CX380, Sony HXR-NX5U, Sony NEX-FS700U, Sony HXR-MC2000U, Sony HDR-PJ380, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80, Sony HDR-PJ230, Sony HDR-CX230, Sony HXR-NX70U, Sony HDR-PJ790, Sony NEX-FS100UK, Sony HDR-CX290, Sony HXR-NX30E, Sony HDR-CX430V, Sony HDR-AX2000, Sony HDR-CX220, Sony HXR-NX5P, Sony HDR-PJ790E, Sony HXR-MC1500E, Sony HDR-PJ380, Sony HDR-PJ650, Sony HDR-PJ780, Sony HDR-PJ430V, Sony HDR-PJ660E, Sony Alpha SLT-A5, Sony Alpha SLT-A57, Sony HXR-NX70E, Sony HDR-CX280E, Sony HDR-CX380E, Sony HX10V, Sony HX20V, Sony DSC-RX100, Sony HDR-TG5V, Sony HDR-TD10, Sony DSC-HX9V, HX9V-E, Sony DSC-HX5V, HX5V-E, Sony SLT-A65, Sony SLT-A77V, Sony NEX-5N, Sony NEX-7, Sony HXR-MC50E, Sony NEX-FS100. NEX-VG20, Sony Alpha NEX-5, Sony NEX-VG10, Sony HDR-XR520V, Sony HDR-XR500V, HDR-XR350V, HDR-XR160, HDR-CX700V, HDR-CX560, Sony HDR-CX550, HDR-CX350V, Sony HDR-CX150, Sony Bloggie Touch, etc.
Do you like shooting videos with Sony AVCHD camcoder or camera? When we travel or family gatherings, we often use the camera to record a lot of interesting things, this is a good way to record and share happy memories with family and friends. For playing/editing/sharing Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS recordings on Mac or Windows, you need a Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac or Windows.
With the help of this professional UFUSoft Sony AVCHD Converter (for Mac), you can easily convert Sony AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts) to any format. Like ProRes, DNxHD, DVCPRO, AIC, MOV, MP4, MPEG, WMV, DivX, 3GP, FLV, etc. to import to editing software, such as Final Cut Pro X/7/6, iMovie, FCE, Avid, After Effects, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Movie Maker etc. Other than that, you can play the converted video on portable player, such as iPad 5, iPhone 6/5s/5c, iPod, Android devices, Galaxy S4, Apple TV 3, Xbox One, etc.
How to convert Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS on computer with Sony AVCHD Video Converter?
Below is the simple guide for learning how to transcode Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS video on Mac, if you are Windows user, this guide same applies to you.
Step 1: Add Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS Video
Run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter as the best Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS Video Converter on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.
Step 2: Choose Output format
Click “Format” preset and choose a profile. For example, if you want to edit Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS video with FCP X/7/6, you can choose “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)” as best video format.
Tip: If you want to edit Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS video in iMovie and FCE, you can choose AIC MOV as output format. You can get it under “iMovie and Final Cut Express” category. For Adobe Premiere Pro (CS4, CS5, CS5.5, Cs6, CC7), you need to convert Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS to H.264 MOV, MPG format via Sony AVCHD Converter.
Step 3: Start Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS video conversion
Transcode Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS video on computer by clicking convert button. When the conversion is done. You can click “Open” button to locate the converted Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS video files. You can import the video to editing software, transfer the video to a device via USB cable.
Tip: Key Features of Sony AVCHD Converter
* Transcode Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS on Windows/Mac.
* Import Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP X/6/7, iMovie, FCE, AE, Avid, Premiere, Sony Vegas etc.
* Solve Sony 1080 60p/50p MTS/M2TS file Mac incompatibility.
* Support Apple ProRes 422/Apple ProRes 4444 codec.
* Play Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS files on Android,Windows, Apple etc. devices.
* Merge Sony MTS/M2TS videos into a single one file by one click.
* Edit Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS video files: Clip, Crop, Apply Effect, Set Output Parameter, etc.