Sony HDR-XR150 120GB HD Handycam Camcorder offers up 1920 x 1080i high def recording to a 120GB hard disk drive. The XR150 also allows for recording to Memory Stick Media and SD/SDHC memory cards. In addition to capturing high quality HD footage, the camera is also capable of taking 3MP stills and features 1080/60p playback via HDMI to HDTV.
XR150 produces AVCHD videos for me very well. But some users have found out that they are unable to edit XR150 AVCHD in Final Cut Express, as below.
Q1: I have acquired a HDR-XR150 and I was wondering if it will fit with final cut express. It's the only program I have and I don't have a windows... I already had a sony handycam but it was not working with mac...at all...it was awful. If I plug the camcorder in my Mac will the program find it?
Q2:I recently purchased the above mentioned camera. It seems like there is "no way" to get my clips into Final Cut Express 4. Could you please help me?
Such problem is caused by the video format.FCE cannot recognize those AVCHD MTS/M2TS Files natively. In view of this circumstance, what can we do in order to edit Sony XR150 AVCHD video in FCE without blocking? Anyone who has used FCE will know that FCE supports AIC .MOV format fully. Therefore, we can think of a way to convert AVCHD files to FCE's favorable formats first before importing them to FCE for editing. Let's skip to have a look at how to use this stunning converter to see how wonderfully it works. Only three steps are required to finish the conversion.
Step1: Import the Sony XR150 Video Files
After downloading and running the Mac MTS to FCE Converter as per the link below, click "Add File" to upload your Sony XR150 AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to the program.
Step2: Set the appropriate output video format
In order to convert MTS to AIC for using in iMovie 8/9/11, simply hit "Format" menu and follow "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".
Tips: By clicking "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for your Sony XR150 source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.
Step3: Hit the "Convert" button to kick off to Sony XR150 MTS files to AIC MOV conversion on Mac.
About Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac
This program is good at encoding AVCHD/MOD/TOD camera shootings to different formats (H.264 MOV/MTS/M2TS/M2T/MKV/AVI/MXF, etc.) for editing on more Mac editing software, i.e. encode AVCHD to ProRes for FCP, encode MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid, transcode M2TS to WMV/MOV/MPG for Premiere Pro, etc...Only need to change the step 2.
To sum up, we can rely on this multifunctional video converter to deal with the Sony XR500 AVCHD format issue with FCE by taking several steps. Just follow the guide to help you easily handle Sony HDR-XR150 footages in Final Cut Express for smoothly editing as you want.