Sony HDR-UX1

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by 2Cheap2Switch, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. 2Cheap2Switch macrumors member

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    Hey, I just got a new Sony HDR-UX1 for Christmas and it's an awesome camera. The only problem is, I have no idea if there is any way to transfer the video onto my powerbook. Any suggestions?
     
  2. techster85 macrumors regular

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    firewire through iMovie, and if you shoot in HD, iMovie should be able to capture the HD, which is pretty cool! Congrats on a sweet new camera!
     
  3. Moof1904 macrumors 65816

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    According to CamcorderInfo.com's review...

    It's still a challenge at the point. Quoting from http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Sony-HDR-UX1-Camcorder-Review.htm
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    Here’s the tricky part. So far, there is one and only one way to view AVCHD footage on anything but the camcorder: Sony’s in-the-box editing software (a chorus of groans rises from the audience). Yes, we know that in-the-box software is usually rudimentary at best, and malfunctioning at worst. Included in the bundle is an ACVHD player, a media import program, and the latest version of Picture Motion Browser.

    In this case, we found the whole process extremely frustrating. A PC in our office that has never given us any trouble was completely unable to read the disc after installing the software. Our Macs were rendered entirely useless, as the software can only be installed on Windows machines. Finally, another PC in the office was able to pull the footage, but by that point, we were pretty frustrated with the whole process. DVD footage is often a hassle, but nothing prepared us for this little battle.

    Here’s another problem. Though a number of software manufacturers have signed on for AVCHD, including Adobe, Avid, InterVideo, Nero, and Ulead, not single one of them has a product on the market to read it, nor have they given a date when said software will be released. Even Sony Vegas can’t play AVCHD yet (though Vegas 7 is due out soon). Without a workflow solution in place, even a mediocre one, AVCHD is a format trapped in its own media.

    This review would have been out a whole week earlier if we hadn't run into these problems, and think about the number of resources we have on hand. What is the poor average consumer to do if they owned an HDR-UX1 right now? We have no doubt that solutions are in the works from any number of sources, but we are writing in the present. The present says: "wait on it."
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Pretty much what Moof1904 said. You've got a camera that has almost zero editing support out yet.


    Lethal
     

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