buying new camera

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by emjaycee18, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. emjaycee18 macrumors regular

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    I originally posted this in the digial photography forum, but I'm having video question; hence the repost.

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    I'm looking to buy a new camera, specifically the Sony DSCHX100V/B. I've found mixed posts as to whether or not iPhoto, iMovie, and Quicktime supports the video formats from this camera (or a lot of HD formats). Does any one know or have experience imports videos from their camera, specifically in AVCHD 60i/60p. The camera also records in MP4 / MPEG-4 AVC(H.264), I'm guessing that there definitely is support to import these formats, but the quality isn't as good.

    Any info is much appreciated.
     
  2. TheNewDude macrumors 6502a

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  3. apeden macrumors member

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    When I had my Sony HDR-FX7 I just used FCP and used Logged and Capture to do it. I had to change some of the settings for HD in order for it to work though...
     
  4. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    Don't think iMovie has native AVCHD support. It converts to Apple Intermediate Codec instead, so it will work. FCP X has native AVCHD support so no conversion should be necessary unless you want to convert to ProRes.
     
  5. emjaycee18 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm fine with having to convert the files if I'm going to edit. Will iMovie or Quicktime play the file naitvely?
     
  6. Barnzee macrumors regular

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    iMovie exports to a .mov format so you shouldn't have any issues watching after yout edit is complete.
     

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