How to import Sony DSC-TF1 AVI files into Mac FCP/iMovie/FCE

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How to import Sony DSC-TF1 AVI files into Mac FCP/iMovie/FCE

Postby jacknjchn » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:31 am

Summary: The easy workaround to get Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 AVI footage compatible with Mac FCP, iMovie or FCE is to transcode AVI to the Mac editors' native codecs.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 is an all-action slim-line digital compact camera that boasts a number of interesting features, The TFI offers a 16.1 megapixel Super HAD CCD sensor, 4x optical zoom lens, Optical SteadyShot, 720p HD video, 2.7 inch LCD screen, Beauty Effect mode, 360° Sweep Panorama, and an Advanced Flash. On top of that it’s also water, freeze, dust and shock proof.

It lets you shoot gorgeous HD videos so you can relive every ounce of the action in glorious high definition (records in 29-minute segments). In 720p AVI movie mode, you can record 1280 x 720 HD movies at 30 fps for high-quality clips perfect for viewing and editing on your Mac or PC, or uploading to sites like Facebook and YouTube.

The users can take this tough camera on every adventure, in all sorts of weather, without a worry. Once captured the videos via Cyber-shot TF1, most of them want to edit Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 AVI videos on Mac in FCP, FCE or iMovie. However, it is difficult for Mac editing tools to support AVI files. So the best method to solve the importing problems is to convert TF1 AVI footage to supported video formats for editing tools, such as Apple ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie/FCE.

Required Program:

Brorsoft AVI Converter Mac is preset various output formats for Mac users to edit and play, for example, FCP, FCE, iMovie, Adobe, Avid, MOV, MP4, MO4.etc.

Free Download Brorsoft AVI Converter Mac

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How to Convert Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 AVI videos for Mac

1. Load original AVI files to the Converter

Install the Converter, launch it. Drag and drop the AVI files to the Converter, you can also click “Add” button to import video clips to the app.

Tip: If you wanna combine TF1 AVI files into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.


2. Select output format

Hit the "Format" bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format on the drop-down menu if you want to edit the videos in FCP. Just choose the output format you want in the “Format” column.


Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.


3. Convert Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TF1 AVI videos on Mac

Tap "Convert" button to start conversion on Mac OS X.

You can check the conversion process in the Window. After the conversion, run the edit tools to import the transcoded AVI videos from Sony DSC-TF1 on Mac. Or play the converted AVI videos on your Mac and portable devices.

Useful Tips:
1. Double click the selected file and you can have a preview of the imported file on the viewer.
2. Right click the imported file, you will find many functions including "Rename", "Split" and so on.
3. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported

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Re: How to import Sony DSC-TF1 AVI files into Mac FCP/iMovie

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:14 am

Summmary: Follow this tutorial to learn the Canon XA10 Workflow to FCP, iMovie, FCE by converting 1080p AVCHD MTS files to a Mac most compatible format.

The new ultra compact XA10 Professional Camcorder is designed for situations where mobility is critical while shooting. This feature-rich, professional model records Full HD 1080p using an AVCHD codec; however, the output videos in AVCHD(a highly compressed format) are rather difficult to handle. And the video editing software like iMovie, FCE, FCP can't support Canon XA10 MTS videos on Mac OS X perfectly.

Q1: How to import video from Canon XA10 to FCP (X)

“I have a ton of footage a client brought in that was shot on a Canon XA10 HD camcorder. They are .MTS files. I don't see any timecode on them. I need to get them into FCP X to edit with. Everything goes south when I try to import into FCP X, however. The software does not recognize the camera. If I pull out the SD card and try importing from there, the card will be immediately recognized on the desktop, but FCP X does not see it and will not import it.”

Q2: Canon XA10 Compatibility with iMovie

“I am wondering if iMovie supports Canon XA10? The xa10 isn't listed on the iMovie support list but the list hasn't been updated since early January. I've also heard that many cameras are not listed for whatever reason though they work in iMovie. So.. what's the chance of the xa10 working? Also, does AVCHD codec harder to work with on a Mac? I've its annoying to use...”

You may got know that the latest version of these Mac applications, Final Cut Pro, iMoive, Final Cut Express tends to support AVCHD videos, but we have to accept the truth that AVCHD, a highly compressed format is not ideal for editing. More than one problem has been occurred during the importing & editing process like the slow rendering, program crashed, can't recognize the camera...

In order to import and edit Canon XA10 MTS files in FCP/iMovie/FCE without crashing problem and avoid rendering, you'd better transfer the Canon XA10 AVCHD footages to FCP, or iMovie/FCE native format. Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac can help you achieve the goal smoothly. It can aid you to change AVCHD (*.MTS) files to standard Apple ProRes for FCP 6/7/X, Apple InterMediate Code(AIC) for iMovie/FCE, DNxHD mov for Avid Media Composer without losing any quality. In fact, it's an all-in-one converter for fast transcoding, deinterlacing AVCHD MTS footage from Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Sony full HD camcorder/cameras on Mac OS X(Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion/Mavericks) that makes the MTS editing work much easier with Non-Linear System.

Transcoding Canon XA10 MTS recordings to FCP/iMovie/FCE

Step 1: Install and Launch the MTS Converter for FCP/iMovie on your Mac and load your .mts/.m2ts files to it.


Step 2: Click on the Format box and select a proper format in dropdown-list.

You are advised to choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” format for Final Cut Pro.


And iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) is the best format for editing Canon XA10 MTS in iMovie 8/9/11 or FCE.


Step 3: For editing XA10 1080p AVCHD in Final Cut Pro, iMovie smoothly, the best Frame Rate is 30fps, so we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as Frame Rate on the Profile Settings.


Step 4: Click the Convert button on the main interface to start the Canon XA10 to FCP/iMovie/FCE conversion. Once the process is at 100%, then the converted video is ready for importing and editing on Mac OS X.

Tips on AVCHD Converter for FCP/iMovie:

1. Joining files: Tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
3. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
4. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.

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