With the Sony HX30V, Sony aims to bring highly desired features like high-powered zoom and very good low-light capabilities into a compact form-factor that consumers are accustomed to.
Here is the official Sony specs:
-18.2 MP “Exmor R” CMOS sensor
-20x optical zoom lens (25-500mm in 35mm format) with 40x digital “Clear Image Zoom” at full resolution
-Wi-Fi enabled for sharing content directly with compatible smartphone, PC, tablet or other devices
-"Extra High Sensitivity” technology enhances low-light shooting capabilities
-Lightning-fast AF speed of approximately 0.13 second in daylight, 0.21 seconds in low-light at 3 EV (speeds may vary based on shooting conditions)
-3.0-inch, 921k dot LCD screen
-Captures 13MP equivalent still images while shooting video via “Dual-Record”
-Full HD Movie Shooting capability (1920×1080/60p) and Optical SteadyShot Active Mode (3 way shake cancelling)
-Photo Creativity interface and 9 “Picture Effect” options for creating unique, custom-styled photos and video
-Embedded GPS functionality with newly added GPS Log Recording function
-Manufactured with “SoRPlas” – Sony recycled plastic – a durable plastic containing 99% recycled materials
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V is so amazing that many users can not help grasping it in hands all the time, they may have enjoyed taking photos and videos. However, most users may meet a problem that after shooting, it is difficult for them to imput the footages to iMovie editing. Why? It is simple because of the different format. The most compatible format for iMovie is Apple Intermediate codec(AIC)(*.mov). But as we all know, the clips format of Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30V is AVCHD. So here comes to the key problem. How can we transcode AVCHD to Apple Intermediate codec(AIC)(*.mov) for iMovie editing? I am afraid that we need to use the third party program--the best Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30V AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Tutorial for beginners: How to convert Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30V 1080p AVCHD footages to iMovie without quality loss.
Step 1: Install and run the 1080p MTS Converter for Mac you have found.
Transfer your Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30V footages to the converter. If you want, you can merge several AVCHD clips by ticking “Merge into one” box.
Step 2: Click "format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)"
Step 3: You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is better (If the original recordings are 1080 50p, pls set 25fps)
Step 4: Click convert button to start converting Sony DSC-HX30V 1080p MTS to AIC for iMovie on Mac OS X.
After Sony Cybershot DSC-HX30V AVCHD 60P conversion finished , you can click “open” to find the output file to import Sony 1080 60p AVCHD files into iMovie for editing easily.
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