Transcode Sony HDR-XR520V MTS files on Windows and Mac

Summary: This guide shows you how to import or load Sony HDR-XR520V Handycam AVCHD MTS footage to your Windows or Mac for editing easily and smoothly.

Sony HDR-XR520V Handycam employs an advanced Exmor R CMOS sensor to capture stunning, 1920 x 1080 high definition video and 12.1-megapixel still images to its internal 240 GB hard disk drive. In addition, the built-in GPS receiver helps you keep track of your current location, and even remembers where you shot your videos. 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution lets you record your memories in exceptional Sony Full High Definition quality, and the shootings are using MPEG-4 AVCHD/H.264 codec.

Looking for the ultimate HD camcorder? Sony's new HDR-XR520V just may be the solution you've been waiting for. As a powerful consumer-grade camcorder, many users may take plenty of AVCHD high quality videos with this Sony XR520V when tranvelling or during making party. So Sony HDR-XR520V AVCHD to Mac/PC importing help?

Due to the AVCHD compression, Sony XR520V recorded AVCHD video can't be supported by some professional video editing softwares, like Avid, Adobe Premiere, or Sony Vegas on Windows and FCP, iMovie, FCE, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer on Mac. Among these editing software compatibility list, we don't see support for Sony XR520V AVCHD files.

That's to say, to transfer Sony XR520V AVCHD mts files for editing on Windwos and Mac computer for editing, you should convert Sony XR520V AVCHD mts to win/mac compatible format first. Here we recommend you to take a try on Pavtube AVCHD MTS Converter (Win/Mac), which is an excellent AVCHD Converter that can help you import Sony XR520V AVCHD to Windows PC/Mac editors for editing smoothly, this software also has optimized formats for output, such as for FCP, iMovie, FCE, Sony Vegas, Avid MC etc. and supports most popular formats, like MOV, MP4, AVI,3GP, FLV, MPEG-4, MP3, etc.

Guide to convert Sony HDR-XR520V AVCHD for editing on Win and Mac

1.Download and Run the top AVCHD MTS Converter or Mac AVCHD MTS Converter load source Sony XR520V AVCHD .mts files to this Converter.

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2. Click Format column to choose the output format as you want.

For example,

  • Editing in FCP you can choose Apple prores 422 codec MOV format. 


Converting AVCHD to FCP
best supported Prores 422 codec is the best choice for your great editing experience with Sony XR520V AVCHD and Final Cut Pro. 


  • For editing in imovie and FCE, you can choose apple intermediate codec (AIC) MOV format. 

Just encode AVCHD MTS to AIC for FCE and then AVCHD is editable in Final Cut Express. Also, simple compress MTS to iMovie best code AIC and everything is OK.

  • For editing in Avid, you can pick DNxHD codec MOV format, etc. 

And Avid MC workflow with Sony XR520V AVCHD MTS footage will be smooth on Mac. 

  • For Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas on Windows PC, select "Adobe Premiere" and choose WMV/MPEG-2/MOV format.

P.S. By clicking "Settings" button to adjust video and audio parameters.

Step 3. Hit the "Convert" button to kick off to Sony XR520V AVCHD MTS to Win/Mac Conversion.

Besides, This AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter can make 1080i MTS files deinterlaced by “Edit”>>”Effect”>>”Deinterlace” option(Checked by default).

Just import your Sony XR520V AVCHD video for editing on Win or Mac wtihout any problem now.

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