Import Sony HDR-CX730 AVCHD clips to Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive and DaVinci Resolve


Summary: If you have problems when load Sony HDR-CX730 AVCHD clips to Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive and DaVinci Resolve on Mac OS X, just follow this article to solve.

Apart from the HDR-TD20VE, which is designed specifically for 3D, the HDR-CX730 is the top of Sony's current camcorder range. It's a Full HD camcorder with a 10x optical zoom, 17x zoom, a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor and plenty of I/O ports, as well as a powered accessory shoe. There's also an electronic viewfinder, and all this puts it up against Panasonic's range-topping HC-X900. There's one big difference; instead of the Panasonic camcorder's separate 1/4.1in sensors for red, green and blue light, the Sony camcorder has a single, large 1/2.88in sensor.

Recording features:

Sony HDR-CX730 supports full HD 1920x1080p Video Shooting ( AVCHD format ) at maximum bit rate for increased detail and clarity even in low light conditions and 50p frames rate for smooth recording.

Recording application problem:

Can the 1080 50p footages generated from Sony CX730 be recognized by Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive and DaVinci Resolve on Mac OS X? Although you are satisfied with the high video quality that Sony CX730 produced, you will be frustrated while you are trying to import Sony CX730 1080 50p AVCHD videos into Apple Aperture 3/Kdenlive/DaVinci Resolve for further editing.


In fact, AVCHD format is not supported by many editing softwares. It is not an ideal video format for editing softwares to support owing to its special codec. So if you want to import Sony HDR-CX730 1080 50p files to Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive and DaVinci Resolve for editing, you need to convert Sony CX730 AVCHD to best editing codec first, and then you can edit Sony CX730 footages in Apple Aperture 3/Kdenlive/DaVinci Resolve smoothly without rendering.

To get the work done, Pavtube Sony MTS Converter Mac is the best third party program to achieve your goal smoothly. This article will guide you through how to transcode Sony HDR-CX730 1080 50p AVCHD footage to best format for editing in Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive and DaVinci Resolve without problems. If you are a Windows user, then Sony AVCHD Converter for Windows is your best choice.

Guide: Convert Sony CX730 MTS clips to Prores/QuickTime/DNxHD MOV for Apple Aperture 3/Kdenlive/DaVinci Resolve

Step 1. Download the best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.

Install and run the Mac AVCHD Converter as the best Sony AVCHD to MOV Converter, and directly drag and drop Sony CX730 1080 50p AVCHD videos. 


Step 2. Select output video format compatible with Apple Aperture 3/Kdenlive/DaVinci Resolve.

Click the drop-down list in the Format line to get the format box.

Then choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it's best for editing in Apple Aperture 3.


And choose choose Common video -> QuickTime MOV for Kdenlive.



You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD for DaVinci Resolve importing. 


Step 3. Adjust the output video's parameters as you want.

Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings. Change the Size to 1920*1080, the and set frame rate as 30fps. 

Step 4. Convert Sony HDR-CX730 1080 50p MTS/M2TS to Apple Aperture 3/Kdenlive/DaVinci Resolve for editing on Mac OS X. 

Click the "Convert" button to start converting Sony CX730 MTS/M2TS to MOV on Mac for Apple Aperture 3/Kdenlive/DaVinci Resolve. With this Sony AVCHD to MOV Converter, you can edit Sony HDR-CX730 AVCHD video in Apple Aperture 3/Kdenlive/DaVinci Resolve smoothly.

You may also want to burn your video files from Apple Aperture 3/Kdenlive/DaVinci Resolve to DVD disc or ISO files for backup or storage, and just get DVD Creator from Pavtube, which can easily burn Sony AVCHD to DVD disc/ISO files.

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