Edit and Burn Sony Handycam recordings on Mac Mavericks

: In this guide, you can get to know the easy method to convert Sony Handycam recordings for editing or burning on Mac Mavericks. 

Sony Handycam camcorders from Sony make the difference between a good memory and a great one, these are consumer and enthusiast-level cameras with a host of new features, many of which have trickled down from Sony’s prosumer models. The new Handycams range from the entry-level HDR-CX220 to the HDR-TD30V, a 3D camcorder for advanced enthusiasts. Sony Handycam is the right one for you to record sharper, more detailed and more colourful memories – every time.

You may feel like shooting our most unforgettable moments with Sony Handycam, what about editing and burning Sony Handycam AVCHD mts recordings?

However, the incompatibility of the AVCHD format with Mac (including Mavericks OS X 10.9) makes numerous users frustrated. They are looking for the best solution to make Sony Handycam generated AVCHD files playable and editbale in iMovie, FCP, FCE, Avid MC, Adobe Premiere and other non-linear editing software on Mac, or even burn them into DVD for sharing with friends and family memebers.

Here I would like to introduce you the way to convert Sony Handycam MTS files for editing and burn mts to DVD on Mac Mavericks. Perhaps still many of you are confused about it, and we hope the following tutorial can help you.

Tutorial - Transcode Sony Handycam MTS for editing & export to DVD for burning on Mac Mavericks

At first, a program named Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the recommended software to convert Sony Handycam AVCHD files to Mac best editing codec like Apple Prores, AIC, DNxHD for editing with the least loss of original video quality. (The lastest Mavericks OS X 10.9 is supported)

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Procedure 1: Convert Sony Handycam MTS for editing

Step 1: Import Sony Handycam AVCHD mts videos

After installing and launching Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac, connect your Sony Handycam to your PC or iMac/Macbook and copy the videos to hard drive. Click the "Add video" or "Add from folder" button on the top tool bar to select the videos or drag & drop them into the program.

Step 2: Choose Mac Mavericks supporte video format for output 

Click the arrow of the drop-down menu as "Format" options.

Choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;

Choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)", it's the best format for iMovie.


You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it’s for Avid editing;

For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;

For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.

Step 3: Start the Sony Handycam MTS to Prores/AIC/DNxHD MOV Conversion

Click the "convert" button to start converting Sony Handycam MTS footages to MOV. The conversion process will take you a few minutes, please wait for a while.

After conversion, the output .MOV videos are prepared for you in the destination folder for editing and playing. By now, the program MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac has already finished all its job...

Procedure 2: Export the converted videos to DVD 

When you are positively sure your project is complete and you have added your Chapters, you are ready to export for DVD burning on Mavericks. If you want directly Sony Handycam mts burning on Mac, please refer to the guide how to burn Sony Handycam AVCHD MTS to DVD on Mac.

All is done now, you can freely edit and burn Sony handycam AVCHD recordings on Mac Marvericks. Hope the guide could be helpful to you!

Related topics:

Best workflow for Sony Handycam AVCHD .MTS video to iMovie
Transcode Sony Handycam MTS for Premiere Pro

Get Sony Handycam MTS videos to work with Avid Media Composer

Free upload Sony Handycam MTS videos to YouTube and Vimeo on Mac
Convert Sony Handycam MTS to Quicktime MOV

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