The Sony DSLR-A580 was announced, together with the SLT-A55, in August 2010. In Sony's slightly convoluted DSLR line-up it is firmly located in the mid-level bracket, competing with cameras such as the Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i and Nikon D5100.Sony DSLR-A580 cameras can record 1080p full HD movies and deliver 7 fps in continuous shooting mode. (1920x1080/30p and 1920x1080/60i ).
For edit Sony DSLR-A580 1080p AVCHD footages on Mac, you will use Final Cut Express. But when you log & transfer and import the Sony DSLR-A580 1080p .mts, you may face incompatibility with Mac programs. It is really a distracting and annoying thing for Mac users. So you need a Mac Sony DSLR MTS Converter for convert A580 1080p AVCHD to MOV for Final Cut Express without rendering.
Here is the step-by-step guide to quickly convert Sony DSLR-A580 AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) for editing in Final Cut Express on Mac without rendering.
Step 1. Upload Sony DSLR-A580 files to Mac Sony AVCHD video converter.
Use USB cable to connect Sony Camera to iMac/MacBook Pro, after transferring .mts files from Sony DSLR-A580 to computer hard drive, run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the fast Sony DSLR-A580 MTS footage to FCE converter. Click the “Add” button to upload .mts files from camcorder to Mac application. The Mac Sony DSLR-A580 MTS Converter also supports .mts files from Apple Macintosh hard drive or external hard drive as input.
Step 2. Choose AIC codec with 1080 video size.
Click the “Format” option, and move mouse cursor to QuickTime Movie Format > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format. To get 1080 video, click the “Settings” button and choose 1440*1080 for FCE 3.5, or 1920*1080 for FCE 4. If for FCE 3.5, you may also change frame rate to 30 from the drop-down box of video frame rate option.
Step 3. Choose 1080 size with 30p or 60i.
Click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 from the video size drop-down box to keep the original HD resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. Click the drop-down box for frame rate, and you can choose 30fps or 60fps.
Step 4. Convert Sony A580 video to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.MOV) for FCE.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Sony A580 MTS to AIC MOV Converter will start the conversion from Sony A580 Full HD AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) MOV for Final Cut Express without rendering.
Soon after the conversion is finished, just bring the AIC videos to Final Cut Express for editing without rendering. After editing you can burn to Blu-Ray/DVD disc and upload to internet like YouTube, or email the videos to friends or others to play on Quicktime.
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