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Jan 17

How to make Sony RX100 AVCHD clips work with Apple Aperture 3 on Mac(Mountain Lion 10.8 included)

“I have just purchased your software. I want to convert the .mts movie files in my Sony DSC-RX100 camera into a format that I can use either in Aperture, or iMovie. I plug the camera into the iMac using MAC OSX and transfer the movie files out of the camera into your software. What’s the output format that I need to choose for Aperture?”

Although Apple implies on their Aperture 3 features site that AVCHD and AVCHD Lite is supported, many people still got problems when they import AVCHD files from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, etc.

First let’s have a look at the Aperture video support features:

AVCHD support:
Import, view, and trim AVCHD video captured on many popular cameras.

Video Support:
Import, browse, and play back video clips – including HD video – from digital SLR cameras, point-and-shoot cameras, and digital camcorders.

Audio Support:
Import and play back audio clips in standard audio formats, such as AIFF and MP3.

The Sony RX100 AVCHD is not supported by Aperture this maybe an issue of AVCHD and AVCHD 2.0, AVCHD 2.0 Is 1080p 50fps and 60fps and 3D (stereoscopic). if you shoot any AVCHD 2.0 formats it won’t appear in Aperture for import. (this is the same for FCP and iMovie). The Sony RX100 does shot AVCHD 2.0 so users encounter problems when load Sony RX100 MTS to Aperture.

The easy way to import and edit Sony RX100 AVCHD in Apple Aperture.

As the Apple Aperture can’t support AVCHD video footages well, and Sony RX100 AVCHD MTS video format is not friendly for Apple Aperture, it’s a good choice to convert Sony RX100 AVCHD to Apple Aperture 3 best supported video formats, such as MOV, and then you can edit the RX100 video in Apple Aperture smoothly. You can follow the easy steps below.

Step 1: Download Pavtube AVCHD to Apple Aperture 3 Converter and import your Sony RX100 AVCHD file. This software will solve your AVCHD to Apple Aperture importing problems.

Step 2: You will need to choose the output format for Aperture. You are recommended to choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), it’s great for editing in FCP, iMovie and Apple Aperture. There are more formats for output, you can pick as you need.

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc. for example, you can choose the resolution as 1920*1080 or 1280*720, that’s 1080p or 720p resolution, great for editing.

Step 4: Start converting Sony RX100 AVCHD to Apple Aperture 3 Compatible Video Codec.

  • Note: You can find more solutions for Sony AVCHD Converter inĀ MTS column.

After converting, you can load Sony RX100 AVCHD video to Apple Aperture 3 for editing as you want, now you can have a try.

Aperture 3 YouTube Tutorial – Working with Video in Aperture

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