Sony’s HDR-AX2000 makes for an impressive prosumer-level AVCHD camcorder. While not as decked out as the HXR-NX5U (its NXCAM pro counterpart), it’s a clear step up from its HDV predecessor, the HDR-FX1000. The camera’s ability to capture HD and SD video in AVCHD and MPEG-2 formats–and save it to solid state media–is only one of the traits distinguishing it from its tape-based forebearer. Full 1920 x 1080 HD video–which can be recorded at 60i, 30p and 24p–is another. The footage is saved to either Memory Stick PRO Duo or SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, then easily downloaded to computer for editing via USB 2.0 interface.
But its the incompatibility of supplied PMB with Mac makes numerous Mac users frustrated. They are looking for the best solution to make Sony HDR-AX2000 generated AVCHD files playable and editbale on Mac Avid, iMovie, FCP, FCE and other non-linear editing software. Right, a program named UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac is the recommended software to convert Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD files to MOV for Avid with the least loss of original video quality.
The step-by-step guide below shows you how to convert Sony HDR-AX2000 1080 .mts videos to DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer on Mac OS X like Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS video files.
Use a card reader to copy and transfer the .mts files to iMac hard drive disk, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the fast Mac Sony AVCHD converter, and click the “Add Video” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080 .mts files to the application UI.
Step 2. Choose Avid Media Compsoer compatible format.
Click the “Profile” option, and choose Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov) as output format. The Sony AVCHD Converter will convert Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD to Avid DNxHD MOV with H.264 as video codec in HD 1920×1080.
Step 3. Convert Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid on Mac.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid will start immediately. The converter works great for have a batch of files in the queue for conversion.
Step 4. Load Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS video files to Avid Media Composer.
After the conversion, you will get excellent results with the output DNxHD .mov videos in Avid on Mac. Create a project in Avid Media Composer and import videos for editing. You can trim video and audio clips, add captions and titles, add narration and transitions, and create scrolling credits for the end of the movie.
Tip: If you are Windows users, you can convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to other editable and playable video formats with the help of Convert Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD MTS to DNxHD MOV on Windows.