Which cameras will you take to travel? or you have no good idea right now? The following view is from a network of photography friend, he has been working as a director and editor for over twelve years and has got behind the camera at various times. I feel his point is very good and worthwhile to share with you here:
"I looked at a number of different camera formats and even did side-by-side tests before I decided upon using the Sony FS100 and FS700 as my principal cameras for the tour. My decision was based on a combination of image quality and practicalities. The directive was to film everything at 50fps (or higher as with the FS700) hence the 1080p images from the Sony cameras for me far surpassed the images other cameras would deliver when limited to 50fps at 720p. The FS100 and FS700 are also both very good in low light, have good dynamic range and a very clean image. As for practicalities, both cameras are light and portable, have great battery life, easy recording media to shoot all day and backup quickly afterwards and the cameras are also very modular. I could strip the FS100 down to have on a Merlin Steadicam or built the FS700 up with an extra SmallHD DP4 and shoot handheld in the crowd with a 70-300mm lens. I like cameras which are this portable but also offer this amount of flexibility."
So have you decided to bring the Sony FS700 to start your journey ? I am a user of Sony FS700, everything was filmed using the internal AVCHD codec. It didn't take long for me to find out that I am unable to edit Sony NEX-FS700 AVCHD files in Premiere Pro on Mac as Adobe Premiere Pro still can’t support MPEG4 AVC/H.264 encoded AVCHD files well. For most of Adobe Premiere editors are inclined to edit MPEG-2 files in Premiere Pro, so I'm looking for a way to convert AVCHD MTS files to Premiere Pro MPEG-2 for editing . Also I'm looking for a way that will be easy but will retain the video quality.
After many trials, I find Brorsoft TOP MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. (It is great and professional in converting AVCHD videos from Sony FS700 to MPEG-2 without any loss of quality on your Mac OS X, even the latest Mac Mountain Lion. In addition, you will be surprised to find that the MTS Converter for Mac is developed with many useful editing functions. With it, you are capable of combining several clips into one for easy importing/editing in iMovie, trimming videos, deinterlacing 1080i videos, adding text/image/video as watermarks to your original files, replacing audios, adjusting brightness/contast/saturation of the imported files, etc. )
( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
Now, please follow me to convert Sony NEX-FS700 AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro editing on Mac. Here we go!
Step 1: Launch the Mac AVCHD to Premier Pro Converter to load your AVCHD .mts/.m2ts files from Sony FS700. You can transfer the memory cards entire contents to your system (the entire folder structure from the memory card/hard drive). Or you can just import the files from your camera.
Step 2. Click the Format box; select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas> MPEG-2(*.mpg) as the best video format for Premiere Pro.
Tip: If you want to get your MTS files converteed with 60fps as Frame Rate, please select WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) as output format. It is also great for editing in Adobe Premiere.
Step 3. To get a perfect video for editing in Premier Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS5.5/CS6, you’d better press the Settings icon to set the video size as 1920*1080, frame rate as 30fps in the Profiles Settings panel.
Step 4. Hit the Convert button; it will start to convert Sony FS700 AVCHD to MPEG-2 on Mac OS X for editing in Premiere Pro with best settings immediately.
Once the conversion completes, you can successfully transfer Sony FS700 AVCHD clips into Premiere Pro on Mac for editing smoothly without any problem.
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