Sony Handycam HDR-XR520VE is a super AVCHD camcorder with 240GB internal hard disk drive. The video recording and playback time could be up to around 29 hours. The built-in GPS receiver is said to help keep track of the video shooting location, and it is a plus on this camcorder. However, you shall go outside to get a satellite to get the current location.
The HD videos captured by Sony HDR-XR520VE could be 1920×1080 or 1440×1080 AVCHD videos in .mts format. The audio could be Dolby Digital 5.1ch. However, it comes out many questions about how to transfer HD video to computer, how to play and convert Sony HD .mts videos. Keep on reading and you will get what you want.
How to transfer Sony Handycam HDR-XR520VE HD videos to computer?
In box together with Sony HDR-XR520V, you will find the USB 2.0 cable to connect camera to computer.
After the camera is connected to the Mac, the computer will detect the camera as device, and you will find AVCHD folder containing a subfolder named BDMV. In the BDMV folder, you will find folders like CLIPINF, PLAYLIST and STRESM. Open the STREAM folder and you can copy the videos with .mts file extension to desktop for particular folder.
While media players like Window Media Player, VLC media player are not stable to .mts camera videos, it is recommended that you convert Sony HDR-XR520V HD .mts video to MOV or DV AVI for Final Cut Pro, or convert mts to WMV for Adobe Premiere. A good Sony HDR-XR520V MTS Converter shall be able to convert .mts videos to any formats. I find aPubsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as the perfect solution. Here I take Final Cut Pro with the Mac AVCHD converter as an example.
Step 1. Load Sony HDR-XR520VE MTS videos to aPubsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
After the files are stored on computer hard drive, run aPubsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the Sony HDR-XR520V MTS Converter, and click the Add button to load .mts files.
Step 2. Choose MOV output format for Final Cut Pro.
Click the Format option and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) for converting Sony HDR .mts videos to QuickTime .mov files for Final Cut Pro, and Adobe Premiere.
Step 3. Convert HD MTS videos to MOV.
Click the convert button and the conversion from Sony HDR-XR520V HD .mts video to .mov starts immediately.
After the conversion, you bring the output videos to your preferred media player like VLC, WMP, QuickTime, and video editing software like FCP, Adobe Premiere, Avid without problem. If you are using the Windows OS, you can find the Windows version of aPubsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as the Windows Sony HDR-XR520V MTS Converter.