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Anyone using a Sony CX250 with a MAC?

post #1 of 6
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I have just bought a Sony CX250E which I am trying to use with MAC editing software. I want to record in 50p - one of the reasons I bought the camera. But I find I can't import 50p footage from the SD card. When I shoot in 50i it comes across effortlessly but as soon as I try to record in progressive mode, the files are greyed out.

If anyone can shed any light on the issue for me, I'd be very grateful!
post #2 of 6
Welcome to the forum. Sorry your post is two days old.

I don't have a Mac, but I think I've read where 50p and 60p are not useable unless you have the latest versions of the Mac software.

Another approach is to buy Adobe Premier Elements 11. It runs on a Mac or PC and has full support for 1080p50.

Bill
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Thanks, Bill.

My Mac software is bang up to date, so I don't think that can be the issue. The files are greyed out when I pull them over on both my Mac and my PC, so I fear more software won't help.

I'm pretty sure it's a problem in the camera. Sony's "Customer Service" support is terrible: they farm support out to a third party contractor who can't offer anything other than sending me extracts from the (useless) camera manual.

I'm beginning to wish I'd bought the Panasonic!

John
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The files are greyed out when I pull them over on both my Mac and my PC, so I fear more software won't help.
I'm pretty sure it's a problem in the camera.....
John,

I have two Sony cameras that I use for video. The files from them work wonderfully on my PCs.

Note that Sony and Panasonic own AVCHD and the 1080p50/60 file types. Apple does not own a share of that. Confusion can follow.

For a start, what is the exact file name that is greyed out?

Bill
post #5 of 6
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The files are greyed out when I pull them over on both my Mac and my PC
Not sure what do you mean by files being grayed out. A file is a file. Copy it over, then edit with whatever software can handle it. I don't know much about Mac, you can try ClipWrap. On Windows side many different software packages can edit AVCHD including AVCHD Progressive natively, without transcoding.
post #6 of 6
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Brilliant! Thanks. Clipwrap cracked it for me!

I've tried several other programmes without success, but Clipwrap has got the files over into Final Cut for me.

I still think there's something odd going on because - until last week - Final Cut Pro's "Log and Transfer" system imported progressive footage without trouble. Then suddenly it wouldn't look at it! I don't think I changed anything on the camera which would have caused it (but maybe I did??!) My Lumix G2 footage (AVCHD LIte) comes across okay.

Anyhow, I'm back in action - thanks to you guys. Thanks for the interest and the support. It's much appreciated by this new boy!
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