Re-wrap AVCHD clips to Quicktime in no-time

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Above snap taken with SLRMagic E-mount 28mm with SLRMagic macro extension tube on Sony NEX. Click here to buy the lens on eBay. Full review soon!

Premiere Pro CS5 aside, support for AVCHD has been poor to date on PCs and Macs. Are you tired of having to wait for media to transcode in Final Cut Pro? Can’t edit HX9v 1080/60p in Final Cut Pro X? Having trouble previewing AVCHD clips in Quicktime Player on a Mac? No thumbnail of AVCHD clips in the Finder?

Finally a solution is at hand.

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Discount on my anamorphic book this week + Sony HX9v anamorphic test

For this week I’ve decided to do a new 33% discount on the EOSHD Anamorphic Shooter’s Guide, down from $29.99 to $19.99 as it was in the weeks after launch. Anamorphic lenses are becoming harder and harder to find so this may help with your search. It contains a buyer’s guide, as well as advice on technique and using the lenses.

You can buy the guide on eBay here

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Sony HX9v vs Canon 600D – DSLR gets beat by compact in video mode

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Buy it now – Sony HX9v

This is what happens when you don’t overhaul your imaging chips for 3 years, Canon. The new Sony HX9v compact out-resolves the 600D’s video mode for resolution, and has 1080/60p. It is also a lot closer to a DSLR in terms of dynamic range than I expected it would be. It fits in my pocket and has a stabilised 24-380mm lens.

It has an image processor powerful enough to handle 43 megapixel panoramas in-camera as well, but that along with the incredible ACT stabiliser is something I’ll go into more detail on in the full review later.

The HX9v’s video mode is to compacts what the 5D Mark II’s video mode was to DSLRs.

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