4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2012 9:29 AM by psssss
psssss Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

just re-read the official apple info on which video formats (and which cameras) are supported in aperture....

the sony nex-7 is on that list as supported and the file format is listed as .mp4....

seems nice and easy....but unfortunately the camera does not shoot .mp4 files....one has to use software like clipwrap first....

which is not mentioned anywhere....

or am i missing something? if i try to import the files straight from the card they do not show up at all....


iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • 1. Re: video formats in aperture
    Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    The article at the following link suggests there is a setting choice for whether to capture in AVCHD or mp4:

     

    http://www.fotoez.net/sony-alpha-nex-7-interchangeable-lens-digital-camera-users -manual-owners-instruction-6897

     

    Support for AVCHD was added to Aperture 3.3 and later, but perhaps not for all cameras -- see:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5301

     

    Ernie

  • 2. Re: video formats in aperture
    psssss Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    actually AVCHD was also added for final cut as well....but still the files cannot be read....

    the funny thing is that clipwrap litterally just re-wraps the files and then they can be read by both aperture and final cut.....a tiny step...it just does not make any sense that this is necessary....

    the .mp4 files are much lower quality....does not make any sense at all....

    i guess i just wish apple would say, yes we support the files but not in the form they come out of the camera....

  • 3. Re: video formats in aperture
    Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)

    Do you mean AVCHD was added to FC for this specific camera?  I have have been using AVCHD with Final Cut for several years.

     

    My Nikon D800 video is H264, and is equal or superior quality to that from my Sony camcorders, and when the lenses are factored in, much higher quality.

     

    Have you tried dragging the AVCHD file from the card to an ordinary folder, and then importing from that folder?

     

    Ernie

  • 4. Re: video formats in aperture
    psssss Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    there are different AVCHD standarts and both aperture and FCPX now claim to support the latest....but don't out of camera (even with file/folder tricks)....re-wrapping (wahtever that means) in clipwrap does the trick....without actually changing the files....

    what annoys me is apple saying that they support the cameras/formats when in fact they don't....

    it would be like saying aperture supports the fuji X1 pro (which it doesn't and apple doesn't claim to support it...) because aperture can read the jpegs coming from the camera....

    when we are talking about support we mean raw support and neither aperture nor FCPX can import AVCHD video from the latest sonys.....but yet if you read the apple literature you would think they can....