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  • Convert Sony camera videos for Mac with super fast speed and no quality loss.
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How to Import Sony (DCR and HDR) Videos to Mac OS X (Catalina Included)

by Christine Smith • Nov 01,2019 • Proven solutions

"How do I import videos from my Sony camera to my Mac?"

Sony camcorder is mainly divided into Standard Definition Models (Sony DCR-) series and High Definition Models (Sony HDR-) series. Different models create different video formats. So, you may have the same questions like above, just read this article to learn how to convert Sony camera videos for Mac so that you can play and edit these videos easily and smoothly.

Part 1. General Knowledge About Sony Camcorders

Standard Definition Models such as Sony DCR-SR47, Sony DCR-DVD650, Sony DCR-HC52, Sony DCR-SR45, Sony DCR-SR87, Sony DCR SX40, Sony DCR SX41, Sony DCR-SR220, etc, the video formats they create are MPEG-2 and DV (AVI). High Definition Models such as Sony HDR-CX100, Sony HDR-SR 7, Sony HDR-SR 5, Sony HDR-XR500V, Sony HDR-TG1, Sony HDR XR100, Sony HDR-CX12, Sony HDR-SR11, etc. The video formats they create are MPEG4 AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2.

But only MP4, MOV video formats can be imported to Mac, that is why many of us always feel awkward that we could not import Sony camera video to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and other applications to do video editing.

If we convert Sony MPEG-2, AVI video to MP4, MOV, then we can import Sony camera video to iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, QuickTime, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, etc on Mac OS X (Catalina Included).

Part 2. Best Sony Video Converter to Convert Sony Camera Videos on Mac

Wondershare UniConverter is a good Sony video converter for Mac/Windows to convert Sony camera video like MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DV, AVI to any other video formats including WMV, MOV, MP4, AVI, 3gp, etc. You're also allowed to edit videos with trimming, cutting, adding subtitles, and more others. Learning more features about Wondershare UniConverter below and follow the steps to convert your Sony videos easily on PC/Mac.

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  • Convert Sony camera videos on Mac to 1,000+ formats like AVI, MKV, MOV, MP4, etc.
  • Support output presets for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, QuickTime, Adobe Premiere, and more others.
  • Edit Sony camcorder videos with trimming, merging, cutting, adding subtitles, etc.
  • Super fast converting speed without losing video quality.
  • Burn Sony camera videos to playable DVD with attractive free DVD template.
  • Download or record videos from 10,000+ video sharing sites.
  • Versatile toolbox includes fixing video metadata, GIF maker, casting video to TV, video compressor, etc.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6.
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Steps on How to Convert Sony Videos (MPG) to MOV on Mac

Both Windows and Mac users can follow the steps below. Here we'll take MPG format as input as example and MOV format as output as it's the most common video formats for Mac devices. All the output Sony camera video can be played on iPod, iPhone (iPhone OS 3.0), PSP, PSP Go, Apple TV, Nokia and other mobile players.

Step 1 Add your MPG files to the Sony converter.

Download, install Wondershare UniConverter and launch it on your Mac. Connect your Sony camcorder with your Mac. Then click the inverted triangle beside the Add Files button and select Add from Camcorder from the drop-down list. Your Sony camcorder videos will be detected from the pop-up video, select the videos from the list and click Add to List to load the videos.

add Sony videos to Wondershare UniConverter

Step 2 Select the output format as MOV for Sony videos.

Click the inverted triangle beside the Convert all tasks to: option and select Video > MOV also the video resolution you want.

Select MOV for Sony camera videos

Step 3 Convert Sony videos on Mac easily.

After you have chosen the target format, click the Convert All button to start the Sony video conversion. After a while, you can find the converted videos in the Converted tab. Now, you can import the converted Sony videos to Mac without any trouble.

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