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What software titles can be used for importing and editing AVCHD content?

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The table below provides a list of compatible software for importing and editing AVCHD content.

IMPORTANT:

  • This list is solely based on the information shown on the Web site of each software vendor, and Sony does not validate nor guarantee the performance of each software.
  • For the functions and operations of the listed software, please contact the software vendor.
  • Availability and functions of the software may be different depending on the country or region it is being used. Please check your local Web site for the software available in your region.
  • Discs recorded with exported AVCHD-formatted video should only be played on products that support the AVCHD video format .

 

SoftwareDisc Creation CapabilitySoftware Manufacturer Web siteAdditional information
Windows® Live Movie Maker (Microsoft® Windows 7 Operating System)
DVD only
http://windows.microsoft.com
Sony® Vegas® Pro 8.0 or newer
(Version 8.0b)
DVD
Blu-ray Disc® (BD)
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/DVD Architect Pro 5.0 (available for free download) is required to create a BD.
Sony Vegas Movie Studio 9 Platinum or newer
(Version 8.0b)
DVD
BD
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/
Thomson EDIUS®
(Versions 4.54 & 5)
DVD
BD
http://www.thomsongrassvalley.com/The Corel® Ulead® DVD MovieFactory is bundled with the EDIUS software and required for creating a BD.
Nero® 9
(Version 8.2.8.0)
DVD
BD
AVCHD
http://www.nero.com/
Corel® Digital Studio 2010DVD
AVCHD
http://corel.force.com/support/articles/en_US/Master_Article/Patches-for-Corel-Digital-Studio-2010?lang=en_US
Corel VideoStudioDVD
AVCHD
http://www.videostudiopro.com
Corel VideoStudio ProDVD
BD
AVCHD
http://www.videostudiopro.com
Corel DVD MovieFactoryDVD onlyhttp://www.videostudiopro.comImporting AVCHD from some camcorders may not be supported depending on the media types.
Corel DVD MovieFactory PlusDVD
BD
http://www.videostudiopro.comThe optional plug-in (Ulead DVD MovieFactory Plus 6 HD Power Pack ) may be required to import AVCHD from some camcorders depending on the media types.
Apple® Final Cut Pro® 6
(Version 6.0.2)
DVD onlyhttp://www.apple.com/DVD Studio Pro® 4 is bundled with the software and required to create a DVD.
Apple iMovie® '09 or newerDVD onlyhttp://www.apple.com/The iDVD® application is bundled with the software and required to create a DVD
1080p is not supported at this time.
Adobe® Premiere Pro CS4DVD
BD
http://www.adobe.com/
Adobe Premiere Elements 8DVD
BD
http://www.adobe.com/
Pinnacle Studio™ Plus
(Version 12)
DVD
AVCHD
http://www.pinnaclesys.com/
Pinnacle Studio Ultimate
(Version 12 and 14)
DVD
AVCHD
http://www.pinnaclesys.com/

NOTES:

  • The compatible software titles listed above are just an example among many. It does not mean other software is not compatible. To determine if other software titles not listed here are AVCHD-compatible, look for descriptions such as "works with AVCHD camcorders", or check if AVCHD or M2TS files are listed as a supported import/export format.
  • Sony Creative Software is offering a free software update for registered users of Sony® Vegas 7 that enables compatibility with the AVCHD format.