HDV is a format for recording of high-definition video on DV cassette tape. The format was originally developed by JVC and supported by Sony, Canon, and Sharp. Conceived as an affordable high definition format for digital camcorders, HDV quickly caught on with many amateur and professional videographers due to its low cost, portability, and image quality acceptable for many professional productions.
Importing HDV video from Sony HDR-FX7 to QuickTime:
“Hi, all, I’m trying to import Sony HDR-FX7 HDV video to Mac QuickTime for playing. Unfortunately, QuickTime seems not to recognize my Sony HDR-FX7 HDV files as import. I’ve visited Apple’s website, but couldn’t find a remedy for my issue. Can anyone give me some suggestions if you are using a similar (or same) Sony handycam? I would really appreciate any help. Thank you so much!”
As the default media player on Mac, QuickTime must be the first choice. Look at the picture below to know more about QuickTime supported video and audio formats:
Clearly, HDV is not included in QuickTime supported format. So, for a quick and fluid workflow, we do recommend transcoding Sony HDV to QuickTime best supported format before playing. To be frank, you are suggested to convert Sony HDV to QuickTime MOV for use in QuickTime. Third party software is required to process file conversion. Considering the easy of use and optimal output format best suited for QuickTime, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac is the first choice. With the upgraded version 126.96.36.199, it supports encoding to M3U8 as well.
A detailed guide on converting Sony HDV to QuickTime MOV for playing on Mac:
Step 1: Download and have a quick installation. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, no virus, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load your Sony HDV files. You can load several files at once thanks to “Add from folder” button.
Step 2: Select the right formats for playing on QuickTime. Here we suggest you to go to the “Common Video” list, you will get the “MOV- QuickTime (*.mov)” as the best output.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the bit rate of video and audio, the codec of video and audio, video size, sample rate, frame rate, audio channels, etc., in the Profile Settings by hitting “Settings” button.
Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start Sony HDV to QuickTime MOV conversion for QuickTime playing. You can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button.
Conclusion: If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off “Showdown computer when conversion completed” and go away to do other things.