video is OK but I took vacation videos in HD-SP only to find out they were unreadable in Final Cut Pro and iMovie
M. Oksner, Amazon
30 December 2012
Summary: There is no warning from either Sony or Apple, although Apple did not print the manual for the camcorder, that reveals clips taken in Sony's HD-SP 1920x1080p 60i codex is not recognized by the movie apps on a Mac. Several visits to forums and Sony support were frustrating. I was finally directed to Wandershare Video Converter Ultimate which will convert the Sony .MTS files to .MOV Quicktime files readable on by Final Cut Pro and iMovie.