The specs of the camcorder Sony HDR CX455 states that it can record videos in the following formats:

1920 x 1080p at 24/30/60 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)

1440 x 1080i at 60 fps (5 Mb/s AVCHD)

1280 x 720p at 30 fps (3 Mb/s MP4)

It also says that "The HDR-CX455 records 4K and HD movies in the XAVC S format, which uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 for video compression and linear PCM for audio compression, while saving files in a MP4 wrapper which allows for extensive record times and easy editing. Additionally, you can chose to record HD in AVCHD (ideal for HDTV and Blu-ray disc burning) or MP4 (ideal for sharing over the internet)."

(Please note the part in the paragraph above that says "MPEG-4")

Now, unless I am mistaken, YouTube does not take the format XAVC S and AVCHD. Instead, YouTube does take the MP4 format.

But, I don't want to use the format MP4 at 1280 x 720p, which is a low resolution.

If I use this camcorder, can I record videos in the MP4 format at 1920 x 1080i so that I can load the videos to YouTube ?


PS: The specs of Sony HDR CX455 can be found at this link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1211907-REG/sony_hdrcx455_b_hdr_cx455_full_hd_handycam.html

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Finally, I got the official answer from Sony Customer Service as follow:

Yes, You can record MP4 at 1920 x 1080p. Please be advised that the video format for the XAVC S is in MP4, while the AVCHD is for m2ts files. And please make sure that the File Format that is set in your camcorder is XAVC S HD: - Press Menu. - Select Image Quality/ Size. - File Format (film icon) and select XAVC S HD.


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