How-To: Import/Edit Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A77 AVCHD MTS footages in iMovie smoothly
The Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A77 users will be glad to find that they can record their memories at 1080/60p, which convey twice the information that 1080/60i. But almost at the same time, they will be disappointed with the incompatibility of the Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A77 AVCHD MTS files and iMovie, with which they wanna edit AVCHD 1080p footages.
So how to solve those problems when you want to import Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A77 AVCHD files to iMovie for editing smoothly. As far as I know, the best method is to transcode Sony AVCHD footages to iMovie native formats (e.g. Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) encoded .mov format). To help those who wanna edit Sony 60p MTS videos in iMovie without crashing and rendering, here I will throw this quick guide up on how to convert Sony AVCHD to AIC and then load the encoded 1080p 60p AVCHD files into iMovie for editing.
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Guide-Convert/Load Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A77 AVCHD mts footages into iMovie for editing smoothly on Mac
Step 1. Free donwload and run the Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A77 Movie file Converter to your Mac, and then import the recorded AVCHD videos into the program.
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Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.
Step 3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A77 AVCHD MTS to iMovie AIC on mac.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Sony A57/A65/A77 AVCHD mts files in iMovie under Mac without problems.
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