Import Sony NEX-6 1080p/1080i AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac

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Import Sony NEX-6 1080p/1080i AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac

Postby kyo » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:02 am

Import Sony NEX-6 1080p/1080i AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac 10.8

summary:In order to get better importing and editing effect, you'd better deinterlace Sony NEX-6 1080i AVCHD video before import to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac, just follow this article.

Sony Alpha NEX-6 equipped with ultra-fast phase-detection AF, the 16.1MP APS-C size HD image sensor, the same sensor format that Sony builds into their full-sized DSLRs. And Sony's superb XGA OLED electronic viewfinder in addition to Full HD 60p video recording and you have everything you'll need from a camera that won't weigh you down.

We all know that the recordings' format of Sony Alpha NEX-6 is the AVCHD which delivers stunning picture quality while the MP4 codec lets you compress to smaller files for easier upload to the web. However, if you want to deinterlace and edit Sony NEX-6 AVCHD 1080i in iMovie 8/9/11, you will meet some problems. The problems lie in that iMovie 8/9/11 cannot support the original AVCHD footages from NEX-6. It is a common sense that the most compatible format for iMovie 8/9/11 is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov). So the first problem you have to solve is to deinterlace/transcode Sony NEX-6 AVCHD to AIC the most compatible codec which is specially designed for editing in iMovie 8/9/11.


Here we recommend you to choose a top AVCHD to AIC Converter for mac to transfer these recordings for iMovie 8/9/11 editing.

Steps for deinterlace Sony NEX-6 AVCHD clips to iMovie 8/9/11.

Step 1: Install the top Sony NEX-6 MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X, and run it to import your Sony NEX-6 1080i AVCHD footages to it. Tip: If you want to combine the files together, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.


Step 2: Click the Format box and select best output format on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) as the export.


Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon on the main interface and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps PAL) for importing Sony NEX-6 1080i MTS to iMovie 8/9/11 with the best quality.


Step 4: Click the Arrow button on main interface to start converting/deinterlace Sony NEX-6 MTS clips to AIC video immediately.
After the Sony NEX-6 AVCHD to AIC converter finished transcoding, you can run the iMovie 8/9/11 to import the converted files and edit them in it without any rendering or incompatibility problem.

You may also learn how to convert Sony AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP, please visit this video on YouTube.

If you need to burn AVCHD to DVD disc/ISO/folder on Mac, you can try Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, in the Christmas promotion activity, you can get this DVD Creator for free if you buy converter product, and get other software at up to 40% off.
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