Import/Load Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A57/A65/A77 1080 60p AVCHD files to iMovie for editing
Sony's DSLR cameras (NEX-5N/NEX-7/A57/A65/A77) very popular among the photographers, the fashion body, compact design and easy to use features make it excellent. It's great for us to use Sony cameras to record full hd videos when we travel or spend holidays. You will be glad to find that you can record your 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 1080p 60p MTS files and iMovie, with which they can edit Sony AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS.
So how to solve those problems when you want to import Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A57/A65/A77 AVCHD files to iMovie for editing smoothly. As far as I know, the best method is to transcode Sony 1080 60p 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 Apple ProRes and then load the encoded 1080p 60p AVCHD files into iMovie for editing.
If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Pavtube's MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which is entitled as a top Sony AVCHD to iMovie Converter. It supports encoding Sony NEX-5N/NEX-7/A57/A65/A77 AVCHD files to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) so that you can easily import the Sony Camcorder recordings to iMovie or Final Cut Express for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. Below is brief guide for you.
Step 1. Free Download the Sony 50p/60p MTS Converter for iMovie, install and run. And then import Sony recorded videos to the converter.
PS: It's excellent Sony video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras' videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.
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 1080p 60P AVCHD to iMovie AIC on mac.
Some more helpful features of the Sony MTS to iMovie Converter:
1. Settings- click to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/30p)
2. Editor (next to "Add" icon)- click to set deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up, trim, crop, etc.
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 1080 60p AVCHD files in iMovie under Mac without problems.
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