Import Sony WX80 1080p/1080i AVCHD to iMovie 9 or FCE 4

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Import Sony WX80 1080p/1080i AVCHD to iMovie 9 or FCE 4

Postby vivian68 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:52 am

Import Sony WX80 1080p/1080i AVCHD to iMovie 9 or FCE 4 on Mac 10.8

Summary: In order to get better importing and editing effect, you'd better deinterlace Sony WX80 1080i MTS video before import to iMovie 9 or FCE 4 on Mac, just follow this article.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80 Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot featuring a 16.2MP 1/2.3" Exmor R Back Side Illuminated CMOS sensor for producing high resolution imagery with notable low-light performance. The sensor is greatly benefitted by the inclusion of the BIONZ image processor, which provides fast performance throughout the camera, including a 10fps continuous shooting rate, and impressive low-light sensitivity to an expandable ISO 12800. Full HD 1080i video recording is also supported up to 60fps in the high quality AVCHD format.


We all know that the recordings' format of Sony Alpha WX80 is the AVCHD which delivers stunning picture quality. However, if you want to deinterlace and edit Sony WX80 MTS 1080i in iMovie 9 or FCE 4, you will meet some problems. The problems lie in that iMovie 9 or FCE 4 cannot support the original MTS footages from WX80. It is a common sense that the most compatible format for iMovie 9 or FCE 4 is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov). So the first problem you have to solve is to deinterlace/transcode Sony WX80 AVCHD to AIC the most compatible codec which is specially designed for editing in iMovie 9 or FCE 4.

Here we recommend you to choose a top MTS to AIC Converter for mac to transfer these recordings for iMovie 9 or FCE 4 editing.

Steps for deinterlace Sony WX80 MTS clips to iMovie 9 or FCE 4.

Step 1: Install the top Sony WX80 MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X, and run it to import your Sony WX80 1080i MTS 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 WX80 1080i MTS to iMovie 9 or FCE 4 with the best quality.


Step 4: Click the Arrow button on main interface to start converting/deinterlace Sony WX80 MTS clips to AIC video immediately.

After the Sony WX80 MTS to AIC converter finished transcoding, you can run the iMovie 9 or FCE 4 to import the converted files and edit Sony WX80 MTS in iMovie 9 and FCE 4 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.

Related Sony articles:

Sony AVCHD to Avid Media Composer

Sony AVCHD to Premiere

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