Edit Sony Handycam PJ790V/PJ7800 MTS file in iMovie/FCE smoothly
Summary: In this tutorial, you will learn how to convert Sony Handycam PJ790V/PJ7800 AVCHD .mts videos files to iMovie/FCE compatible format for editing without problems.
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 are very popular models among Sony Handycam series and many people prefer to shoot vacation videos with them; for that they are not large in size and capable of shooting high quality AVCHD videos in MTS. Hereby many mac users would prefer to edit the Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 MTS videos on Mac directly, in programs like iMovie 8/9/11, Final Cut Express 4, etc.
Here comes the problem: can I import Sony Handycam AVCHD footage to iMovie/FCE for editing?
The answer is yes! Follow these steps, you can easily import and editing Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/780 AVCHD MTS videos in iMovie 8/9/11 and Final Cut Express 4 with the help of Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. With it you are able to fast convert Sony MTS videos to iMovie/FCE editable video easily. Also it provides a high conversion speed and supports bath conversion. What's more, its built-in video editor enables you custom MTS files freely.
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Step-by-step guide on converting Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/780 MTS videos to iMovie/FCE.
Step 1. Directly Download this mac-based program here to your Mac. Install and run it successfully.
Step 2. Add MTS file.
Use USB cable to hook your Sony Handycam to Mac and keep it on. Thus this camera will show as a hard drive icon on desktop.
Pls note the top left icons; you can click the first one to load individual MTS (real video clips), or click the second one to load the entire AVCHD folder. Wait a moment，source files will be load soon.
Attached the AVCHD file structure:
Step 3. Output Settings for iMovie and Final Cut Express.
Click "Format" and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the best video codec for iMovie 8/9/11 and FCE 4.
Thirdly, you can click "Settings" and customize output video specs depending on your own needs.
Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start converting Sony Handycam HDR-PJ790V/PJ780 AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE. Wait for a few moments, click "Open" to locate the converted video.
After format conversion finished, you can launch iMovie and add the converted camera clips to your Even library through "File -> Import -> Movies..." like this:
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