Converting Sony VG900 60p AVCHD video files to iMovie Mac

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Converting Sony VG900 60p AVCHD video files to iMovie Mac

Postby jacknjchn » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:50 am

Sony NEX-VG900 is a full frame E-Mount camcorder, attach an APS-C lens onto it, and it will shoot in cropped mode. Attach a full frame lens (we tested a Leica 35mm f2 that Jim from PCMag brought along) and you’ll be able to shoot in full frame mode without any problem. I really didn’t get a lot of time with the camcorder, but I absolutely do have to say that if anyone in the camcorder industry is going to take this seriously, it may very well be the news shooters. This isn’t a cinema camcorder because the codec is still AVCHD.

Sony VG900 camcorder records AVCHD format videos, and it uses MPEG-4/H.264 codec, this codec is not good for editing in iMovie. So the VG900 users will meet a serious problem that while they are trying to imput recordings from Sony NEX-VG900 to iMovie for further editing. Well, how to solve the problem?

As we all know, the best format for iMovie is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov), so first we need to solve is to find a professional AVCHD to iMovie Converter for mac which is a simple tool that can help you convert Sony VG900 AVCHD 60P files to AIC.

Here is a step by step process to transcode/convert Sony NEX-VG900 MTS to AIC for iMovie editing by using Brorsoft VG900 AVCHD MTS Converter for iMovie Mac .
Step 1: Install and launch this MTS Converter for Mac. Transfer your Sony NEX-VG900 footages to the converter. If you want, you can merge several AVCHD clips by ticking “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Click "format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)"

Step 3: You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is better (If the original recordings are 1080 50p, pls set 25fps)

Step 4: Click convert button to start converting Sony VG900 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie on Mac OS X.

After Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD 60P conversion finished , tap “open” to find the output file, then you can import Sony 1080 60p AVCHD files into iMovie for editing easily.

1. If you want to edit Sony 1080 60p AVCHD files into FCP, you can browse Get Sony NEX-VG900 1080/60P AVCHD footages to work with FCP to get more information.
2. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
3. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
4. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
5. If the supposed size of the input files is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB.

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