Transcode Sony MC50U AVCHD to iMovie for Mac editing

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Transcode Sony MC50U AVCHD to iMovie for Mac editing

Postby lydia622520 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:03 am

The Sony HXR-MC50U Ultra Compact Pro AVCHD Camcorder is easy to use, good in low light. HD video quality is superb. Shotgun mic works well. Small size makes this camera highly functional in many challenging situations. Dual record feature lets you shoot HD video and rip still pics at the same time. But there is one issue that stumped the Sony MC50U users is it is not easy to edit AVCHD in iMovie, as the incompatibility of video file formats of the Sony HXR-MC50U and iMovie.
Even though the latest version of iMovie did announce to work with AVCHD which is a camcorder video format used by a variety of camcorder manufacturers. , you may not import all AVCHD files to iMovie for editing due to unfriendly codec and limitation of frame rate. So how to get Sony HXR-MC50U AVCHD footages into iMovie on Mac OS X for editing?

In fact, if you have a fantastic conversion software , everything will become simple! Here I recommended you to try Brorsoft AVCHD to iMovie Converter, which is professionalized in transcoding AVCHD mts/m2ts files. It provides the preset profile Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) for iMovie. And the converted files are lossless.

Next, please follow the step by step guide listed below to import Sony HXR-MC50U files to iMovie with almost no loss of video and tone quality.

Step 1: Run the top MTS/M2TS Converter, and load your MTS/M2TS files from Sony HXR-MC50U to it. This program supports batch conversion.

Step 2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as export.

Step 3: Click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc. 30fps bitrate(25fps for PAL), and 1920*1080 video size will be optimal settings.

Step 4: Click Convert icon; it will convert Sony MC50U AVCHD to AIC for iMovie on Mac OS X immediately.

After the Sony HXR-MC50U to iMovie conversion, import the converted files to iMovie 09/10/11, then you can edit Sony HXR-MC50U files in iMovie smoothly. Now just download Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and have a try.

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