Put 50p/60p AVCHD recordings to iMovie with best quality

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Put 50p/60p AVCHD recordings to iMovie with best quality

Postby jssqlisa » Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:12 am

How to successfully import 1080p@50fps/60fps AVCHD MTS/M2TS clips to iMovie? From googling, we can know many users want to know the answer. If you have got one AVCHD camcorder like Sony NEX-FS700, you are like have recorded some 60p (50p for PAL) MTS footages. I'm sorry to tell you that you can't imput the raw Full HD 60/50p video to iMovie for for freely editing. Because 1080 50p and 60p are not standard video formats, they are unsupported by iMovie.iMovie can edit videos at 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30. So we have to change 1080 60p 50p firstly.

As we know, AIC MOV is the best editable format for iMovie, so we can convert 1080 50p/60p MTS to iMovie best format in 25p/30p for editing on Mac OS X. Here the professional AVCHD to AIC Converter for Mac is highly recommended. Which enables to quickly and easily transcode any AVCHD clip to AIC with best video/audio settings. So far I had no issue with it and it's pretty straight forward intuitive user friendly software. I will not hesitate recommending it to a friends and college.

How to transcode 1080 50p/60p AVCHD to AIC MOV on Mac?


Step 1. Run the best MTS Converter on Mac. Then add 1080p Full HD .MTS, .M2TS file to the program.

Tip: Check the box of "Merge into one file", you can batch convert several AVCHD files.

Step 2. Click “format” and move your pointer to "iMovie and Final Cut Express" Category and choose "Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" format.

Step 3. Freely set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/25p/30p) by clicking "Settings".

Note: If your AVCHD file is 1080 50p, you need to set the frame rate as 25p while 1080 60p for 30p.


Step 4. Start the fast AVCHD to AIC covnersion for iMovie via lcicking Convert.

After the conversion, click "open" to find the converted video. Then you can smoothly put the file to iMovie for editing with best quality.

Related guide:

Transcode 1080 60p/50p AVCHD for FCP

Change MTS/M2TS video for FCE
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Re: Put 50p/60p AVCHD recordings to iMovie with best quality

Postby nelscottnelson » Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:38 am

The following is a step by step guide on how to convert AVCHD 1080p 60 to iMovie more compatible video format at http://www.idealshare.net/imovie-fcp/avchd-imovie.html

This guide applies to:

Convert all kinds of AVCHD files for import AVCHD to iMovie 10.0 on Mac OS X Mavericks, or import AVCHD to iMovie iMovie '11, '09, '08 or HD.
Convert and import AVCHD into iMovie for iOS like AVCHD to iMovie for iPad, AVCHD to iMovie for iPhone, AVCHD to iMovie for iPod.
Convert AVCHD in .mts, m2t, m2ts to iMovie supported MP4, MOV, DV
Convert AVCHD in 1080/60p, 1080/50p or 720/60p to iMovie video format
Convert AVCHD from all kinds of cameras or camcorders like Panasonic Lumix G5, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2, Panasonic DMC-G6, Panasonic HDC series camcorders, Canon XA20, Pana TZ7/ZS3, Sony HDR-PJ790, Sony A65, A99 etc Alpha DSLR(SLT) Cameras and etc.
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Re: Put 50p/60p AVCHD recordings to iMovie with best quality

Postby Richard Rambo » Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:16 am

In fact, it is dead easy to solve it! The following will introduce a powerful iMovie Converter and provide a step by step guide on how to import AVCHD to iMovie '11, '10.0, '09, and '08 on OSX Mavericks (10.9) with almost no loss of video and tone quality at:http://www.bigasoft.com/articles/how-to-import-avchd-to-imovie.html

This guide is applied for:

Import AVCHD files in MTS to iMovie
Import AVCHD files in M2TS to iMovie
Import AVCHD files in MPG under MPEG-2 compression to iMovie
Import AVCHD files in MOV with MJPEG video format to iMovie
Import AVCHD files in DV to iMovie
Import AVCHD files in MOD to iMovie
Import AVCHD files in TOD to iMovie
Import 1080/60p video from Panasonic HDC-TM700 camcorder, Panasonic HDC-SD9/HDC-HS9, Panasonic AG-HMC150, Canon HF S21, Sony HDR-AX2000, Sony HXR-NX5U and more
Import AVCHD to iMovie for iPhone, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iMovie iPad, iMovie iPad 2, iMovie iPod touch
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