Sony’s new HXR-NX5E NXCAM is their first professional AVCHD camcorder and is capable of recording stunning quality 1920 x 1080 images at 24 Mbps (50i or 25p), as well as supporting 720/50p and Standard Definition recording. Dual media is also supported to further enhance operational flexibility. The 1920 x 1080 FULL HD resolution gives your production exceptional high definition quality. But its the incompatibility of supplied PMB with Mac makes numerous Mac users frustrated. They are looking for the best solution to make Sony HXR-NX5E generated AVCHD files playable and editbale on Mac iMovie, FCP, FCE and other non-linear editing software. Right, a program named UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac is the recommended software to convert Sony HXR-NX5E AVCHD files to MOV for iMovie with the least loss of original video quality.
The step-by-step guide below shows you how to convert Sony HXR-NX5E 1080 .mts videos to H.264 .mov for iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Sony HXR-NX5E full HD videos to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Use a card reader to copy and transfer the .mts files to iMac hard drive disk, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the fast Mac Sony MTS converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080 .mts files to the application UI.
Step 2. Choose iMovie compatible MOV format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > HD MOV-QuickTime (*.mov) as output format. The Sony MTS converter will transcode Sony HXR-NX5E AVCHD to iMovie compatible MOV with H.264 as video codec in HD 1920×1080.
Step 3. Convert Sony HXR-NX5E MTS to MOV for iMovie 8/9/11.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Sony HXR-NX5E 1080 MTS to MOV for iMovie 8/9/11 will start immediately. The converter works great for have a batch of files in the queue for conversion.
Step 4. Load Sony HD videos to iMovie 8/9/11.
After the conversion, you will get excellent results with the output HD MOV videos in iMovie on Mac. Create a project in iMovie and import videos for editing. You can trim video and audio clips, add captions and titles, add narration and transitions, and create scrolling credits for the end of the movie.
If you are Windows users, you can convert AVCHD/MTS/M2TS files to other editable and playable video formats with the help of MTS to iMovie 8/9/11 Converter on Windows.