Native AVCHD file support is the first thing I expected for the new iMovie. However, though iMovie’11 claims to support AVCHD structure, it’s not so easy to do. Except the system requirement of Mac Osx 10.6.7 and Intel-based Core Duo processor or better, it’s impossible to import the 1080 50/60P AVCHD footages recorded from Sony A57/A65 to iMovie for smoothly editing without crashing problem and avoid rendering.
If you want to import the Sony 1080 50/60p AVCHD MTS files to iMovie, the best solution is transcoding the Sony 1080 50/60P MTS file to iMovie native format, (e.g. Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) encoded .mov format). To help those who wanna edit Sony AVCHD MTS videos in iMovie smoothly, here I will throw this quick guide up on how to convert Sony AVCHD MTS to AIC and then load the encoded 1080p 60p AVCHD files into iMovie for editing.
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Convert/Transfer and Edit A57/A65 AVCHD mts footages in iMovie smoothly on Mac
Step 1. Free donwload and run the Sony A57/A65 Movie file Converter to your Mac, and then import the recorded AVCHD videos into the program.
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Step 2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.
Step 3. Click convert button in the main interface to start transcoding Sony A57/A65 AVCHD MTS to iMovie AIC on mac.
After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to log and transfer or import/edit Sony A57/A65 AVCHD mts files in iMovie under Mac without problems.
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