Editing Sony AVCHD footage with iMovie, like MTS shootings captured by a Sony TG5V, is not as easy as we thought. The reason lies in the AVCHD video format used in HD camcorders. AVCHD was announced in 2006 primarily for use in high definition consumer camcorders. It is a file-based format that can be recorded onto DVD discs, hard disk drives, non-removable solid-state memory and removable flash memory. Although iMovie 11 is said to support AVCHD videos for input, it’s not always true. Many people explained that there are always many problems when editing AVCHD video footage on iMovie. Anyway, edit native AVCHD videos on iMovie is not that smooth. If you would like to make it possible for importing Sony AVCHD files to iMovie and turn ordinary home videos into captivating Hollywood-style trailers that are fun to watch and share, you'd better transcode MTS/M2TS to AIC MOV before importing.
Required software: Pavtube AVCHD to iMovie Converter
1. Run Sony AVCHD to iMovie Converter and add your AVCHD shootings to the program.
You can click "Add Video" button to load MTS/M2TS clips, or through "Add from folder" icon to directly load from a AVCHD folder.
2. Choose "Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as output format
To transcode MTS/M2TS to AIC MOV, simply click format menu and select "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as output format.
3. Convert MTS to AIC for iMovie
Click the big button "Convert" to start Sony AVCHD to AIC MOV conversion. When the conversion is finished, click "Open" button to get the generated AIC MOV files and import them to iMovie for editing and make your own masterpieces.
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