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Jul 30

Mac AVCHD to iMovie-Transcode Sony NEX-F3 MTS to AIC for iMovie with best video and audio quality

How to import Sony NEX-F3 MTS footage to iMovie for editing on Mac Mountain Lion?

Problem 1. converting sony f3 mts footage to AIC for importing to iMovie

I just got some footage that was shot on a Sony F3 and the RED. I would like to work in a codec that is the same, ideally proress 422 HQ. What is the best way to covert those files into the AIC codec? Do I need special software? Can I do it in MPEGStreamclip? Oh yea I am using iMovie. Please help as I will be coliring in Davinci Resolve as well. Any suggestions?



Problem 2. Importing Sony F3 footage into iMovie?

Editing a short movie (school project) that was shot on a Sony F3. I need to know the correct process to import this footage into iMovie.

Thanks for the help

Problem 3. How to load Sony NEX-F3 MTS to iMovie for editing on Mac?

I’m using this Sony NEX-F3 camera at 3 month. It’s really amazing taking pictures at night both inside and outside. With stabilizing the camera, shooting at night landscape I can get very clear images. It’s very easy to setup the camera even the shortcuts at the manual mode. The recording in HD resolution has a good quality, even seen on Full HD LED TV. But the recorded file is AVCHD format. That means the 1080/60i MTS/M2TS recordings are can’t be edited directly in iMovie on Mac OS X. How to convert Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD MTS/M2TS recordings to iMovie editable video format on Mac OS X.

Thanks for your expert help.

You can see, many Sony NEX-F3 camera fans have problems in workflow for import/load Sony NEX-F3 MTS footage to Final Cut Pro, FCP X, FCE, iMovie etc. on Mac Mountain Lion, but it seems that the solutions above doesn’t function well.

Don’t worry! Here let’s take a Rational and comprehensive view of this frustration:

First, below is Sony Nex-F3 supported format:

The Answer as follow:

First, here I recommend Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. Which gives me the fastest Sony NEX-F3 MTS to AIC for iMovie conversion and best video/audio setting. Now I will share my best and easiest solution about convert Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to iMovie perfectly supported video format- the Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) MOV format.

Required software:

Free Download Pavtube Mac MTS to iMovie Converter

Step 1: Install and run Pavtube MTS to iMovie Converter for Mac Mountain Lion and load the 1080i 60 MTS files to it.

Tip: If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for iMovie, tick the “Merge into one” box. This Mac AVCHD to iMovie converter also works as the MTS/M2TS joiner.

Step 2: Click on “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu; move your pointer to “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” which is the AVCHD transcoding format you need for iMovie. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can set the video frame rate as 23.976fps, video size as 1920*1080 and keep 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing MTS files in iMovie on Mac Mountain Lion.

Step 4: Start to convert Sony NEX-F3 MTS to AIC for iMovie on Mac via clicking the “Convert” button. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

After the Pavtube AVCHD/MTS to iMovie conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible with iMovie via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly.

Now, don’t hesitate to import the and edit Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD/MTS footages in iMovie no longer with any importing or editing trouble on Mac/Mac OS X Lion/Mac Mountain Lion and more.

Tip 1. If you want to burn MTS videos to DVD, I recommend Pavtube DVD Creator.

Tip 2. Pavtube Studio is announcing 2012 Summer Promotion Activity – 20% Discount MTS Converter (Windows/Mac), If you are interested, please click here:

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