I bought a Sony HDR CX350V because Apple said that the HD videos (AVCHD Format) could be downloaded into iMovie 11. I recently tried but iMovie does not see the videos on the Sony. I followed the instructions on their web page with no luck. I also tried to save the files as archive files but that didn't work. Any suggestions? I'm new to Mac and I take tons of videos of the kids and I do not want to switch back to my Dell laptop (which can't process HD movies without skipping them). Thanks in advance!
Sony HDR-CX350V can record 1920 x 1080 Full HD video, but the Full HD video is AVCHD format. As we know, the AVCHD videos often cause a few problems when the users intend to edit these videos in FCP, iMovie, FCE or other Mac video editing programs like the above user. Do you also want to import Sony HDR-CX350 AVCHD to iMovie '11 for editing? In this article we will talk about how to make Sony HDR-CX350 AVCHD editable for iMovie on Mac OS X.
Although Sony HDR-CX350V is listed on Apple's iMovie '11 Supported Cameras site, the user still failed. We diagnose the problem. You may try importing from the Card Reader. If the Card reader is recognized by iMovie, you may have to copy the internal memory clips (if any) to a memory card in order to import the clips on the internal memory. While, if not, you’d better take the common and easiest solution- transcode Sony HDR-CX350V AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Code(AIC), more friendly format for iMovie. In that case, we recommend the best AVCHD to AIC Converter that allows you to convert AVCHD videos to iMovie favorable format AIC on Mac easily with the preset profile for iMovie/FCE. Besides, this Mac AVCHD converter is also available for you to convert AVCHD/AVCHD Lite to ProRes for FCP.
Step 1: After the installation of the AVCHD to iMovie Converter, you can launch it and import your MTS/M2TS files to it. Tip: To join multiple MTS/M2TS files into one file for easier editing in iMovie '11, please tick the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2: Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu and then select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov), which is the best format for iMovie with the proper video codec. Note: To get a perfect output video for editing in iMovie, please click the Setting icon to do some audio/video settings. Here you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best quality for editing Sony HDR-CX350V MTS in iMovie '11.
The SLT-A99 Digital Camera from Sony is a 35mm full frame digital camera body equipped with Sony's translucent mirror technology. This enables it to shoot without the delay of a reflex mirror, and its Dual Autofocus System to continuously monitor and alter its focus in real time. Recording on a 24.3MP resolution Exmor CMOS sensor, the A99 has great image quality and low-light sensitivity, while using the speed of the translucent mirror and BIONZ Image Processor to record images at 6fps in continuous shooting mode.
Full HD 1080p recording is supported with this camera and also makes use of the high-speed Translucent Mirror Technology for continuous autofocus, even while using Live View to monitor your shooting. The AVCHD format is used and allows recording of 60 frames per second (60p) for outstanding clarity and motion detail.
Recording application problem:
Can the 1080 60p footages generated from Sony A99 be recognized by iMovie/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro/Kdenlive? The a99 gives the ability to record Full HD 1080 video at a spectrum of professional frame rates, including 60p, 60i and 24p. But is it compatible with iMovie/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro/Kdenlive and other editing software on Mac?
AVCHD format in fact is not supported by many editing software, it is not good for editing due to the codec. So if you want to transfer Sony A99 1080 60p files to iMovie/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro/Kdenlive, you need to convert first. You can convert Sony A99 AVCHD to best editing codec and format, and then you can edit Sony A99 footages in iMovie/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro/Kdenlive smoothly without rendering. Below is a guide for you to transcode Sony A99 1080 60p AVCHD to [b]iMovie[/b]/[b]FCE[/b]/Avid/[b]Premiere Pro[/b]/Kdenlive best format.
Install and run the Mac AVCHD Converter as the best Sony AVCHD to iMovie/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro/Kdenlive Converter, and directly drag and drop Sony 1080 60p A99 AVCHD videos.
Step 2. Select output video format compatible with iMovie/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro/Kdenlive.
Click the drop-down list in the Format line to get the format box. Then choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov), it's best for iMovie and FCE, you can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD for Avid editing, and choose Adobe Premiere -> MOV for Premiere, or choose QuickTime MOV for Kdenlive.
Step 3. Adjust the output video's parameters as you want.
Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings. Change the Size to 1920*1080, the and set frame rate as 30fps.
Step 4. Convert Sony A99 1080 60p MTS/M2TS to iMovie/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro/Kdenlive for editing on Mac OS X.
Click the "Convert" button to start converting Sony A99 MTS/M2TS to MOV on Mac for iMovie/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro/Kdenlive. With this Sony A99 AVCHD to MOV Converter, you can edit Sony A99 video in iMovie/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro/Kdenlive smoothly.
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