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iMovie can help us to make some movie magic. Do you like editing HD videos with it? If you have got some HD viedeos from Sony NXCAM HXR-NX5U camcorder, you are likely to import files to iMovie for further editing and get a better effect for sharing with your family and friends. However, from googling, I found some users met some incompatible errors when they tried to ingest HXR-NX5U AVCHD MTS files to iMovie.

Through the professional analysis, we have to tell you that AVCHD(MPEG-4 AVC/H.264) is not a good editing format. It needs a powerful Mac os x system to smoothly support the format. Besides this, iMovie is designed to edit AIC format instead AVCHD. To imput Sony NX5U videos HD .mts videos into iMovie without any trouble, you'd better encode AVCHD to AIC before importing. It menas you have to download a professional Mac MTS Convert tool to help you to do the conversion. You can free download one from Google. Here I take Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as an example.

The MTS Convert tool not only can transcode AVCHD to iMovie, Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro NLE's video formats, but also can reformat MTS/M2TS with original video quality. Below are the easy conversion steps for you.


Step 1. Install the program I recommend on your Mac OS X computer. Run it and add .mts/.m2ts files from NXCAM HXR-NX5U to it.

Step 2. Choose iMovie’s native format Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) as the best output format.

Step 3. To get the best quality, please click “Setting” to set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/25p/30p) freely as you need.

Tip: If your resource file is 1080 30p/60i, I advice you set your video size as 1920×1080, frame rate as 30fps.


Step 4. Click “convert” to start converting AVCHD to iMovie playable format for importing and editing with iMovie.

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Hernry 06/03/2017 11:34

You may also try this method to convet AVCHD MTS, M2TS to iMovie

Sunshine 08/04/2016 08:57

I use iDealshare VideoGo to achieve this convert and import AVCHD to iMovie task.
According to my test, it can easily convert any AVCHD like .mts, .m2ts to iMovie with this guide from http://www.idealshare.net/imovie-fcp/avchd-imovie.html

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