Are you planning to edit your 60p AVCHD recordings from Sony A99 with iMovie? If so, I'm sorry to tell you iMovie doesn't support 60p AVCHD format, including 720@60fps. As we all know, Sony and
Apple all say the latest version iMovie 11 can recognise the AVCHD .mts, in fact this excludes 60p. How to smoothy get the Full HD A99 60p video to your iMovie? You may have got the way to
make 60p MTS editable for iMovie. Because it is easy to find an AVCHD Converter from Googling to reformat 60p
AVCHD to a native format for editing in iMovie. But do you know how to get the best quality for importing to iMovie? Do you know what format is iMovie's native frmat?
If you use the professional AVCHD to AIC Converter to do the conversion, you will get the converted video with the best editing quality. It has the built-in iMovie profile for you easily to find iMovie's native format AIC with 30fps, 29.97 fps, 24fps, ect. Besides, you can freely set the video/audio settings to get the best quality as you need. Below is the easy guide on how to transcode Sony A99 60p AVCHD video to iMovie friendly format with HD.
Step 1. Install the top tool.
Download and insatll the MTS Converter on iMac.
Step 2. Import files.
Click "file" to add 60p .mts files from Sony A99 to the convert program. You can directly drag and drop several videos to it.
Step 3. Select the output format
Choose "Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” from "Format > iMovie and FCE".
Step 4. Start the Conversion.
As soon as everthing is ready, pls clcik "Convert" button to begin converting 60p AVCHD to iMovie video format.
Some useful tricks:
1) If you want to combine MTS fiels, pls click "Merge into one" icon before the conversion.
2) If necessary, you can freely set video resolution, bitrate, frame rate by clicking “Settings” after choosing the format.
3) If your resource file is 1080p, you'd better set the parameter as the below picture.
Have a good time on editing and playing Sony A99 recorded HD movies.