Transfer Sony Alpha A57 recordings to iMovie for editing without any trouble
The new Sony Alpha A57 SLR Digital AVCHD Camera with innovative Translucent Mirror Technology. With a 16.1MP APS-C Exmor HD CMOS sensor, directs incoming light to the CMOS image sensor and the AF sensor at the same time, allowing full-time continuous AF during both still and video shooting. Thus, you can sharpness when recording full HD 1080p video or photographing at up to 12 fps. Such a powerful HD Camera, are you the owners? If so, you may wanna import and edit Sony Alpha A57 1080p file in iMoevie and meet some trouble about incompatible format on your Mac.
In fact, the iMovie can not support AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS files, it means you have to transcode Sony A57 recording file to surpported video format for iMovie with a third software. Here I take Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as example, it can convert any AVCHD Camera file to iMovie best video format AIC ( Apple InterMediate Codec ) at fast speed. The best Sony SLT-A57 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to iMovie Converter review from a User: I have been very satisfied with the conversion performance. I usually just get it set up with a large batch and let it run over night. The next day all of my files are ready to go. Bellow is the user steps sharing, please follow it.
Step1: Connect the Sony SLT-A57 to your Apple with USB2.0. Install and launch Sony SLT-A57 AVCHD to iMovie Converter for Mac and then click the adding button to import your 1080p MTS/M2TS files. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert. If your MTS/M2TS have already been transferred to your Apple hard drive, you can easily drag them to the top Sony A57 MTS Converter for Mac.
Tip: If you have multiple 1080p MTS/M2TS files, you can select the â€śMerge into oneâ€ť box to merge them into one single file for iMovie so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step2: Click on the â€śFormatâ€ť and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie and FCE. Then you can set the output folder by clicking â€śBrowseâ€ť icon as you need.
Step 3: Click the â€śSettingsâ€ť icon and you will go into a new interface named â€śProfile Settingsâ€ť. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Note: Set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 and keep 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing shootage file in iMovie.
Step4: Click the â€śConvertâ€ť button; it will convert Sony A57 1080p MTS files to AIC for iMovie on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the â€śConversionâ€ť interface.
Afterthe fast Sony A57 AVCHD files to AIC Conversion for iMovie, you are capable of ingest the Sony A57 MTS/M2TS 1080p files to iMovie via clicking on â€śImportâ€ť button effortlessly. Now you can easily transafer and import the converted Sony A57 MTS/M2TS files to iMovie for editing with high quality without any trouble.
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