How can I import 1080/60p AVCHD from Sony HXR-NX3/1 to iMovie for editing? If you experience any issues editing HXR-NX3/1 60p AVCHD video in iMovie, you are in the right place. This post displays a workaround to transcode Sony HXR-NX3/1 1080/60p AVCHD to AIC .mov for use in iMovie with optimum performance.
How can I convert 1080 60p AVCHD videos from Sony HXR-NX3 for iMovie editing?
“Hi, there, iMovie’11 will not import 1080 60p AVCHD videos directly from my Sony HXR-NX3 camcorder. Someone told me that the easy workaround is to copy the video files to the hard drive and then rewrap the 1080 60p (.mts and .m2ts) videos into QuickTime (.mov) movies, using either Media Converter. Using Media Converter to wrap AVCHD seems to work at first, but there are a lot of glitches. You get green frames and incorrect thumbs in the iMovie 11 timeline. You also get square blocking artifacts in the rendered final output movie. I was looking forward to using smaller and higher quality files as my iMovie events, but this seems to be a flawed option. Any other solutions? Please suggest. I would really appreciate any help. Thanks a lot.”
HD Video Converter for Mac will do the trick to transcode HXR-NX3/1 1080/60p AVCHD footage to Apple Intermediate Codec for editing in iMovie smoothly without quality loss. You can download a demo of have a try.
[Guide] How to convert Sony HXR-NX3/1 1080/60p AVCHD files to QuickTime movie format for editing in iMovie?
To do this:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Sony HXR-NX3/1 AVCHD Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Sony HXR-NX3/1 1080/60p AVCHD files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.
Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.
Step 4: Begin Sony HXR-NX3/1 1080/60p AVCHD files to MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.
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