Summary: Failure to import Sony CX240 60p AVCHD MTS files to iMovie for basic editing? No worry, this guide will help you out of this problem. It explains a workaround to transcode Sony CX240 60p AVCHD MTS files to Apple’s InterMediate Codec for editing in iMovie with lossless quality.
“Hi, there all, so I had recently gotten a Sony HDR CX240 and I came upon an issue while importing its 60p AVCHD footage to iMovie for basic editing. It seems that iMovie won’t import 60p CX240 .mts files at all. I’ve done some searching and confirmed that iMovie doesn’t work with 60p files. Is converting the .MTS into a different format the only way to go about this? And if so, which is the absolute best program to do so? If I’m forced to convert formats, I’d like to convert while maintaining the original quality of the .MTS. I’m hoping someone that has this handycam or a similar handycam could help me with the issue. Thanks.”
If your most concern is preserving original quality of your Sony AVCHD footage, you can give Video Converter for Mac a shot. It is considered as the best program to convert Sony HDR CX240 60p AVCHD files to Apple InterMediate Codec for editing in iMovie with lossless quality.
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“After trying about 6 different programs yours was the only one that correctly converted my MTS files for editing in iMovie’11 and FCP X. Thanks!” – Tyler
”I LOVE YOUR SOFTWARE! I tried many others first and yours was the first I found that actually worked, and it is extremely powerful. I am using videos from a Sony AVCHD Handycam. The videos are in MTS format with an h.264 codec. The original files were incompatible with my current software and also were far too compressed (MEMORY HOGS) for newer software. I particularly like that I can import directly from my camera SD (saves me steps and time). Thank you!” – Israel
The best way to convert Sony HDR CX240 60p AVCHD files to AIC MOV for iMovie
Step 1: Open up our Video Converter for Mac as a Sony HDR CX240 Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: 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 HDR CX240 60p AVCHD MTS to iMovie AIC conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing with iMovie’11/9/8.
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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