Summary: This article will quickly walk you through how to convert Sony HDR-CX190/CX200/CX210 MTS files to iMovie native format Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), so that you can import and edit the Sony Handycam Camcorders AVCHD footage in iMovie smoothly on Mac.
Source:Sony Handycam video to iMovie: HDR-CX210, CX190, CX200
Sony Handycam Camcorders are great for us to record AVCHD footages when we are travelling or spending holidays. If you have recorded some vivid videos with HDR-CX190, CX200, CX210, the new HDR-PJ790V, PJ780 or other Hanycams, you may have the need to edit Sony AVCHD footage in iMovie before sharing with others. However, the 1080i AVCHD footage is not easy to be edited in iMovie, it takes long time to render, and you can not edit Sony Hndycam MTS files in iMovie smoothly.
Although iMovie has added support for the AVCHD format with a wide range of HD camcorders, to make Sony CX190/CX200/CX210 1080p AVCHD video files to work well with iMovie, Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is highly recommended to either transcode Sony AVCHD MTS to iMovie native format - Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) and deinterlace 1080i recordings. No matter what version of the Mac NLE apps you are applying, and what Mac system you are working on, this Mac AVCHD Converter will assist you to import MTS/M2TS files to iMovie as well as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Express, etc for editing smoothly. Please follow its step-by-step instruction below to learn how to transcode Sony HDR-CX210/CX190/CX200 AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie.
Convert/Deinterlace Sony HDR-CX210/CX190/CX200 1080i MTS to iMovie
Step 1. Download, install and run the MTS to iMovie Converter to load your source AVCHD footage from Sony Handycam camcorders to the program.
Tip: This Mac MTS to MOV converter supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. Meanwhile, if you wanna combine multiple MTS/M2TS clips into a single v file, you can check the "Merge into one file" box.
Step 2. Click on the dropdown menu of "Format", and then follow "iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".
P.S. This Mac MTS Converter also supports output Apple ProRes format for using in Final Cut Pro, you can link to converting AVCHD to ProRes for FCP to get the tricks.
Step 3. Customize the AVCHD video Settings. You can click "Settings" button to adjust output parameters, such as resolution and bitrate. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is optimal.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button; this top Sony Handycam AVCHD Converter will start transcoding Sony HDR-CX210/CX190/CX200 MTS files to AIC for iMovie on Mac OS X immediately.
Once the conversion completes, you can click "Open" button to get the generated MOV files for iMovie easily. Then, it would be easy to import and edit Sony HDR-CX210/CX190/CX200 footage with iMovie 8/9/10/11.