When surfing online, it seems that a lot of people have the issue about importing AVCHD .mts footage to iMovie for editing from Panasonic/Canon/Sony AVCHD camcorders. Below is a quote from discussion.apple.com:
"In iMovie 08, I have to to trancode all my AVCHD footage to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec) in order to do editing. Very frustrating. Is there an easier way to help me transcode my Sony HDR-SR11 AVCHD Footage to AIC for use in iMovie? Does iMovie 09 support natively AVCHD files?"
Have you caught into the similar situation? No worry. The article here will mainly help you transcode AVCHD .mts video to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec) for easily importing into iMovie via a powerful AVCHD to AIC converter- Foxreal Video Converter for Mac.
To start, you should know the iMovie 08 and iMovie 09 can't edit AVCHD .mts files from Panasonic HDC-TM700, HDC-HS700, HDC-SD700/SD600, Sony HDR-SR11, Sony CX350, Sony CX550, Canon HF200, Canon HV30 and other AVCHD camcorders.
The Apple Intermediate Codec is a video codec designed to be an intermediate format in an HDV workflow. It features high performance and quality, being less processor intensive to work with than other editing formats. The AIC doesn't use temporal compression, enabling every frame to be decoded immediately without decoding other frames, although the AIC takes three to four times more space than HDV. The Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) is recommended for use with all HD workflows in iMovie and Final Cut Express (FCE).
Below is the step-by-step instructure on how to transcode AVCHD to AIC via Foxreal AVCHD to iMovie Converter.
Step 1: Run Foxreal Video Converter for Mac as the perfect AVCHD MTS to iMovie converter, and add your AVCHD footage into this program.
Step 2: Choose AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec) to export for iMovie.
Click on "Format" drop-down list, you could see a optimized profile list for various media devices and applications, such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Android, iPad, etc. Just select "QuickTime Movie Format < Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as the output format.
Step 3: Click on the Convert button to start converting and transcoding AVCHD .mts to AIC for iMovie. Once the conversion is finished, you could get the converted AVCHD files from its default folder determined by this Foxreal Video Converter for Mac. And then you could import them to iMovie for edting with ease.
That's all! Hope the transcoding AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec for iMovie will make the experience of editing AVCHD .mts footage in iMovie easier and faster.
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