Summary: Tips and Tricks for Sony HDR-CX700V AVCHD and iMovie/FCE: In order to import and edit Sony HDR-CX700V MTS into iMovie, FCE smoothly, you need transcode Sony AVCHD to iMovie, Final Cut Express compatible format on Mac OS X.
True HD video recording is at your fingertips with the Handycam HDR-CX700V. Full 1920 x 1080 resoultion video plus 12-megapixel still image capture give you the options you need for those special moments. Manual iris, shutter, exposure, and white balance control mean you have shooting flexibility. A 3 touchscreen makes running the camera easy. And a whopping 96GB of internal flash memory will store up to 40 hours of HD footage.
The 1920 x 1080/50p mode records at a very high frame rate in progressive mode, capturing 50 Full HD frames every second for extra-clear results. But for many CX700V users, some problems are coming up: when importing 50p AVCHD to iMovie/FCE from Sony CX700V for editing on Mac OS X, they find neither iMovie or FCE will accept this 50/60p AVCHD format.
As far as I know, AVCHD is not a good editing format for NLE system including iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, etc, especially the non-standard 1080 60p AVCHD format. Then how to import Sony HDR-CX700V 1080/50p videos to iMovie, FCE for editing without any issue? Well, if you make the recordings editable before taking to the program, the incompatible error won't happen any more. The most favorite format for FCE and iMovie is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)”, so you can use Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to achieve the goal in a fast way.
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This Mac AVCHD converter can easily convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS/M2T to any other format, like DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC for iMovie/FCE, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, etc with best quality at a fast speed. Besides transcoding, the program also provide you with some simple editing features, such as merging several videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects, text/image/video watermarks and add srt/ass/ssa subtitles to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list.
Now free download the AVCHD to AIC Converter for Mac and follow the below guide to reformat CX700V AVCHD files to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for editing in iMovie/FCE.
Step 1. Load 1080p MTS/M2TS files from Sony CX700V to the professional AVCHD to iMovie/FCE Converter for Mac.
Connect the Sony HDR-CX700V to your Apple with USB 2.0. Launch AVCHD to iMovie/FCE Converter for Mac and then click the "Add video" button to import your Sony CX700V 1080p MTS/M2TS files. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert. If your MTS/M2TS files have already been transferred to your Apple hard drive, you can easily drag them to the best Mac AVCHD to iMovie/FCE Converter.
1. If you have multiple 1080p MTS/M2TS files, you can select the "Merge into one file" box to merge them into one single file for iMovie/FCE so that you can play these files without interruption.
2. Double click the selected file and you cam preview it.
Step 2: Select an output format for iMovie/FCE and set the output folder.
Click on the "Format" 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 "Browse" icon as you need.
Step 3: Click on the "Settings" icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
Click the "Settings" icon and you will go into a new interface named "Profile Settings". 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.
1. 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps/29.97fps as video bitrate are the most suitable video parameters for editing in iMovie.
2. If you want to reduce the video size, you can change video size from 1920*1080 to 1440*1080 or 1280*720.
Step 4. Transcode Sony CX700V AVCHD MTS files to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE with 30fps and 5.1 channels on Mac.
Click the "Convert" button, start converting Sony CX700V 1080p MTS files to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the "Conversion" interface.
Step 5: When the Mac MTS to AIC conversion is 100% completed, open iMovie and FCE to transfer the converted footages to iMovie/FCE.
The best AVCHD to iMovie Converter for Mac is not only helpful to get MTS footages from Sony CX700V into iMovie on Mac, but also does a great job in converting AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, DNxHD forAvid Media Composer, AIC MOV for FCE, etc.
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