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Convert/Transode HDR-PJ10 MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) MOV for iMovie
  • The Sony Handycam HDR-PJ10 is handheld digital camcorder released in early 2011 alongside the HDR-PJ30V and HDR-PJ50V. It offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV provide stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories. The embedded 16GB flash memory can record and store up to 6 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode).
  • Recently, we often received plenty of complaints from our customers about their frustrating experience of editing HDR PJ10 AVCHD footages with iMovie 9, even iMovie 11. Although iMovie 11 claims to give full support of AVCHD videos, it’s not always true. There are always some problems of importing process in the first beginning or about the unexpected crash issue, or the output files have some strange artifacts. Anyway, editing native HDR-PJ10 1080P AVCHD videos in iMovie directly is not that smooth.
    So following is the step-by-step tutorial about how to convert HDR-PJ10 1080P AVCHD Video to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) for further editing with iMovie 9/11.
  • Preparation: Connect Sony HDR-PJ10 Camcorder to iMac/Mac Book. On the left hand, there's a port of USB cable for you. Import the 1920*1080/60P AVCHD files that you want to deal with into hard drive. After transferring to MAC, the footages become files with extensions of .mts.
  • Step 1: Add or import HDR-PJ10 1080P MTS files to Brorsoft HDR-PJ10 Converter for Mac.
    Download and set up the Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. Run the program as the most easy-to-use HDR-PJ10 Converter for Mac. Click the "Add" button on the up-left corner of top tool bar, by clicking it or dragging & dropping the video directly you can import the .MTS files to the program. Plus, multiple files are allowed to be imported altogether.
    Step 2: Select Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format for iMovie 9/11
    In order to convert AVCHD to AIC for iMovie, you just need select AIC (*.mov) as output format for iMovie. Please click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then follow “iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”.
  • Step 3: Adjust audio and video settings
    The Mac MTS Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding HDR-PJ10 MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC). Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel, etc. If you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features please set video size to 1920*1080. Or set smaller bitrate to further cut down export file size.
  • Step 4: Convert/transcode HDR-PJ10 MTS files to AIC
    Click “Convert” button to start transcoding MTS to iMovie AIC. With perfect audio and video synchronization technology, the Mac MTS to AIC Converter will never cause you any audio and video out of sync issues, which is much better than other similar tools in the market. When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the final output AIC MOV files with ease.
  • More info about Brorsoft MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) Converter for Mac
    The best MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) Converter for Mac can deals with AVCHD footage straightly from Sony, Panasonic, JVC and various other camcorders and exports HD contents encoded in various codecs for editing and playing back. The FCP friendly codecs includes Apple ProRes family (ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422 Proxy, ProRes 4444), DVCPRO, HDV, Apple Intermediate codec, etc.