The new Sony HXR-NX30 is an ultra-compact, palm-sized, professional NXCAM camcorder compatible with the latest full HD formats including 1080/60p video. It features a 26.0mm ultra wide-angle lens with 10x optical zoom (35mm equivalent: 26-260mm) and a back-illuminated 1/2.88-inch type Exmor R CMOS sensor for outstanding versatility.
After showing off your Full HD videos, you will be disappointed when you want to import Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD footages to iMovie and find all MTS/M2TS files are greyed out, which means that iMovie can not recognize 1080/60p AVCHD files.
In fact, the Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD recordings with the codec H.264/MPEG-4 are highly compressed for saving storage space and smooth playback, but are not suitable for editing. Plus, iMovie can not always successfully recognize footages at 60fps. So, how to make Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD files work with iMovie on Mac OS X?
The best and easy solution is to convert Sony HXR-NX30 AVCHD to iMovie favorable video format Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC). The top Mac AVCHD to AIC MOV Converter is recommended here, applying which you are not only able to transcode 1080/60p AVCHD files to 1080/30p MOV files with AIC codec for your iMovie, but also capable of combining several clips into one for easy importing/editing into iMovie.
Guide: Transcode Sony HXR-NX30 to iMoive AIC MOV on Mac
1. Run the top MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, and load your MTS/M2TS files from Sony Sony HXR-NX30 to it.
2. Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as export.
3. Click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc. 30fps bitrate(25fps for PAL), and 1920*1080 video size will be optimal settings.
4. Hit the convert button to start the 1080 60p AVCHD to AIC .mov conversion for iMovie on Mac OS X(Mac Mountain Lion 10.8 is included).
The conversion will need several minutes. After that, the AIC .mov files are ready for importing to iMovie for editing on Mac without rendering or any other problem.
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