Sony apparently agrees as they decided to release the Sony HDR-TD30V, which is a lot like the model it intends to replace – the HDR-TD20V. People loved the compact form factor of the HDR-TD20V so Sony didn’t make any changes or improvements to the design.
The Sony HDR-TD30V gives you what you expect from a Sony brand camcorder, shoots video in full high definition 1080p, and at 60 fps. Both specs are on par with some of the best HD camcorders we reviewed, and they ensure outstanding quality for your video recording.
As mentioned above, the video format of the Sony HDR-TD30V is 1920x1080 Full HD 24p/60p AVCHD which can help the users to keep the best quality of the videos they captured with less size.
However, while the users enjoy the videos they capture, they will be frustrated with the error message while trying to impot the Sony HDR-TD30V AVCHD to iMovie/FCE. As far as we know, owing to the video codec and computer operating environment, AVCHD is hardly supported by iMovie/FCE.
The most compatible video codec for iMovie/FCE editing is Apple InterMediate Codec, thus the easiest way to make Sony HDR-TD30V MTS be supported by iMovie/FCE is to find a professional third party program to transcode the videos first before importing to iMovie/FCE.
Here Brorsoft Sony HDR-TD30V MTS Converter Mac is highly recommended to you which can help you to convert the AVCHD videos from Sony HDR-TD30V without quality loss.
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Guide: Transcoding Sony HDR-TD30V AVCHD videos to AIC for iMovie/FCE
Step 1: Install and launch the Sony MTS Converter on Mac and load the AVCHD files to it.
Tip: If you wanna combine MTS/M2TS files into one file for iMovie/FCE editing easier and faster, you can click the "Merge into one" box to combine the files into one.
Step 2: Click "Format" and you will get a dropdown menu; iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) is the best compatible video format you need for iMovie/FCE. In addition, you can set the output folder by clicking "Browse" icon as you need.
Step 3: Click the "Settings" icon to make the best settings for editing Sony MTS/M2TS in iMovie/FCE on Mac.
Step 4: Start the AVCHD to AIC conversion for iMovie/FCE on Mac by clicking the "Convert" button.
After the conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible with iMovie/FCE effortlessly. Now you can import and edit Sony HDR-TD30V AVCHD files in iMovie/FCE smoothly.
This Sony HDR-TD30V MTS Converter Mac is preset many output formats for the users to edit and play, such as FCP/Avid/Adobe Premiere/Android and so on. Just download and have a try!