Sony VG-30 has achieved impressive film-like recording with breathtaking quality and the footage is recorded in both AVCHD format high definition video and MPEG-2 format standard definition video, which is very suitable for people who are looking for a capable Handycam.
Most users choose AVCHD format to get high quality videos and they may want to create and edit the footage on Mac to perfect the effect. While, it seems to be unlucky that most users fond that Sony NEX-VG30 footages cannot be recognized by iMovie. That’s probably due to the 1080 60p/50p AVCHD output. Here we offer you the workaround to enable you to have smooth editing with Sony NEX-VG30 60p/50p AVCHD in iMovie '11.
After trying to transcode some 1080 60p AVCHD .mts/.m2ts for testing many times, finally we got an easy way to transfer Sony VG30 Full HD recordings to Mac with iMovie software. You can convert NEX-VG30 footage to iMovie '11 friendly codec AIC, which is intermediate format that features high performance and quality, being less processor-intensive to work with on Mac OS X. And the MTS Converter for Mac OS X is the tool we applied.
Get Sony NEX-VG30 1080p AVCHD files to iMovie '11 import help on Mac OS X
Step 1: Install and run the Sony VG30 AVCHD Converter for Mac. Transfer your VG30 footages to the converter. If you want, you can merge several AVCHD clips by ticking “Merge into one” box.
Step 2: Click "format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the target format.
Step 3: You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps (If the original recordings are 1080 50p, set 25fps) for smooth editing in iMovie.
Step 4: Click convert button to start transcoding 108060p AVCHD to AIC .mov for iMovie '11 losslessly on Mac OS X.
After the conversion, you can click “open” button to find the output file, then you can import Sony NEX-VG30 AVCHD files to iMovie '11 for editing without troubles.
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