Camcorder enthusiasts must be happy with the release of Sony NEX-VG900. Sony NEX-VG900, an HD video camera with interchangeable lenses as the top-end model of the “Handycam” Series with 35mm full size CMOS image sensor for the first time, approximately 16.1 million effective pixels “Exmor (Exmore)”. What's more,the massive leap forward delivers astounding high quality video in Full HD in 24p, 60p and 60i frame-rates plus uncompressed video via the HDMI out. In other words, however you want it, this VG camcorder delivers with impeccable clarity and buttery-smooth motion.
However, the VG900 users will meet a serious problem that while they are trying to imput recordings from Sony NEX-VG900 to iMovie for further editing, they find that these clips can not be imputed well in iMovie. What's the problem? As we all know that Sony VG900 camcorder records AVCHD format videos, and it uses MPEG-4/H.264 codec, this codec is not good for editing in iMovie. So how to solve the problem?
The best format that iMovie supports is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov), so the most convenient and quick method to solve the incompatible problem is to convert Sony NEX-VG900 1080/60P AVCHD footage to AIC. The first step to solve the problem is to find a AVCHD to iMovie Converter for mac which is a simple tool that can help you convert Sony VG900 AVCHD 60P files to AIC.
Here is a step by step process to make Sony VG900 60p footage edit in iMovie.
Step 1: Install and launch this MTS Converter for Mac. Transfer your Sony NEX-VG900 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)"
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 is better (If the original recordings are 1080 50p, pls set 25fps)
Step 4: Click convert button to start converting Sony VG900 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie on Mac OS X.
After Sony NEX-VG900 AVCHD 60P conversion finished , tap “open” to find the output file, then you can import Sony 1080 60p AVCHD files into iMovie for editing easily.
1. If you want to edit Sony 1080 60p AVCHD files into FCP, you can browse Get Sony NEX-VG900 1080/60P AVCHD footages to work with FCP to get more information.
2. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
3. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
4. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
5. If the supposed size of the input files is 1GB, then the memory space should be up to 40GB.
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