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A6000 footage in iMovie - Edit Sony A6000 1080/60p/60i AVCHD in iMovie 11/9/8

In this page, I will list some tips and tricks for importing 1080p 60fps AVCHD files from Sony Alpha a6000 to iMovie under Mac OS X.

The Sony A6000 is a great overall camera for more advanced photographers who want something smaller than a DSLR, especially if they need the continuous - shooting speed. It allows you to record 1080/60p AVCHD MTS video.

Video Mode : AVCHD: PS - 1920x1080/60p @28Mbps FX - 1920x1080/60i @24Mbps FH - 1920x1080/60i @17Mbps FX - 1920x1080/24p @24Mbps FH - 1920x1080/24p @17Mbps MP4: HD - 1440x1080/30fps @12Mbps, VGA - 640x480/30fps @3Mbps
Video Format : AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC, 2ch

I’ve tried to get 1080p 60fps AVCHD footage from Sony A6000 to work in iMovie. But when I try, it won’t import.

The real reason is that iMovie can’t support AVCHD files. You may also be troubled by the similar problem. To get rid of the issues, you will need to transcode Sony A6000 AVCHD to Apple InterMediate Codec, a more “edit” friendly codec for iMovie. Now I share the guide with you how to convert Sony A6000 AVCHD footage to iMovie friendly format using Brorsoft Mac MTS to iMovie Converter.

With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode AVCHD footage shot from Sony A6000 for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and more. Just download it and keep reading for a brief how-to on each process.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5.8)

How to convert and import Sony A6000 1080P AVCHD file to iMovie

1. Add AVCHD to the converter

Plug the camcorder to the computer after lunching the software and the program will automatically detect and display them for you to select. In case the .mts or .m2ts files are already on the computer, you can drag and drop them in the main interface, or click Add button to import them.

Tip: If you want to merge several AVCHD clips into a long video, just check Merge into one file box.

2. Choose iMovie compatible format

Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov). It's the best format for editing Sony Alpha A6000 AVCHD in iMovie 8/9/11.

3. Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac MTS Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings. 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 to your required ones.

4. Start to convert AVCHD clips to iMovie

Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Sony a6000 AVCHD to AIC .mov for importing to iMovie on Mac.

After the conversion is finished, just run iMovie program and import the generated .mov files. You will find the output video work on iMovie 8/9/11 perfectly.

Additional Tips:

Besides iMovie, this MTS/M2TS to iMovie converter can also help you transcode MTS, M2TS videos to Final Cut Pro X/7/6, FCE, Avid Media Composer 4/56/7, Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4, Adobe After Effects and more NELs. Just choose a proper format in the second step.

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