Are you a Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 user? If so, you should know it can
record Full HD (1080 60p) AVCHD videos. If you also like editing movies to share
with friends or family, you may know that 1080 60p (1080/50p in Europe) MTS
recordings from Sony CX130 can't be edited in some Video Editing Softwares
including FCP/FCE/iMovie. The reason is that the 1080p@60pfs AVCHD is a high
compression format and some Video Editing Softwares can't surpport it well.
From Google, I found some users wanted to know how to import
HDR-CX130 1080/60p AVCHD to iMovie
. As far as we know, AVCHD is not the
natively supported video format of iMovie, but Apple InterMediate Codec is. To
make your Sony MTS/M2TS files work well with iMovie, you need to transcode files
to Apple Intermediate Codec, which is recommended for use with all HD workflows
in iMovie by using a top MTS Converter for iMovie.
Here the best AVCHD to AIC MOV
is highly recommend to you. With it, you are able to convert
Sony CX130 AVCHD MTS to iMovie fully supported video format AIC on Mac OS X
keeping original video quality. I have used it to convert many 1080 60p footages
to 30p or 60i on my MacBook many times with fast speed. And the conveted video
quality is perfect. Below are the easy steps.
1) download and install
the Mac MTS/M2TS Converter for iMovie on your Apple computer and then launch the
program to add Sony CX130 MTS/M2TS videos to it.
Tip: If you wanna join
MTS/M2TS files for easier editing in iMovie, please check the "Merge into one"
2) click on Format > iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple
Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov), which is the iMovie most compatible video
format/codec. Afterwards, set the output folder as you like or just keep the
3) click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video
frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for putting Sony CX130 mts/m2ts
into iMovie for further editing with the best frame rate setting.
click the “Convert” button; this professional Sony AVCHD to iMovie Converter
will start the Sony HDR-CX130 AVCHD to iMovie
conversion on Mac OS X
immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
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