Making Sony A5000 1080P/24fps/60fps MTS footage working with iMovie 8/9/11
Step-by-step guide for you to convert and import Sony Alpha A5000 1080P AVCHD videos to iMovie 11/09/08 with Brorsoft MTS to AIC MOV Converter for Mac.
Sony a5000 Video Specifications
1080p at 24fps AND 60fps
E-Mount (One of the best mounts for adapting lenses.
Flip up screen
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Zoom Lens (OSS = Image Stabilization)
"Hi, there. I have just purchased a Sony A5000 last month, which is a super-compact mirrorless camera according to Sony. I've been using it to film a lot over the last 2 weeks and now I want to import A5000 AVCHD MTS to iMovie to do some basic editing, but it seems that iMovie can not open the A5000 1080p at 24fps AND 60fps mts footages at all. Why? Can anyone help me out please? "
Well, the MTS footage is highly-compressed content which is not so friendly for editing software, especially on Mac. Currently iMovie can’t support MTS footage from Sony A5000 well, that's why you have problems when you import Sony a5000 video footage to iMovie.
The common practice for Sony A5000 MTS workflow with iMovie is, get a Mac AVCHD Converter- Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and transcode Sony A5000 MTS footage to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec), the well-acknowledged optimal editing format for iMovie(11). By converting .MTS files to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) you save both time and trouble, as AIC video will be processed by iMovie naturally without rendering, and all you need is drag and drop the result video for prompt editing.
Below I will take this MTS to iMovie Converter app to show you how to convert Sony A5000 MTS to AIC MOV in details. Overall, the program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used a Mac AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8), Mavericks(10.9), Yosemite(10.10) and El Capitan(10.11). It is free, clean and safe to install and use.
Download MTS to iMovie Converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
How to transcode Sony A6000 1080p 24fps and 60fps MTS video to AIC MOV on Mac
Step 1. Run the best MTS to iMovie Converter on Mac. Then add 1080p .MTS, .M2TS file to the program.
Tip: Check the box of “Merge into one file”, you can join MTS clips together.
Step 2. Click “Format” and move your pointer to “iMovie and Final Cut Express” Category and choose “Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” format. It ensures the perfect editing with your MTS files in iMovie program.
Step 3. Freely set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate（from 1Mbps to 20Mbps）, frame rate (24p/25p/30p) by clicking “Settings”. If your raw MTS file is 1080 50p, you need to set the frame rate as 25p while 1080 60p for 30p.
Step 4. Start the fast 1080 60p MTS to AIC conversion for iMovie via clicking Convert button.
After the conversion, click “open” to find the converted video. Then you can smoothly put the Sony Alpha A5000 1080 60P mts file to iMovie for editing via “File > Import > Movies…”.
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