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How to Convert and Open Sony 3D AVCHD MTS in iMovie on Mac

In order to get more funny and professional recording videos, Sony, as one of the camcorder leaders, devoted to get truetheater 3D MTS video format in their camcorders, like Sony 3D DEV-5, Sony TD30V, .etc. Many users want to share the Sony 3D MTS videos with their family members or friends after editing in some NLEs, such as FCP, iMovie and so on. However, they will meet the importing problem while trying to open Sony 3D MTS files in iMovie or other NLEs. And they may encounter problems like this:

"I got some Sony 3D MTS videos from my client. And I want to transfer the MTS videos to iMovie for further editing. However, they were refused by iMovie. I can not import the 3D videos to iMovie directly. How should I do? Help me, thank you!"

As we all know, 2D AVCHD videos are hardly supported by iMovie, or other NLEs owing to its heavy codec and high compression rate. Although 3D AVCHD is a good video format for recording and playing, it is more complex to import 3D AVCHD footage into iMovie for further editing.

Since 3D MTS media files are not included on iMovie 8/9/11 natively supported video format list, reformatting Sony 3D MTS videos to iMovie acceptable format is a have-to-do step if you are much eager to import and edit Sony 3D AVCHD in iMovie. Then which App can help you do the conversion work fastly? At this time, the third party program entitled Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter Mac is highly recommended. It's professional on transcoding 3D MTS videos to Apple InterMediate Codec MOV - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie (no matter iMovie HD, iMovie 08, iMovie 09, or iMovie 11). What's more, this 3D AVCHD Converter for Mac is also preset various output formats for editing tools, such as ProRes for Final Cut Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPG/WMV for Adobe Premiere, etc.

Free download the Sony 3D MTS Converter Mac:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Convert and Import Sony 3D MTS to iMovie

Step 1: Launch Converter on Mac, and then click the "Add" button to load the 3D .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 3D .mts files to the application UI.

Tip: If you want to merge multiple MTS files into one for easy editing, please tick the box "Merge into one file" to merge all the imported clips.

Step 2: Click "format" column to select "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format for iMovie 8/9/11.

Tip: Before conversion, you can click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings for iMovie: Please set 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps for users in NTSC area and 25fps in PAL area as video bitrate to get the best video quality.

Step 3: Tap the Arrow "Convert" icon under the preview window, and the program will start transcode Sony 3D MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie.

Once the conversion finished, press the "Open" button on the main interface to get the converted AIC MOV videos. Now you can edit the transcoded Sony MTS videos in iMovie without any problem via "File > Import > Movies..." .

Related Guides:

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Convert MTS to Sony Movie Studio
Import MTS files to Sony Vegas Pro
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How to Convert and Merge MTS files
Edit M2TS files in Adobe Premiere Pro
Import 60P AVCHD to Sony Vegas Pro
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How to Transcode MTS to MP4/AVI/MKV/MOV/MPEG

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