Failed loading Sony HXR-MC2500 AVCHD files into iMovie? Transcoding them to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) would solve the problem. Learn how to convert XAVC media for iMovie editing via using a helpful best AVCHD/MTS converter.
“Hello, I have been editing with iMovie 10.1.5 on my iMac running OS 10.10 for years. It’s stable and works like a charm. I recently updated to High Sierra and downloaded the update to FCP X and Compressor. What a mess! iMovie is glitchy and I can’t get my Sony HXR-MC2500 footage importing to it. I’ve been doing lots of reading and others are having the same issues with macOS High Sierra. Does anyone know if it’s possible to go through this issue? – Sherry Sabatine”
The HXR-MC2500 provides a professional look and shooting style which is ideal for weddings, corporate communications or education facilities. While light and easily portable, its full Shoulder Mount design means your clients immediately know you mean business. AVCHD is a highly efficient data compression format which greatly reduces memory requirements, maximizing the benefits of file-based recording with high image quality in a small file size. If for any reason you are unable to deal with Sony AVCHD/MTS footage in iMovie, you are suggested converting the footage to AIC first. Here’s a guide telling you how to do this.
As the MPEG4 AVC/H.264 codec .mts files are not standard AVCHD format and thus are not supported by editing software like iMovie. The easy workaround to import and edit Sony HXR-MC2500 videos in iMovie is to convert the MTS files to iMovie preferred editing format i.e. Apple Intermediate Codec. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is highly recommended here, the best choice for you.
This professional Mac ultimate converter can generate best editing format/codec for filmmakers and video enthusiasts to use in different NLE apps, such as iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro X, Sony Vegas Pro and more. If you’re using Windows, please turn to Windows version – Acrok Video Converter Ultimate. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding Sony HXR-MC2500 AVCHD to iMovie.
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Step 1. After downloading, install and run this Mac MTS to iMovie Converter, just click the Add button to load the footage to the software. Batch conversion is supported, so you can add as many videos as possible.
Step 2. On the main interface, go to menu bar “iMovie and Final Cut Express”- then click “iMovie AIC (*.mov)” as output. The proper frame rate, bit rate, resolution and other settings will be set by default.
Step 3. Hit he button for “Convert” and start converting Sony HXR-MC2500 AVCHD/MTS to AIC MOV video immediately. Once the conversion finished, you can run the Adobe program to import and edit the converted Sony HXR-MC2500 files in iMovie without any rendering or incompatibility problem.
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