“How to import AVCHD to iMovie on Mac and edit with native codec? I have just bought a Sony camera and the recording format is 1080p AVCHD, I want to edit AVCHD with iMovie on my MacBook, I tried but always failed, can you help me? Thanks!”
A lot of users complained on apple official website that they can’t import recorded AVCHD video files to iMovie software on Mac OS, most of the questions ended with no conclusion. As more and more users encountered this question, I want to share the best way to help you to load AVCHD to iMovie on Mac and edit with native codec, you won’t encounter any importing or editing problems anymore.
The main reason that AVCHD can’t be imported to iMovie is that the AVCHD format not supported by iMovie. AVCHD is mainly for recording but not for editing or playing, so if you need to edit AVCHD in iMovie on Mac the effective way is to convert AVCHD to iMovie best supported video format. From apple official website we know that iMovie best supported video format is Apple InterMediate Codec MOV format, once you transcode AVCHD to AIC codec MOV format, you can easily import AVCHD to iMovie on Mac and edit natively, now you can follow the easy guide below to convert AVCHD video files to native codec for iMovie.
1. Free download HD Video Converter for Mac, this software can help you convert AVCHD to iMovie best supported video codec. What’s more, it has many presetted output formats, like apple prores 422 codec for final cut pro X/7/6, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, and common HD video formats including MOV, AVI, MKV, MP4, etc.
2. Run this AVCHD to iMovie converter, load your AVCHD recordings to this program, and then select output format, for editing in iMovie, please select iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov), this is best format for iMovie editing.
3. You can click settings button to customize the output parameters, such as bitrate and resolution.
4. Edit feature is available in this AVCHD converter Mac, it is easy to trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect to the video.
5. Click convert button to start the AVCHD to iMovie best codec conversion.
When the conversion finished, you can import converted video to iMovie and edit smoothly, now just follow the brief steps above and take a free try, hope this AVCHD converter Mac can help you.
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