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AVCHD to iMovie-How to import Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD to iMovie 8/9/11 for editing on Mac

Sony NEX-F3 is the latest entry to Sony’s mirrorless camera lineup, replacing its predecessor NEX-C3 that shares many of the core features of the NEX-C3. A built-in flash is one of the more prominent additions, along with a design and styling aesthetic that calls to mind both the NEX-5N and NEX-7.

Sony NEX-F3 specification highlights:

16.1MP CMOS sensor
ISO 200-16000 (200-3200 in Auto)
Built-in flash
AVCHD 1080i60 HD movie recording with built-in stereo mic
Rear LCD that tilts up 180 degree

From the main specs of NEX-F3, we find that it can support AVCHD 1080i60 HD movie recordings; however, when you importing Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD to iMovie for editing, you would find that Mac software iMovie cannot recognize the 1080i AVCHD files. The best and easiest solution is to convert Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to iMovie perfectly supported video format- the Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) MOV format.

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Step 1: Launch the best aPubsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and load the 1080i 60 MTS files to it.

Tip: If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for iMovie, select all files and click “Merge”. This Mac AVCHD converter also works as the MTS/M2TS joiner.

Step 2: Click on “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu; move your pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) which is the AVCHD transcoding format you need for iMovie. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon to make the best settings for editing Sony MTS/M2TS in iMovie on Mac. You can set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best output quality.

NOTE: Before start the conversion, you’d better to deinterlace 1080i AVCHD files for iMovie editing in the Video Editor interface.

Step 4: Start to convert Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie on Mac via clicking the “Convert” button.

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After the Sony NEX-F3 AVCHD to iMovie conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible with iMovie via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now, don’t hesitate to import the converted mts/m2ts files to iMovie for further editing no longer with any importing or editing trouble on Mac.

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