The ultra-compact Sony Handycam HDR-CX130 takes stunning 1080/60p AVCHD video that helps users record good memory. After got 1080p full HD videos generated by CX130, you may want to edit these AVCHD videos with Mac tools like iMovie 11.
However, some users find editing Sony HDR-CX130 AVCHD in iMovie 11 is not as easy as thought. The reason lies on the AVCHD video format used in HD camcorders. As far as we know, AVCHD is not the natively supported video format of iMovie 11, but Apple InterMediate Codec is. To make your Sony MTS/M2TS files work well with iMovie 11, you need to transcode files to Apple Intermediate Codec, which is recommended for use with all HD workflows in iMovie 11.
Here the best aPubsof AVCHD to AIC MOV Converter is highly recommend to you. With it, you are able to convert Sony CX130 AVCHD MTS to iMovie 11 fully supported video format AIC on Mac OS X(including OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion) keeping original video quality. By the way, the AIC is also the friendly format for Final Cut Express.
Guide: Convert Sony HDR-CX130 AVCHD to iMovie 11 AIC .mov on Mac
First, download and install the aPubsof Mac MTS/M2TS Converter for iMovie 11 on your Apple computer and then launch the program to add Sony CX130 MTS/M2TS videos to it.
Tip: If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for easier editing in iMovie 11, please select all files and click “Merge”.
Secondly, click on Format > iMovie 11 and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov), which is the iMovie 11 most compatible video format/codec. Afterwards, set the output folder as you like or just keep the default one.
Thirdly, click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 for importing Sony CX130 mts/m2ts to iMovie 11 for further editing with the best frame rate setting.
Finally, click the “Convert” button; this professional Sony AVCHD to iMovie 11 Converter will start the Sony HDR-CX130 AVCHD to iMovie 11 conversion on Mac OS X immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.
When the conversion process shows in 100%, tap the Completed button and then get the AIC .mov video for iMovie 11 form output folder. Now, it’s available for you to transfer and edit Sony CX130 60p AVCHD in iMovie 11 on Mac OS X freely without any problem.