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Sony HDR-CX330 Full HD Handycam Camcorder features a 1/5.8″ Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Sony G lens with 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. The CX330 captures Full HD 1920×1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images.

Users can monitor and playback footage via the 2.7″ Clear Photo LCD display with 230K dot resolution. Dual recording lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files.

Have you recorded many footages with Sony CX330 camcorder? After the recording, you may want to transfer Sony CX330 files to imovie for editing on Mac, if you have ever used iMovie to edit, you will find it could support AIC (Apple InterMediate Codec) directly, but refuses the importing of Sony CX330 AVCHD files. The most common explanation is both the container and codec of AVCHD are too difficult to handle. Is there another way to import Sony CX330 AVCHD to iMovie?

Of course, you can edit Sony CX330 MTS in iMovie if you get the aPubsoft Sony AVCHD Converter for iMovie to transcode AVCHD to iMovie’s compatible format on Mac. From Apple iMovie official website you can learn that Apple InterMediate Codec MOV format is the best native format for imovie, so you just need to convert Sony CX330 to AIC MOV format, you can edit Sony CX330 files with imovie smoothly.

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Now, follow the step-by-step guide on transcoding Sony CX330 1080 50p/60p MTS to iMovie 11/9/8 on Mac.

Step 1: Download and install the aPubsoft Sony CX330 AVCHD to iMovie converter, launch it. You can directly add AVCHD to this Mac Sony AVCHD Converter from Sony CX330 camcorder, or from local disc if you’ve moved MTS files to Mac.

Import/load Sony CX330 to iMovie on Mac-AVCHD to MOV conversion

Tip: If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for easier editing on Mac, please select all files and click “Merge”.

Step 2: Click on “Profile” and select iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (*.mov) as output format. This is native format for iMovie.

import and edit Sony CX330 AVCHD video in iMovie

Step 3: Click on Settings to adjust audio and video parameters including video size, video frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel.

Tip: For Sony CX330 1080/60p recordings, 1920*1080 video size, 30fps video frame rate are the most suitable settings. For 1080/50p videos, you are recommended to set 25fps as video frame rate.

Step 4: The last step comes to convert Sony CX330 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie via clicking the Convert button. The conversion will begin immediately.

Wait some minutes, when the conversion finished, you can load converted video files to imovie for editing as you want.

Tips for the aPubsoft Sony CX330 AVCHD to iMovie Converter

1. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.

2. Joining files: Select all files and click “Merge” on the main interface.

3. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.

4. Crop: Edit –> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.

5. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.

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