How to convert Sony A77 II AVCHD for iMovie editing?

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iMovie won’t import Sony A77 II AVCHD MTS files properly? Are there any good workarounds to go through this? In this tutorial, we will show you a workaround to re-encode Sony A77 II AVCHD footage to Apple InterMerdiate Codec for use in iMovie flawlessly.

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“Can’t import Sony A77 II AVCHD MTS files to iMovie after High Sierra update. Anyone having problems importing AVCHD movies from Sony A77 II after the High Sierra update? My Sony A77 II MTS clips just stall since the upgradation last night. What should I do to go about this?”

To help resolve this issue, check to see if your specific camera model is supported by iMovie. If your camera model is supported but the problem exist, then you need to transcode your Sony A77 II AVCHD footage to a format that is compatible with iMovie first. Follow the guide below to learn a way of converting Sony A77 II AVCHD MTS clips for iMovie editing.

How to transcode Sony A77 II AVCHD .mts files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Sony A77 II AVCHD .mts video clips to AIC .mov for iMovie editing, do as below:

Video Converter For Mac , It is available for MacOSX 10.5 or above (including macOS Sierra/macOS High Sierra 10.13.14)
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Step 1: Add Sony A77 II AVCHD footage.
Run Video Converter for Mac, and click “Add File” to load Sony A77 II AVCHD MTS files into this program.

import AVCHD MTS video files

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie from “Profile” list
Click “Profile” to select {{}} as output format. AIC .mov is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well.
Select output profile format

If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for AVCHD video files

Step 3: Start encoding Sony A77 II AVCHD files for iMovie editing.
When ready, Click “Convert” to start Sony A77 II AVCHD .mts to iMovie conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click “Open Folder” to get the generated AIC .mov files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance. Hope this helps solve your problem.

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