Issues working with Sony DSLR-A200K AVCHD in iMovie

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Came upon issues editing Sony DSLR-A200K AVCHD MTS files in Apple iMovie? If you are trying to figure out a way to go through this problem, you are just here in the right place. In this article, we explain how to transcode Sony DSLR-A200K AVCHD .mts media to AIC .mov for use in iMovie smoothly.

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“Can’t import Sony DSLR-A200K AVCHD MTS files to iMovie after High Sierra update. Anyone having problems importing AVCHD movies from Sony DSLR-A200K after the High Sierra update? My Sony DSLR-A200K 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 DSLR-A200K AVCHD footage to a format that is compatible with iMovie first. Follow the guide below to learn a way of converting Sony DSLR-A200K AVCHD MTS clips for iMovie editing.

How to transcode Sony DSLR-A200K AVCHD .mts files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Sony DSLR-A200K 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)
download Mac version

Step 1: Add Sony DSLR-A200K AVCHD footage.
Run Video Converter for Mac, and click “Add File” to load Sony DSLR-A200K 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 DSLR-A200K AVCHD files for iMovie editing.
When ready, Click “Convert” to start Sony DSLR-A200K 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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