How to edit Sony HDR 1080 50p/60p AVCHD with iMovie 11

"Is the auto sense and clip display just for iMovie 11? I have 09 and a Sony NEX-5N camera, iPhoto senses the camera and imports photos, but iMovie doesn't do anything. I try to import the movies (1080 60p AVCHD) in the directory on the camera and they are all grayed out. Is there another way to import and have iMovie convert them?"

In order to edit Sony HDR 1080p video with iMovie 11 on Mac OS X, we need to choose a third party software like AVCHD Converter for Mac. Using the AVCHD conversion software, you can easily convert Sony HDR camcorder like Sony HDR CX-130, Sony HDR CX-160 recording 1080 50p/60p AVCHD video to iMovie 11 supported MP4, MOV, etc on Mac. Then you can import and edit Sony HDR video with iMovie 11.

Simple guide for converting Sony HDR 1080 50p/60p AVCHD for iMovie 11

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1. Add Sony HDR Video

First you can click "Add File" to add your Sony HDR 1080p AVCHD MTS or MPEG-2 files from camcorder or Mac to the software.

Add Sony HDR 1080p Video

2. Choose output format for iMovie 11

Click "Profile" to open the Profile drop-up list to select MOV, or MP4 as output video format for Mac OS for iMovie 11.

Set Output format for HDR 1080p

3. Convert Sony HDR Video

Finally, click "Start" button to convert Sony HDR 1080 50p/60p AVCHD video on Mac. Then you can easily import Sony HDR video to iMovie 11 for editing.

Convert Sony HDR 1080p Mac

Support most of Sony HDR camcorder as below

Sony HDR-CX160, Sony HDR-CX180, Sony HDR-PJ20, Sony HDR-PJ50, Sony HDR-PJ50V, Sony HDR-XR160, Sony HDR-CX130E, Sony HDR-CX160E, Sony HDR-CX180E, Sony HDR-CX360E, Sony, HDR-CX360VE, Sony HDR-PJ30E, Sony HDR-PJ50E, Sony HDR-PJ50VE, Sony HDR-XR160E, etc.

The powerful AVCHD Converter for Mac also can help you convert AVCHD to MP4 Mac, convert MTS to ProRes for importing AVCHD to FCP.

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