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Summary: If you are looking for a converter to encode Sony HDR-PJ430V 1080 60p AVCHD MTS files in Mac iMovie, FCE, you are in the right place. This post describes an easieat way to convert 1080-60p AVCHD files from Sony HDR-PJ430V to QuickTime movie format for editing on Mac with very good quality.

The Sony HDR-PJ430V is a full-featured high-definition camcorder, weighing in at a comfortable 14 ounces. It can shoot 1920 x 1080 HD video at 24p/60i/60p for the highest quality, or MPEG-4 video for Internet sharing. A 30x Sony G-type optical zoom lens provides superb control and can focus easily on distant subjects or those as close as an inch. Video or JPEG images are recorded onto the internal 32GB flash memory (11 hours, 40 minutes of footage in HD LP mode) or onto optional SDXC/SDHC memory cards (it also supports Sony?s Memory Stick format, naturally). JPEGs are captured at full resolution, even while shooting video ? a new camcorder milestone. Sony says the 20.4-megapixel Exmor-R sensor delivers lower noise video when shooting in extremely low-light environments.

A lot of Sony HDR-PJ430V users have encountered problems when they try to import Sony HDR-PJ430V AVCHD to iMovie or FCE on Mac. If you want to use something to edit your Sony HDR-PJ430V videos, most modern Windows video editing suites can work with the AVCHD files recorded by the Sony HDR-PJ430V. However, Mac users can?t edit Sony HDR-PJ430V 1080/60p videos without issue using iMovie. The AVCHD movies may not be recognized. Well, how to import Sony HDR-PJ430V AVCHD to Mac for iMovie without any trouble? That?s the solution we worked out.

The main reason that Sony HDR-PJ430V AVCHD can?t be imported to imovie is that AVCHD format not supported by imovie. For iMovie users, you?d better transcode Sony HDR-PJ430V 1080 60p AVCHD files to iMovie native supported format AIC .mov. The top Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac is the most professional converting tool in transcoding AVCHD MTS/M2TS video from Sony HDR-PJ430V to iMovie/FCE AIC MOV with lossless quality at fast speed.



Sony HDR-PJ430V and iMovie workflow-import Sony PJ430V AVCHD to iMovie/FCE

Step 1. Download and install Sony HDR-PJ430V AVCHD to iMovie Converter, When its main interface comes up, click 'Add File' to load your source media.



Step 2. To convert Sony HDR-PJ430V 10880p AVCHD to AIC for iMovie/FCE, from 'Profile' list, choose 'Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)' as output format under 'iMovie and Final Cut Express' column.



Tips:
1. If you want to combine several Sony HDR-PJ430V MTS clips into one, please tick the box "Merge" in settings;
2. If you've loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off 'Apply to All' option before you start.
3. This Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac also includes the editing function to let you trim, crop, edit audio, add 3D effect, add watermark and subtitles before conversion.

Step 3: Click the ?Settings? icon to make the best settings for editing Sony PJ810 MTS in iMovie on Mac. You can set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best output quality.

Step 4: The last step comes to convert Sony HDR-PJ430V 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/FCE for editing as you want.

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In order to successfully import all kinds of AVCHD to iMovie for Mac or iOS, a recommended solution is convert AVCHD to iMovie more supported video format.

iDealshare VideoGo is just the ideal AVCHD to iMovie Converter. It supports converting various AVCHD movies to iMovie more supported MP4 or MOV. Besides converting AVCHD to iMovie, it also helps to convert other video formats for importing AVI, WMV, MKV, VOB, DivX, Xvid, FLV, WTV, MXF, MOD, TOD, MPG, MVI, and etc to iMovie of all versions.

Step by step guide at http://www.idealshare.net/imovie-fcp/avchd-imovie.html


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