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[Solved]iMovie Won't import 1080/60i AVCHD mts files from Sony HDR-CX200

If you are facing troubles in importing an AVCHD video file from Sony HDR-CX200 in iMovie, then you can consider converting the 1080/60i AVCHD MTS format into iMovie format. When this file conversion takes place, you can easily open the new converted video file in iMovie.

In this case, you'll need a professional third-party conversion tool to help you to finish it.

What i am using now is called Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac - one of the most efficient software packages available in the market.It not only allows you to convert your MTS files to an iMovie compatible format but also helps you transfer the files to your preferred devices after successful conversion.

Below is a glimpse of a few key features that Brorsoft MTS Converter offers:

- High compatibility with AVCHD camcorders: Sony, Canon, Panasonic, Leica and more
- Combine/Merge/Join multiple MTS/M2TS files into a single file
- Native codecs ensure the best results when using Avid, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas and more.
- Convert MTS to AVI, Transcode M2TS to WMV, Encode MTS to MP4, FLV, MOV, 3GP, MPG, etc.

If you want to follow this solution, then here are steps:

( Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

Import/Convert Sony HDR-CX200 1080/60i AVCHD Video to iMovie

Step 1. Add HDR-CX200 AVCHD Video to Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.

After transferring .mts files from Sony HDR-CX200 memory card to iMac Apple hard drive, run Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Mac Sony AVCHD converter, and click the "Add" button to load the 1080/60i .mts videos. You may also import the AVCHD files with drag and drop.

Step 2. Choose Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) as output video format compatible with iMovie.
In order to convert HDR-CX200 MTS to AIC for iMovie, you just need select AIC (*.mov) as output format for iMovie. Please click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then follow “iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”.

Tips: The Mac MTS Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding HDR-CX200 MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) MOV. Click “Settings” button to customize video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel, etc. If you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features please set video size to 1920*1080. Or set smaller bitrate to further cut down export file size.

Step 3. Start the Sony HDR CX200 AVCHD files conversion.
Click the “convert button” to start converting Sony HDR CX200 AVCHD to AIC Mov to Mac. It may take you a few minutes.

Step 4. Import the output video into iMovie.
Launch iMovie, and select "Import" from "File" menu. Then choose the converted videos you wish to import from your project library. Finally click the "Open".

With Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter, you can even:
*Convert and edit MTS, M2TS files on MacOS Sierra.
*Convert MTS/M2TS to H.264, MP4, MKV, AVI, etc.
*Besides convert MTS, M2TS files for iPhone 7/7 Plus, you can transfer mts, m2ts to iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4/iPad Mini 3, Playback with PS4/PS3.
*Converting MTS/M2TS for Viewing in Gear VR, ZEISS VR ONE, Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift DK2, Freefly VR, Archos VR Glasses,ect.
*Store MTS, M2TS videos on Synology NAS Drive for Streaming, to Dropbox for Viewing Anywhere.
*Import MTS, M2TS footage to Sony Vegas Pro, FCP, iMovie, etc for further editing.
*If you like, you can set bitrate, frame rate, codec, channels, sample rate, etc to adjust parameters for iPhone 7/7 Plus and other devices and media player.

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