AVHCD is the HD standard for full-size consumer camcorders like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, etc. Using Mac, you may have known that iMovie claims to support most of the popular HD cam. But pratically speaking, importing AVCHD to iMovie might be tricky, due to the version of iMovie, your Mac processor (PowerPC- or older Intel-based Mac don't support AVCHD editing) , and the model of camcorder.

How to Convert AVCHD to iMovie on Mac

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For a hassle free experience, you may need to convert your AVCHD cam files to iMovie friendly format like MOV with a professional Video Converter for Mac, which will maximally preserve the quality of your original AVCHD footage.

It is a professional video solution for converting video files to video in any popular format so that you can import your media file to your device like iPhone, iPad, Nokia, HTC, BlackBerry etc. It supports nearly all the popular portable devices in the market and popular editing tools on Mac, say, iMovie and Final Cut Pro. To simplify your video conversion, the Mac app supplies some optimized presets for devices and apps. Moreover, it provides some useful yet easy-to-handle edit functions. To learn the details, you can go to User Guide of Video Converter for Mac. The Mac app works on iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion etc.

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Convert AVCHD to iMovie with iSkysoft on Mac (Mavericks included)


Import AVCHD shoot to iMovie
Step 1. Import AVCHD shoot to iMovie

Plug the camcorder on the computer and all files will appear in the software's mains screen, or simply drag and drop M2TS/MTS files to the program. Or go to File menu, choose Load Media Files to locate the M2TS/MTS files you want to add.

Since the AVCHD to iMovie Mac app supports batch conversion, you can add more than one AVCHD file for converting. In addition, you are allowed to combine your files into one by checking Merge All Videos.

Select "iMovie" from the output format list
Step 2. Select iMovie from the output format list.

This smart AVCHD to iMovie converter will automatically set the format, resolution and frame rate for you, maintaining the video quality, and the output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD.

Note: If you just want to import certain segment of the AVCHD shoot for editing, you can trim the clip before conversion.

Step 3. Start AVCHD to iMovie conversion

Click Convert to start converting AVCHD files to iMovie compatible format. During conversion, you can let this Video Converter for Mac automatically run background and enjoy surfing on the Internet. When the conversion is done, just import your converted footage to iMovie and start your own masterpiece.



See the video tutorial of how to convert AVCHD to iMovie on Mac

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Hi Cindy, try above AVCHD to iMovie converter. Just import the video to the program and select iMovie as output. Then you will get the output video which can be imported to iMovie.
Cindy
I have a Sony Nex VG10 Camcorder and can\'t get the video\'s to convert for iMovie. Please give me some suggestions. I have irreplaceable video I need to get into iMovie. Thanks

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