The Sony HDR-SR1 uses the AVCHD format to record 1080i HD video on a 30GB disk rather than DVD disc. I was wondering if MTS can be imported to iMovie to get further editing with all kinds of video processing functions. Then I did many researches and finally found MTS files from my Sony HDR SR1 were always not able to be imported to iMovie as a result.
As a matter of fact, MPEG 4 Simple Profile is the best format for fast importing into iMovie. Here is the best way to put and edit MTS videos to iMovie on Mac Lion. Aunsoft Final Mate helps to easily convert MTS video clips to MPEG 4 for fast importing to iMovie on Mac OS X Lion.
Step 1: Download Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac, install and run it in accordance with operating presentation.
Step 2: Please connect camcorder and Mac and keep the connection status until the conversion is finished. Or you will fail in converting MTS files to MPEG4.
Step 3: Please choose to import MTS files into Final Mate for Mac or backup them in backstage to your Mac hard drive. When the importing process is finished, you can find the MTS files are displayed on the resource tab.
Step 4: Drag and drop the files you want to convert to the movie tab and you can choose merge them in one file or create movies for each video clips.
Tip: Click format icon to set the output format MPEG4 and before it you can edit this video clips with splitting, trimming and cropping.
Step 5: Start the conversion from MTS to MPEG4 for iMovie with a click on Export button.
After conversion, you can put the Sony HDR-SR1 MTS videos to iMovie and edit them however you like.