Recently 2 new released camcorders are really impressive. One is Sony's new HXR-NX3 handheld HD camcorder, which packs an impressive list of big-camera features into a very portable package. Another is JVC BabyMovie GZ-N1 which is currently the world’s smallest AVCHD video camera for capturing baby moments. Comparatively, the GZ-N1 is powerful for professional news recordings. Meanwhile, it features recording video in AVCHD 2.0 format, which includes 1080/50P, for smooth, natural subject motion. 50i and 25p modes provide playback compatibility with Blu-ray players.
Some guys are definitely looking for solution to merge/transfer AVCHD2.0 recording to iMovie 13. AVCHD/AVCHD2.0 MTS/M2TS are not compatible with editing systems on Mac Mavericks, such as iMovie, FCP, FCE, Sony Vegas, etc. iMovie '11 and earlier will transcode AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 into AIC, greatly increasing file size, reducing video quality and wasting a lot of time in the process. Though the new iMovie 13 claims that it can handle native AVCHD without transcoding, but the AVCHD clip play back from the timeline though may very choppy. And you must have a fast GPU in order to effectively edit 1080P/1080i AVCHD recordings or it will be annoying. Luckily, Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac shows its power to join and convert
AVCHD/AVCHD2.0 recordings to AIC MOV with high video quality but no size enlargement for iMovie 11/13.
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Step1: Import or drag & drop AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS
Click "add video" or "add folder" to load AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS. You can also drag & drop directly. Here I suggest preview task to check the video and audio condition.
Check "Merge into one file", you can join separate AVCHD/ AVCHD 2.0 clips into one big file.
Step2. Click the format bar and choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.
You can directly enter iMovie in the search bar, fast. The user-friendly AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 MTS Converter will take less than 30 seconds to select format in this step.
Step3. Click the Settings to set audio and video profile for output AIC MOV
Click the "Settings" button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
From Profile list, you can easily compare the profile of source AVCHD files and export AIC MOV, as well as your free disc space. The triangle icons on the right are to view different tasks.
Before you transfer AVCHD 2.0 recordings to AIC MOV iMovie 13, you are also allowed to do initial editing via "editor tool" in the main interface. The supported video editing operations are: trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos.
Step4. Merge/Convert AVCHD recording to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV
Click "Conversion" icon, MTS Converter for Mac will convert AVCHD/AVCHD 2.0 to iMovie 11/13 on Mavericks 10.9.1 at ultrafast speed. With just a click on "Open output folder", you can locate the export MOV easily.