Does iMovie/FCE support native Sony CX230 1080/60p mts importing?


Summary: In this article, you can learn the best way to convert Sony CX230 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to a file that iMovie/FCE can recognize on Mac (Mavericks 10.9 included) with the best Sony MTS to Mac Converter.

Sony's HDR-CX230 with Built-in Projector is a Full HD 1920 x 1080 video camcorder that shoots at 60 progressive frames per second and stores the video on its internal flash memory. The camcorder features BIONZ image processor and a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for improved low light sensitivity. The video camera features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 27x optical zoom lens and Sony's SteadyShot image stabilization system with Active Mode for camera shake reduction.

With the HDR-CX230 you can take 8.9MP still photos while simultaneously shooting HD video (in some modes). You can choose from AVCHD or MP4 formats for image quality or smaller file sizes depending on your needs. But here comes the question:

Create high definition 1920 x 1080 60p .mts videos with Sony CX230, really nice clarity, it was relatively easy to set up. The internet guides helped very much. I would definitely recommend it as starter camera. However, what disappoint me is that somehow my iMovie and FCE could not recognize my footage. Neither of them can open 1080/60p mts files. Did I miss something? Reliable workflow recommended? Any insights? 

Yes Sony CX230 output 1080/60p AVCHD MTS that iMovie/FCE does not accept. Hence you need to convert Sony 1080/60p AVCHD to Apple InterMediate Codec which is specific compatible with iMovie and FCE, this is the best way for you to import and edit Sony HDR-CX230 1080/60p AVCHD mts files in iMovie and FCE.

Here I suggest you Pavtube Sony MTS to AIC Converter for it’s specific on converting mts/m2ts files. With it, you can transcode Sony AVCHD MTS to AIC, and then you can edit HDR-CX230 1080/60p AVCHD MTS in iMovie/FCE without rendering. These output formats are specially presetted, so the conversion quality is guaranteed, you can get lossless video conversion with this tool. 

Here is step by step guide: Convert Sony CX230 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV format for iMovie/FCE.

Step 1. Download Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. This professional Sony MTS to Mac Converter can help you convert CX230 1080 /60p AVCHD MTS files to rich formats for use on Mac (Mavericks 10.9 included).


Step 2. Install and launch and click "Add file" or "Add from folder" to import MTS footage from CX230 to this converter.


Step 3. Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. If you want to edit Sony CX230 60p MTS in iMovie/FCE, please choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).


Step 4. You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.

Step 5. Click convert button to start converting Sony CX230 1080/60p AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie and FCE editing.

After the Mac MTS to AIC conversion, you can import the converted footages to iMovie or FCE for editing smoothly on Mac.

See also:


Get video from Sony CX230 into FCP 7/X for editing

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    WLP (Thursday, 18 June 2015 04:44)