Convert Sony FS700U 1080/60p mts footage for editing in iMovie and FCE

The Sony NEX-FS700U is an NXCAM camcorder with an improved Super 35mm CMOS sensor, offering super slow-motion capability and a choice of a variety of lenses using Sony’s interchangeable E-mount lens system or an assortment of adapters. The camcorder also allows slow motion capability of up to 10x slow motion at 1920 x 1080/60p full HD resolution or up to 40x slow motion at a reduced resolution.



I use this camera to shoot skateboarding and love it. The footage I've shot looks fantastic, and I'm very pleased with all the images. But I must reiterate that the camera is gives us videos in .mts extension while iMovie seems to not working with it, let alone FCE. I am wondering if anything simple workflow to help with this?


The problems lie in that iMovie and Final Cut Express cannot support the original 1080/60p MTS footages from FS700U. It is a common sense that the most compatible format for iMovie or FCE is Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov). So the first step to solve this problem is to transcode Sony FS700U 1080/60p AVCHD to AIC codec which is specially designed for editing in iMovie and FCE. 

Here we recommend you to choose a top MTS to AIC Converter for mac that is specific on converting 1080/60p mts/m2ts files from Sony FS700U for iMovie and FCE editing. 

Steps for transcoding Sony FS700U 1080/60p MTS clips to iMovie and FCE

Step 1: Install the top Sony MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac on your Mac OS X, and run it to import your Sony FS700U 1080/60p MTS footages to it. 


Tip: If you want to combine the files together, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface. 

Step 2: Click the Format box and select best output format on the dropdown list. You are advised to choose Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) as the export.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon on the main interface and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps(or 25fps PAL) for importing Sony FS700U 1080/60p MTS to iMovie and FCE with the best quality.

Step 4: Click the "Convert" button on main interface to start converting Sony FS700U 1080/60p MTS clips to AIC video immediately.

After the Sony MTS to AIC Converter finished transcoding, you can run the iMovie and FCE to import the converted files and you can edit Sony FS700U 1080/60p MTS in iMovie and FCE without any rendering or incompatibility problem.

Related Sony articles:

Convert Sony NEX-FS700U 1080/60p MTS to QuickTime MOV 

Make Sony NEX-FS100U 1080/60p mts editable in FCP X
Does Final Cut Pro support Sony NXCAM MTS Video
Fast Import Sony NEX-FS100 AVCHD to FCP7/X


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    WLP (Thursday, 18 June 2015 04:43)