This article will quickly walk you through how to import Sony 3D MTS videos to iMovie natively supported format AIC MOV for easily editing.
As we all know, 2D AVCHD videos are hardly supported by iMovie, or other NLEs owing to its heavy codec and high compression rate. Although 3DAVCHD is a good video format for recording and playing, it is more complex to import 3D AVCHD footage into iMovie for further editing. Then what’s the best way to import Sony 3D MTS files to iMovie for editing?
The simpliest workflow I found on Google is to use Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac to encode Sony 3D AVCHD to AIC codec for iMovie easily editing. It is the solid tool to help users transcode the Sony/Panasonic/Canon/JVC MTS files on Mac OS X(macOS High Sierra included) with the optimal preset profiles offered for iMovie, Final Cut Pro 6/7 and FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE and more. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start Sony 3D MTS to iMovie conversion.
How to Encode Sony 3D MTS files for iMovie
1. Click Add button to load your 3D MTS files to the program. It supports batch conversion. And if want to join MTS clips into one just click the “Merge into one file” box.
2. To convert Sony 3D MTS to iMovie, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the target format.
Tip This smart Sony 3D MTS Converter Mac also allows you to tweak the video, audio settings. Just click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
3. Click “Convert” button to start transcoding Sony 3D videos to iMovie on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion process shows 100%, you can smoothly open the converted files in iMovie with smooth workflow.
A tool named Stereo3D Toolbox LE also lets you import native 3D stereoscopic footage to the latest version Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro. Get one and have some tests.