Sony Handycam HDR-CX AVCHD to iMovie
iMovie import Sony HDR-CX series footage problems
I am having trouble importing video from my Sony Handycam HDR-CX160 into iMovie. When I connect the camera via usb, imovie does not recognize the camera but the camera shows up as a "no name" drive on my computer. i'm using the latest version of iMovie '11 on my mac.
When I try to import clips to iMovie from my Sony Handycam HDR-CX150 only non-HD clips show up. Any suggestions?
The HDR-CX series are Sony's small, entry-level Handycam full HD camcorder which record both HD video in AVCHD format and SD video in MPEG-PS format.
Sometimes, for some reason, Sony HDR-CX users will find that they can't import the HD content from the camcorder to iMovie even Apple iMovie website have listed support for this model or they have imported successfully many times before.
Although iMovie has added support for the AVCHD format recorded with a wide range of HD camcorder. However, to make your HD video work smoothly in iMovie editing process, it is ideal for you to encode your HD video to the AIC(Apple Intermediate Cocdec) format which features high performance and quality and being less processor intensive to work with iMovie.
Sony Handycam HDR-CX AVCHD Converter is specially designed to convert the AVCHD(*.mts, .m2ts) format output from Sony Handycam HDR-CX series camcorder to the Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) to import/edit Sony HDR-CX AVCHD with iMovie '11.
Supported Sony Handycam HDR-CX camcorder list:
Sony Handycam HDR-CX100, HDR-CX110, HDR-CX130, HDR-CX150, HDR-CX160, HDR-CX190, HDR-CX200, HDR-CX210, HDR-CX260, HDR-CX350, HDR-CX360, HDR-CX550