“Last week, I purchased a new camcorder, Sony Handycam HDR-CX 220. I record my summer holiday life with the initial set up. And I know the recording original quality is 1080/60p AVCHD. I want transfer my recording video to iMovie. But iMovie can’t play it. What should I do? I want to make holiday life DVD with iMovie. Can you help me?”

Sony Handycam series like HDR-CX/HDR-PJ/HDR-TD all record videos in 1080/60p AVCHD MTS format. If you want to transfer Sony Handycam HDR-CX 220 recording videos to iMovie. Since iMovie doesn’t support 1080/60p format. You can’t put them into iMovie directly. You need a tool to help you convert the format.

Sony Handycam

As is known to all, iMovie’ s input format is DV, DV widescreen, iSight, MPEG4. If we need use iMovie, we need transfer recording videos to mov videos with a tool. Aneesoft HD Video Converter is the best video converter to help you convert AVCHD videos to iMovie format videos without any plugin in original quality. Here is a article that tell you how to transcode Sony Handycam AVCHD videos to iMovie on Mac with Aneesoft HD Video Converter.

Step 1: Run Aneesoft HD video converter.

Download Aneesoft HD Video Converter – Aneesoft HD Video Converter Pro (Windows Version, Mac Version) install and run it.

Step 2: Add 1080p AVCHD(.mts, .m2ts) videos into the converter software.

Add 1080p AVCHD videos to this converter program by clicking “Add File” button. This powerful video converter also can be fit to convert any video and audio format to any video and audio format which you want.


Step 3: Edit function.

There are optional functions for Aneesoft HD video converter users before the conversion. Just select the title you’d like to edit, then click the button ‘Edit’ to launch video editing window. If you want to merge several video files into one, click the “Merge” button.


Step 4: Select output format for iMovie.

Click the drop-down list of “Output Format”, then choose Quick Time Video(*.mov) from Category.All the videos which you want to convert will take the highest resolution as the default option.

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