AVCHD to iMovie: How to Import AVCHD Files to iMovie 11/09/08/HD on Mac

AVHCD is the HD standard for full-size consumer camcorders like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, etc. Using Mac, you may have known that iMovie claims to support most of the popular HD cam. But pratically speaking, importing AVCHD to iMovie might be tricky, due to the version of iMovie, your Mac processor (PowerPC- or older Intel-based Mac don't support AVCHD editing) , and the model of camcorder.

Convert and Import AVCHD to iMovie on Mac OS X 10.6 or Later

For a hassle free experience, you may need to convert your AVCHD cam files to iMovie friendly format like MOV with a professional AVCHD to iMovie Converter, which will maximally preserve the quality of your original AVCHD footage.

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Step-by-step Guide to Convert AVCHD to iMovie on Mac with iSkysoft

Step 1. Import AVCHD shoot

Plug the camcorder on the computer and all files will appear in the software's mains screen, or simply drag and drop M2TS/MTS files to the program. Or go to "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the M2TS/MTS files you want to add.

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Since the AVCHD to iMovie Mac app supports batch conversion, you can add more than one AVCHD file for converting. In addition, you are allowed to combine your files into one by checking "Merge All Videos".

Step 2. Select iMovie from the output format list.

This smart AVCHD to iMovie converter will automatically set the format, resolution and frame rate for you, maintaining the video quality, and the output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD.

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Note: If you just want to import certain segment of the AVCHD shoot for editing, you can trim the clip before conversion.

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Step 3. Start AVCHD to iMovie conversion

Click "Convert" to start converting AVCHD files to iMovie compatible format. During conversion, you can let this AVCHD to iMovie Converter program automatically run background and enjoy surfing on the Internet. When the conversion is done, just import your converted footage to iMovie and start your own masterpiece.

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Optional: Online AVCHD to iMovie Converter

If you don't want to install a computer program, you can also try online video converter to convert your AVCHD Videos to iMovie compatible formats. Try it below:

Note: Because the online tool doesn't support "https", so if the content below was blank, please manually click the "Shield" icon on the right of your browser address bar to load the script. This action is secure without any harm to your data or computer.

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