"I have a sony cyber-shot dsc-hx100v and my video will not show up when i put the card in or use the usb cord, i have imovie'11 and iphoto'11, i do not want to use a third party source to change formats, how do i get the videos to show up?" –from Apple Support Community
Do you also have the trouble in loading your Sony Cyber-shot AVCHD video into iPhoto? iPhoto can't directly recognize the AVCHD MTS/M2TS file format until the iPhoto 9.3.1 released in this July. So update to iPhoto 9.3.1 or later can be your choice. In addition, keep in mind the update requires Mac OS X 10.7.4 or later. However, if you don't want to update the iPhoto or have no plan for upgrade your Mac OS, you can still have another way out.
In order to import the Sony Cyber-shot files to iPhoto, you can firstly transcode the AVCHD clips to Mac-friendly MP4 file format. Sony Cyber-shot to iPhoto Converter effortlessly helps you to convert Sony Cybershot video to MP4 accepted by iPhoto. The Sony Cybershot Video Converter for iPhoto can be workable with the list of models:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100v, DSC-HX30V, DSC-HX7V, DSC-HX9V, DSC WX9, DSC WX10, DSC WX100, DSC-W570, DSC-TX10, DSC-TX20, DSC-T110,etc
Note: If you are running on Windows OS and have hassles in playing or editing Sony Cyber-shot on PC, the Sony Cyber-shot Video Converter can be your great assistance.
Install and run the Sony Cyber-shot Video Converter for Mac. Then, click "Add File" to import Sony Cybershot video to the program.
In order to retain the high definition quality of AVCHD source clip, you can choose "HD Video"->"HD H.264 video(*.mp4)" as output file format.
Hit "Start" to begin to convert Sony Cybershot AVCHD to iPhoto MP4.
when the conversion is done, launch iPhoto, then select "File"->"Import to Library" to locate the generated .mp4 file to iPhoto. Now, you can go on to make dynamic slideshow to play back on QuickTime or further edit in iMovie, etc.