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How to import AVCHD to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08

November 19, 2013 6:31 pm / Posted by to Video Editing
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Since Apple claimed supporting AVCHD video in iMovie 8 in August 2007, it has already released the iMovie'09 and iMovie'11 with better compatibilities with AVCHD camcorder models. However, even the updated version, iMovie 11 still can't recognize all the AVCHD camcorders.

If have trouble in importing AVCHD files into iMovie, you may need to convert AVCHD to iMovie acceptable file format like MOV or H.264 with Doremisoft AVCHD Converter for Mac. Now, follow the step by step guide to learn how to convert AVCHD to iMovie MOV file format:

1

Run the AVCHD to iMovie Converter

Free download the Mac AVCHD Converter, install and launch it.

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In addition, if you have hassle in dealing with AVCHD playback on PC, please refer to the Windows version of AVCHD Converter.

2

Add AVCHD video(s)

Click the "Add File" button to browse your Mac hard disc and select the AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos you want to edit in iMovie.
Add MTS Video

3

Select output format for iMovie

click on the dropdown menu of "Profile", and then follow "iMovie video" > "iMovie MPEG-4 Movie File".
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4

Convert AVCHD to MOV for iMovie

Hit "Start" button to start converting AVCHD to MOV Mac.

When the conversion is done, just import the converted AVCHD to iMovie and enjoy editing job.

For reference:
The Mac AVCHD Converter (or AVCHD Converter) is applied to all AVCHD camcorders, which are listed as below:

Canon AVCHD camcorders
HF10, HF100, HF11, HG20, HG21, HF S10, HF S100, HF20, HF200, HF S11, HF S21, HF S20, HF S200; HF M31, HF M30, HF M300; HF R11, HF R10, HF R100

Hitachi AVCHD camcorders
DZ-BD10HA

JVC AVCHD camcorders
GZ-HD10, GZ-HD30/GZ-HD40,GZ-HD320, GZ-HD300, GZ-HM200, GZ-X900, GZ-HM400 GZ-HD620,GZ-HM1,GZ-HM30

Panasonic AVCHD camcorders
HDC-DX1, HDC-SD1,HDC-SD3, AG-HSC1U, HDC-SD5, HDC-SX5, HDC-SD7, HDC-SD9, HDC-HS9, AG-HMC70, HDC-SD100 (SDHC), HDC-HS100 AG-HMC150, HDC-HS300, HDC-HS200, HDC-TM300, HDC-SD300, HDC-SD200,DMC-TZ7, DMC-TS1/DMC-FT1, DMC-GH1, HDC-TM30/HDC-TM10,HDC-SD10, HDC-TM350, AG-HMC40, Lumix DMC-ZS7, HDC-TM700/HDC-SD700/HDC-HS700, HDC-SD60/HDC-TM60/HDC-HS60, AG-AF100/AG-AF101/AG-AF102

Sony AVCHD camcorders
HDR-UX1,HDR-SR1,HDR-SR5, HDR-SR7,HDR-SR5C, HDR-SR8, HDR-CX7 HDR-SR10, HDR-SR11, HDR-SR12 ,HDR-TG1/TG3/TG7, HDR-CX12, HDR-XR520V, HDR-XR500V, HDR-XR200V, HDR-XR200VE, HDR-XR100, HDR-CX500E, HDR-CX520E, HDR-CX105, HXR-NX5, HDR-AX2000, Sony DSC-HX5V, HX5V-E,HDR-XR550, Sony NEX-5, NEX-5C,Sony HXR-MC50E

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