Convert Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD video to AIC (*.MOV) for iMovie/FCE

Sony HXR-MC2000U Shoulder Mount AVCHD Camcorder is the go-to solution when you’re ready to leave tape behind and step up to a file-based video workflow. Whether shooting 480i standard-definition or 1080i HD video, this sturdy performer will capture hours of high-quality images onto either removable media or a spacious 64GB internal hard drive. Composite, component, and HDMI ports give you a choice of video output, while the included shotgun microphone is accompanied by a stereo mini jack to attach a second external mic.

iMovie, Final Cut Express are known as the most popular video editing tools on Mac OS X. With the programs, you can make a home video or create your own movie project, which greatly enriched your digital life. Both iMovie and FCE supports most commonly-used video codecs, including DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and AIC. However, due to the wide range of media files, not all formats are compatible with iMovie ’09/11 or FCE. That’s why you can always see questions like “How do I import a Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD file into iMovie/FCE…” come up from time to time.

So the program you need is a great UFUSoft Mac AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) Converter. With it, you can convert Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD MTS files to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) for editing with iMovie/FCE on Mac.

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Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Sony HXR-MC2000U MTS to AIC Codec (*.mov) for editing in iMovie/FCE.

Step 1. Download AVCHD files to Apple computer.
Connect your Sony HXR-MC2000U camera to Apple computer via USB cable, find the AVCHD (*.MTS) files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the AVCHD MTS files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

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Step 2. Import AVCHD files to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
Run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Sony AVCHD to FCE/iMovie AIC Converter, and click the “Add” button to load AVCHD videos from Sony HXR-MC2000U cameras. You may also directly drag and drop the AVCHD video to application UI for importing files.

Step 3. Choose iMovie/Final Cut Express – Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov) or HD MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to iMovie/Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) or HD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac AVCHD to FCE/iMovie Converter will convert Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD (*.mts) to Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) MOV with high quality.

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Step 4. Convert Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD video to AIC (*.MOV) for iMovie/FCE
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac AVCHD to FCE/iMovie Converter will start the conversion from Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie/Final Cut Express.

After the conversion, you can easily import AIC to iMovie/FCE without rendering for editing.

Tips:
1. If you would like to edit Sony HXR-MC2000U AVCHD with Final Cut Pro X, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc, you can convert AVCHD to ProRes MOV, HD MOV, MPG, MP4, WMV, AVI, DV on Mac.

2. If you want to convert AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc on windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP, etc, please use Windows AVCHD Video Converter.

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