Sony’s HDR-AX2000 makes for an impressive prosumer-level AVCHD camcorder. While not as decked out as the HXR-NX5U (its NXCAM pro counterpart), it’s a clear step up from its HDV predecessor, the HDR-FX1000. The camera’s ability to capture HD and SD video in AVCHD and MPEG-2 formats–and save it to solid state media–is only one of the traits distinguishing it from its tape-based forebearer. Full 1920 x 1080 HD video–which can be recorded at 60i, 30p and 24p–is another. The footage is saved to either Memory Stick PRO Duo or SD/SDHC/SDXC cards, then easily downloaded to computer for editing via USB 2.0 interface.
But its the incompatibility of supplied PMB with Mac makes numerous Mac users frustrated. They are looking for the best solution to make Sony HDR-AX2000 generated AVCHD files playable and editbale on Mac iMovie, FCP, FCE and other non-linear editing software. Right, a program named UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac is the recommended software to convert Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD files to MOV for iMovie with the least loss of original video quality.
The step-by-step guide below shows you how to convert Sony HDR-AX2000 1080 .mts videos to H.264 .mov for iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Sony HDR-AX2000 full HD videos to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Use a card reader to copy and transfer the .mts files to iMac hard drive disk, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the fast Mac Sony MTS converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080 .mts files to the application UI.
Step 2. Choose iMovie compatible MOV format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > HD MOV-QuickTime (*.mov) as output format. The Sony MTS converter will transcode Sony HDR-AX2000 AVCHD to iMovie compatible MOV with H.264 as video codec in HD 1920×1080.
Step 3. Convert Sony HDR-AX2000 MTS to MOV for iMovie 8/9/11.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Sony HDR-AX2000 1080 MTS to MOV for iMovie 8/9/11 will start immediately. The converter works great for have a batch of files in the queue for conversion.
Step 4. Load Sony HD videos to iMovie 8/9/11.
After the conversion, you will get excellent results with the output HD MOV videos in iMovie on Mac. Create a project in iMovie and import videos for editing. You can trim video and audio clips, add captions and titles, add narration and transitions, and create scrolling credits for the end of the movie.
If you are Windows users, you can convert AVCHD/MTS/M2TS files to other editable and playable video formats with the help of MTS to iMovie 8/9/11 Converter on Windows.