Outsmart your smartphone when it comes to video quality and clarity with the Sony Handycam HDR-CX290 camcorder. Create beautiful 1920 x 1080 60p Full HD movies and great 8.9MP photos to share with friends and family or post to Facebook. Your footage will be stunningly smooth thanks to Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which compensates for camera shake to cut down on blur. Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers stunning low-light performance with drastically reduced grain for crisp, clear photos and videos. 27x optical zoom plus 50x Extended Zoom lets you get near the action for incredible close-ups. And with 8GB1 of built-in flash memory, you can record up to 3 hours and 10 minutes of HD video footage (HD LP mode).
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-CX290 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-CX290 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-CX290 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-CX290 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-CX290 AVCHD to iMovie compatible MOV with H.264 as video codec in HD 1920×1080.
Step 3. Convert Sony HDR-CX290 MTS to MOV for iMovie 8/9/11.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Sony HDR-CX290 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.