How can I import Sony Alpha a6000 1080p 60fps video to iMovie


The Sony Alpha a6000 is a great overall camera for more advanced photographers who want something smaller than a dSLR, especially if they need the continuous- shooting speed. It allows you to record 1080/60p/24p AVCHD video. Many of us, who own the Sony A6000 (and everybody Else Who is interested) are now looking forward an easy to import Sony A6000 1080 60p videos to iMovie or other NLE systems smoothly.

It’s confirmed (at least till now) we can’t import the raw Full HD 60/50p video to iMovie for freely editing. Because 1080 50p and 60p are not standard video formats, they are unsupported by iMovie. iMovie can smoothly edit videos at 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30. So we have to change Sony a6000 1080 60p video first. iMovie best supported is Apple Intermedaite Codec, once you transcode Sony Alpha a6000 MTS to AIC in 25p/30p , you can play and edit Sony a6000 AVCHD in iMovie smoothly.

To get the work down, Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is highly recommended, which enables to quickly and easily transcode any AVCHD clip(from Sony, Canon, Panasonic) to AIC with best video/audio settings. Plus, with it, you can also transocde AVCHD recordings to Apple ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MEPG-2/MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. So far I never had any issue with it and it’s pretty straight forward intuitive user friendly software. If you are facing the problem likewise, just download it and go through the tutorial below.

How to transcode Sony A6000 1080 60p MTS video to AIC MOV on Mac

Step 1. Run the best MTS to iMovie Converter on Mac. Then add 1080p .MTS, .M2TS file to the program.

Tip: Check the box of “Merge into one file”, you can join MTS clips together.


Step 2. Click “Format” and move your pointer to “iMovie and Final Cut Express” Category and choose “Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” format. It ensures the perfect editing with your MTS files in iMovie program.


Step 3. Freely set video resolution(1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate(from 1Mbps to 20Mbps), frame rate (24p/25p/30p) by clicking “Settings”. If your raw MTS file is 1080 50p, you need to set the frame rate as 25p while 1080 60p for 30p.


Step 4. Start the fast 1080 60p MTS to AIC conversion for iMovie via clicking Convert button.

After the conversion, click “open” to find the converted video. Then you can smoothly put the Sony Alpha A6000 1080 60P mts file to iMovie for editing via “File > Import > Movies…”.