Here is step-by-step tutorial to quickly fix the problem importing and editing Sony HDR-AS30V MP4 files in iMovie (iMovie'11) by converting Sony AS30V MP4 to iMovie native
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Video Format : MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
"I bought the camera Sony HDR-AS30V to video bike rides and looked forward to having the advertised GPS location and movement speed info merge into the video so I could use it on a stationary trainer. I have turned on the GPS function, used the AS30V to video my rides, then uploaded footage of the road videos to iMovie on the Mac. However, no GPS data is associated with those MP4 files either. Any ideas appreciated."
Some people including you may be confused: iMovie says it supports MP4, but why I can't import Sony AS30V MP4 to iMovie? Well, that's because H.264 MP4 is an ideal file type for video capture in an SLR camera, delivering relatively compact file sizes with image quality noticeably superior to alternate video compressions (such as Motion JPEG). However, the H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading; this would usually be AIC (Apple InterMediate Codec) MOV, which is natively compatible with iMovie.
That's where Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac comes in: It supports converting all Sony HD Action Camera MP4 files to AIC MOV with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. With it, you can effortlessly import and edit your Sony HDR-AS30V MP4 footage within iMovie '11, iMovie'9 and iMovie 08. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time and other issues. Just download it and follow the step-by-step guide to transcode Sony AS30V MP4 files for editing in iMovie smoothly.
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How to Convert Sony HDR-AS30V MP4 files for Editing in iMovie
Step 1. Load .MP4 files
Drag & drop MP4 files to the program directly. Or go to the "File" menu, choose "Add Video" to locate the Sony AS30V MP4 files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion.
Step 2. Select the output format
You can choose iMovie/FCE -- > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 directly.
Tip: Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions cropping, trimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing.
Step 3. Start MP4 to iMovie conversion on Mac
Click the "Convert" button to start the Sony AS30V MP4 to AIC conversion. Just in a few minutes, you make it.
Step 4. Import MP4 into iMovie 11
After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies..., to import the converted MP4 video into iMovie; prepare for editing. You will find that it's just a piece of cake to edit Sony AS30V MP4 files in iMovie.
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