Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2011 2:12 PM (in response to coxorange)
iMovie will definitely support 60I (which is really 30 fps with 2 interlaced fields per second. I would be doubtful about 60P. But I don't have the camera, so maybe someone who does can say for sure.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2011 4:15 AM (in response to David Eitemiller)
In the meantime I've bought the HX9V too.
Why use the FX or FH mode when you can go much better?
iMovie '11 can't (yet!) import 60p footage directly. (BTW A good player for these 60p MTS files on the Mac is Movist (http://code.google.com/p/movist/downloads/list - FREE).)
You can use the Rewrap2M4V script (https://discussions.apple.com/message/11316343#11316343 - FREE - Note: Read this thread to have all required parts installed.), remux (http://www.nef.wh.uni-dortmund.de/%7Emt/remux/ - FREE) or ClipWrap (http://www.divergentmedia.com/clipwrap/trial - latest version 2.3: $50) to convert (losslessly) to M4V or MOV, what iMovie can handle as 1080/30p.
For Rewrap2M4V and remux:
Rewrap to M4V files (losslessly!) which you can import (using 'optimize') in iMovie to AIC (the normal working format in iMovie).
NOT just rewrap (won't work/no audio), but directly convert to AIC (always check 'Convert Audio to LPCM' - that's what iMovie needs). Then when you import the resulting MOV files into iMovie you'll notice that this goes more quickly, because iMovie has no more work to do - just "double checks" the files (no matter with or without 'optimize' checked - it's ignored).
I've checked thoroughly and can confirm that all 3 methods bring the same high quality output when I finally export using iMovie at 20Mbps (standard MOV export setting).
BTW: I've heard you can also use Toast (expensive), but I don't know if the conversion quality is lossy.
I hope at least one method will work for you too!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 2:20 AM (in response to coxorange)
thanks for those hints. In AppStore I have found iVI (inexpensive 3 $) , do you think it could be also a good tool for preprocessing before Imovie ? is it also lossless ?
To create a slowmotion clip, what AVCHD format would be better ?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 27, 2011 3:16 AM (in response to christophe-air)
In AppStore I have found iVI (inexpensive 3 $) , do you think it could be also a good tool for preprocessing before Imovie ? is it also lossless ?
I don't know this app.
Why not ask their support?
(link in App Store)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 10:23 AM (in response to Cleveland)
At the moment I'm using the FREE Media Converter (http://media-converter.sourceforge.net/) with that re-wrap preset for AVCHD. Perfect 60p results which are accepted by FCP X.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2011 11:28 AM (in response to Cleveland)
First I connect the camera via USB and switch it on. Three folders appear on my Mac's desktop. In one of the "noname" folders you can find the MTS files, which I convert to QT MOV files using Media Converter. These MOV files (still 60p) can be imported into FCP X.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 10, 2012 11:24 AM (in response to coxorange)
Thank you for this info! You've saved me ages. Media Converter from Sourceforge definitely seems to be the way to go and seems to give a lossless 50P conversion from .MTS to .mov I can then use this in iMovie, FCP, etc. It's worth adding that the .mov preset isn't included with Media Converter - you need to click 'get more presets' and download it (again free) from the sourceforge site. If anyone at Apple's listening...any chance of native HX9V support in iMovie to save the faffing about?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 2:43 PM (in response to coxorange)
Hello everyone! I juat got my hx9v in the mail an im having issues on importing and sound. Im importing the MTS file to Media Converter an its intelligent auto PS AVC HD setting on the camera. When i import an convert to the MOV formate it plays back as the MOV format but no volume slider appears on the quicktime screen as it should.
Also, on a 2 minute video i tested it was not playing back smoothly and skipped throughout the whole clip. Any clue why these two issues are happening to me? Im not too camera tech savvy so im sorry if its a newbish question. Thanks hope someone can help!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 4:05 PM (in response to NewLyfe)
Im importing the MTS file to Media Converter an its intelligent auto PS AVC HD setting on the camera.
Sorry I don't understand exactly what you did.
Did you record using the 1080/60p setting?
Did you use the re-wrap preset for AVCHD with Media Converter?
When i import an convert to the MOV formate it plays back as the MOV format but no volume slider appears on the quicktime screen as it should.
In QuickTime, what does the Movie Inspector report (cmd-I)?
(Does the audio playback work on the camera?)
Also, on a 2 minute video i tested it was not playing back smoothly and skipped throughout the whole clip.
Which Mac do you use? Is it fast enough?
Did you close other Applications during your tests?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 24, 2012 5:07 PM (in response to coxorange)
hey coxorange, Yes i recorded using 1080/60p setting an used the re-wrap preset that i had to download. There was two,one said lossless audio an the other said no audio. I tried both an no sound at all.
Yes the audio playback worked on the camera and sounded clear.
I own the macbook pro 13 inch mid-2009 model..snow leopard current version..8gb ram..2.26 ghz.
i also closed all apps an tred it and still skipped. I tried the fx mode an it worked fine but wasnt as picture perfect as the 60p mode.