Showing posts with label Import MTS to iMovie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Import MTS to iMovie. Show all posts

Sunday, February 21, 2016

iMovie MTS: How to Convert MTS to iMovie (iMovie 11 Included)

Why an MTS Video File Cannot Be Imported to iMovie?

To answer this question, we have to first understand the VCHD, which is short for Advanced Video, Codec High Definition which was developed by Panasonic and Sony for camcorders. It is basically a form on video compression, which allows larger data created using the HD video recording to be saved in the internal hard disk and expandable memory. 

MTS, short for MPEG -2 Transport Stream is a part of the avchd and is used for multiplexing audio and video. This is not an editable file, but a container file lacking the necessary information needed by iMovie and other editing tools. While you may have luck playing the files using some players, you will not be able to import it into iMovie and other editing software.

How to Import MTS to iMovie on Mac

With the editing program iMovie, you can import a variety of media files including audios, videos, photos and graphics files to it for professional and further editing. These media files may come from a hard disk of your computer, an external storage device connected to your computer, a memory card inserted in your computer’s card slot or a card reader, or an existing hard disk on your home or other computer network.

When following the iMovie instructions you decide to import the MTS video files to the iMovie, you may be told by iMovie that it cannot recognize the MTS file format. Coming across the dilemma of importing MTS video files to iMovie, you should make clear the best compatible format for iMovie first. The basic solution is transcoding MTS to iMovie best video editing codec - Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), which is a high-quality and less processor intensive intermediate codec for using with HD workflows in iMovie

If you are looking for an easy way to convert your MTS to iMovie, following are a few steps to help you achieve your goal with Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (Best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Review) which is designed to convert MTS to any other popular video or audio format at high fast conversion speed and excellent output quality. No matter you are an expert or novice, you could easily use it for its intuitive interface.

See AlsoiMovie Tips | AVCHD MP4 to iMovie

Free download, it is 100% clean and safe:


Key Features:
  • Three simple clicks to convert MTS videos to Final Cut Pro compatible formats.
  • Aside from FCP, you can directly convert MTS to iMovie, QuickTime, Windows Movie Maker and more video editors supported formats without additional settings.
  • Edit your MTS videos before converting them. With the built-in editor, you can trim or crop your videos. And you are able to add subtitles and watermarks to the videos as well.
  • Perfectly compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion and 10.6 Snow Leopard.
Now you can free download this MTS to iMovie Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) Converter, install and run it, you will see the interface.

The following is a simple instruction of how to use this Pavtube Mac MTS/M2TS Converter:

Step 1: Add MTS files to the program

Click the “Add File” button to select the MTS videos from your hard drive to this program. To save your time, this program supports batch conversion so you can add multiple files at a time.

Step 2: Choose output format and specify output folder

Choose output format for your specific usage. For example in this case, from "Format" drop-down option, choose iMovie best editing codec by selecting "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." > "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov). If you select all files and click Merge, you can join all imported mts files to one output video.

Step 3. Edit MTS files (Optional)

The “Video Editor” can be reached by clicking the “Edit” button. You can edit your MTS files by using editing functions like trimming, cropping, adding watermark to video file, change video effects, etc.

Step 4: Start the Conversion.

Click “Convert” button to start conversion immediately. Few minutes later, you will get output video in your destination folder.

After converting MTS to iMovie. workable formats you can easily import them to your Final Cut Express for editing. Hope you have a good editing experience.

If you are looking for AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Windows, please click HERE.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Make Sony A58 AVCHD footages working with iMovie/FCE on Mac

"Hi, I'm using a Sony SLT-A58 on a MacBook Pro. I need to upload these videos to iMovie so that I can edit them later. But it seems iMovie does not like to work with my videos, I think I'm just missing something that is pretty simple. Can anyone help?

The Alpha SLT-A58 is one of the SLRs camera from Sony which apparently want to enter the SLRs market with such a worthy entry level product. The Alpha A58 replaces Sony SLT A57, and become a competitive camera in this price class with incredible video quality. Sony A58 record full hd videos at 1080p resolution and in 60i or 24p for your choice. What's more, the videos it outputs is wrapped in AVCHD codec for blu-ray-like picture quality.

However, here comes the problem. The AVCHD codec allows people save large extraordinary videos without quality loss, but the output video size is pretty large correspondingly. It's not easy for permanent preservation. Also, AVCHD is not a Mac friendly video codec, and the mts format is not support by many nonlinear editing programs on Mac, such as Final Cut Pro, iMovie/Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, etc. What should we do to make Sony A58 AVCHD footages working with iMovie/FCE on Mac

Since Mac and NLE do not work with AVCHD or MTS format natively, you need to convert Sony SLT-A58 AVCHD files to iMovie/FCE compatible codec for editing, which can be as simple as a few clicks with this Pavtube AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac

How to convert Sony SLT-A58 AVCHD MTS for editing in FCE/iMovie?

Step 1. Connect your Sony SLT-A58 to Mac and turn it on; launch Mac Sony MTS/M2TS Converter, click top left two icons to load your footage.

Step 2. Choose iMovie/FCE compatible video format.

Click "Format", you will many profiles for different programs and usage.

For Mac iMovie or FCE users, click "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the best codec for editing.

You can also click "Settings" which is marked as 3 above, to set the output video specs manually.

Step 3. Click the big red circle to start converting Sony SLT A58 AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV for using in FCE/iMovie. Check "start streaming server after conversion", you can share/edit the converted video directly on anther Mac.

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