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How to Convert MTS/M2TS to MOV in Mac/Windows

If you have shot some MTS/M2TS videos with your AVCHD camcorder, then you probably want to convert MTS to MOV on Mac so as to edit your home movies in programs like Final Cut Pro and iMovie, or just play MTS/M2TS files on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks) conveniently with Apple players. Here you'll learn how to convert MTS files to MOV on Mac (Mountain Lion and Mavericks included).

MTS Converter for Mac from Aimersoft is strongly recommended to help you change MTS to QuickTime MOV format on Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks fast yet with great quality. After the conversion, you can play the camcorder files with QuickTime, transfer MTS footage to FCP, burn MTS with iDVD and more as you like. The following guide tells you how to convert camcorder MTS/M2TS to MOV step by step. First of all, download the MTS video converter below. (If you're using Windows, please get the Windows version to convert MTS videos to MOV in Windows 8/7/XP/Vista.)

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How to convert MTS to MOV with ease

Here the detailed way to convert MTS and M2TS files to MOV on Mac OS X (including OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks) is showed. The way to change MTS to QuickTime MOV in Windows (Windows 8) is the same. Just make sure you've downloaded the right version.

1Import MTS files

Launch the MTS converter for Mac and click File > Load Media Files to add the MTS/M2TS files you want to convert. Or directly drag MTS videos to the program. After the files are loaded, you can preview them and take snapshots of your favorite video scenes. If you want to convert multiple MTS videos to a single MOV file, simply click the Merge button to combine all added files.

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2Edit the MTS video (optional)

Some video editing functions are provided, letting you personalize your original MTS videos instantly. To edit a video, click the Edit button beside each video clip to open the video editing window. And then you can trim the video, crop video size, add some special video effects, add watermarks and more. With the smart and easy built-in video editor, you can get exact what you want in just a few mouse clicks.

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3Choose MOV as the output format

Afterwards, navigate the formats at the bottom and click Video > MOV to select MOV as the output file format. Other popular output formats included MP4, WMV, AVI, M4V, MPEG-2 and many more.

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If you want to convert MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro, iMovie or iDVD, you can directly click Editing and choose either one as the output video format to convert MTS to Final Cut Pro/iMovie/iDVD videos with the best settings. And if you want to convert MTS format to MOV for playback on iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc., just click Devices and set the icon of your device as the output file format to convert MTS videos to fit your device.

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5Start converting MTS video to MOV

When all the settings are OK, click the Convert button to start converting your MTS/M2TS movies to MOV on Mac. When the conversion completes, you will get high quality MOV videos. After that, you can play the video files with QuickTime/iTunes or edit them in Final Cut Pro/iMovie, etc. to meet your multimedia needs.

Here is the video tutorial about converting MTS/M2TS to MOV on Mac OS X:

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What is MOV?

MOV is a file extension especially developed for Apple QuickTime Player.It can store video, animation, graphics, 3D and virtual reality (VR) content or text. Since it's an Apple format, it's widely supported by Mac programs.

What is MTS/M2TS?

The .m2ts file format (also .mts) is used for the HD recordings of some Sony, Panasonic, Canon and other AVCHD camcorders. You can use the Picture Motion Browser provided by Sony to play camcorder M2TS videos currently. There are only a few players can play M2TS files. That's why many people want to convert MTS to other more popular video formats.

Why convert MTS/M2TS to MOV?

MTS/M2TS files are raw AVCHD videos. Usually, MTS videos are in large size and they can't be played on regular media players like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, Android, PSP, Xbox 360 and more. And Apple programs like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, QuickTime, iTunes, etc. don't recognize MTS. The best way to play MTS on Mac is to convert MTS to Apple MOV format.

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Why is there a trial?
sounds interesting!Free open resource FFmpeg is the only software project to convert MTS to editable QuicktimeMOV files for Apple Final Cut Pro. But you should know some computer command. For example, if you want convert the file to .AVI, there is a bunch of complex code “ffmpeg -i INPUT.MTS -vcodec libxvid -b 18000k -acodec libmp3lame -deinterlace -ab 192k -s 1280x720 -r 50 OUTPUT.avi” which you should know. As a DV photographer, I purchased Sony HDR-AX2000 which creates MTS files that can't be read directly by FCP. But I am lack of skilled computer program instructions. It couldn't seem to pick a correct encodings to get the audio and video to stay in sync. How to solve this problem?
Any chances of having (in some foreseeable future) an opportunity to convert to Cineform MOV / Cineform AVI ? Thank you.
That's because the preset format for iMovie has been optimized. You can adjust the format parameters as you like with the Settings option.
When I convert a .Mts file to .Mov the output tend file was about 80mbs but when I output the same file to .Mov format using the editing selection for iMovie the file was 550mbs! Why is that? Brian. Fourbarts@gmail.com
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Hi, you can also designate an output folder to save your output files. If you still have any question, please feel free to contact us.
I actually just found it ... catalog : movies. aimer convert .....
I just bought a license, converted some files, and tried to import these files into iMovie. Result: No files found in the catalog Aimersoft Video Converter. Where do I find these converted files ? Using too much time on this issue .... Please answer to svebjoATme.com
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It's available for both HD and SD videos.
Is H.264 the only codec available for HD or SD video?
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