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How to Convert MTS to MOV with Ease on Mac OS (Mountain Lion)

After record some funny videos with HD camcorders, you may want to play the videos with QuickTime player or edit them with Final Cut Pro or iMovie. However, you may have found that the MTS/M2TS files cannot be import into these programs. In this case, you may need to convert MTS to MOV format which is well compatible with Mac apps. To transform MTS files to MOV format, you can use Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac – one of the professional and easy-to-use MTS converters which are supported by Mac OS (Mountain Lion).

Comparing with other MTS converter, Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac can convert not only MTS/M2TS but also transform between various video formats like AVI, WMV, FLV, ASF, M4V and more. Besides converting MTS files to MOV, this MTS converter is also able to extract audio tracks from MTS files and convert them to MP3, AAC, WMA and so forth. What’s more, Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac also embraces a built-in video editor which allows you to customize the video as you like.

Meanwhile, if you would like to convert MTS files to MOV in Windows (Windows 8), you can have a try on Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate.

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Simple steps to convert MTS files to MOV format on Mac

The tutorial here is taking the Mac MTS Converter - Aimersoft Video Convert for Mac to demonstrate the steps on how to convert MTS/M2TS to QuickTime/iMovie MOV:

1Import MTS/M2TS files

Download the proper version and install it in your Mac. Double click the app icon to run it. To add files into the program, you can directly drag and drop the files you want into the main window. Another way to import the files is to click the “+” button on the left bottom side.

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(Note: Batch convert MTS/M2TS files is supported by this MTS converter.)

2Choose MOV as the output format

The second step is to choose MOV as the output format from the Output Format option on the lower part of the windows. Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac offers optimized presets for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, QuickTime and more. Just choose corresponding format as per needs.

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3Edit MTS/M2TS files

Click the Edit icon on the right side of the files, you can customize the video to create personalized videos as you like. You can trim the favorite part from the video, append artistic effects to the video, and add watermarks or subtitles and more.

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4Start to convert the MTS files

When all settings are done, click the Convert button to start converting MTS files. You will get the MOV files in a few minutes, which the converting time depends on the file size.

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Kevin R
Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac sounds great. I like the fact that I can personalize the video to how I want it to be. This is very important to me and this is really what has swayed me to go with this option. Thanks for recommending it.
That is great to know you can convert MTS files to MOV through this unique software. 
Converting MTS files to MOV files is not an easy thing to do. Thanks so much for the great tutorial on it. 
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