Import and edit AVCHD MTS video with iMovie on Mac

Ok so I connected my Canon HF S100 camcorder to my Mac and I noticed the files were .MTS files, which iMovie 11 doesn't read. What is the best way to convert this file, keeping it's good quality, to work with in iMovie?” (from

To solve the problem, here we strongly recommend a tool, AVCHD Converter for Mac, which can convert AVCHD MTS to iMovie MP4, MOV on Mac with ease. Then you can import AVCHD to iMovie, iMovie 08/09/11 for editing. You also can convert MTS to other popular format like AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV, etc on Mac.

Guide to convert or import AVCHD MTS to iMovie for editing

Choose the right version to download. AVCHD Converter for Mac (Mac OS X including Mountain Lion), AVCHD Converter (Windows 8 supported)

(23.1MB) Only $39.95 Windows Version

1. Add MTS files

After running the software, click “Add Files” to locate the M2TS/MTS files which you want to add.

Add MTS files

2. Output setting

Select iMovie video as output profile, mts to iMovie converter for Mac will automatically set the best video / audio parameter for you, so you don't need to change the settings.

Choose mp4 Output format

3. TS to iMovie

At last, click the "Convert" button, it will perfectly begin to convert these recorded HD MTS videos to iMovie friendly formats on the Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard included). Then you can easily import MTS to iMovie 08/09/HD/11 for editing.

MTS to iMovie

More about The editing functions

You can merger, join multiple AVCHD clips together, clip or split long AVCHD files by setting start and end time, crop the unwanted side from AVCHD files, and effect and parameters like brightness, contrast, and saturation, resolution, Frame Rate, Encoder and Bitrate.

Learn more about Camcorder AVCHD Converter, learn how to convert AVCHD to FCP, how to convert MTS to ProRes for FCP, how to convert AVCHD to MP4 Mac, etc.

(23.1MB) Only $39.95 Windows Version

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