Use/Import AVCHD .mts videos into iPhoto

Wanna merge/trim AVCHD .mts videos in iPhoto? In this article, you will learn how to open AVCHD .mts videos in iPhoto.


iPhoto will recognize many devices that shoot AVCHD video and import from them directly, similarly to importing a photo. But users seems to meet a lot of troubles while importing MTS videos to iPhoto:

“I now have os x 10.11 el capitan but still can’t seem to import to iphotos. is this possible? i’ve tried dragging the folder as is from my camera (panasonic tz40) but just says “none of these files can be imported to your iphoto library”? Can I use MTS files in iPhoto?”

Normally, iPhoto is designed to allow the importing of pictures from digital cameras, local storage devices such as USB flash drive, CDs, DVDs and hardrives to a user’s iPhoto Library. However, if you encounter any trouble on importing, follow this article to get workflow.

If you wanna to use iPhoto 8/9/11 to handle of you 1080p AVCHD mts files from Canon/Sony/Panasonic/JVC, you need to transcode the .mts, m2ts clips to Quicktime MOV or MP4 format for iPhoto. To achieve the goal, Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is recommended for you, with this you can achieve the individual .mts to iPhoto conversion.

It is a professional AVCHD MTS converting tool. This Mac AVCHD converter can easily convert MTS/M2TS to any other format including QuickTime .mov with the best quality. Besides, it supports various professional encoders like DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, AIC for iMovie/FCE, ProRes for Final Cut Pro, etc at fast speed with the best result. Get MTS Converter windows version if you need. Now, let’s download and start conversion.

Convert Canon/Sony/Panasonic/JVC AVCHD MTS media to QuickTime .mov for iPhoto on Mac

Step One: Install and launch the AVCHD Converter for Mac. Click the Add Video button to import your Canon/Sony/Panasonic/JVC AVCHD mts files.

Step Two: Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and select “Common Video -> MOV – QuickTime (*.mov)” as target format. This format is specially designed for iPhoto playback. If you want to edit AVCHD video in FCP, “Final Cut Pro ->Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” will be the best choice.

Note: If you want to set some parameters for the output profile, you could click the “Settings” button to set the output bitrate, encode, frame rate, resolution, sample rate, channels, etc.

Step Three: After settings, tap “Convert” button to start transcoding AVCHD MTS files to QuickTime MOV for iPhoto.

After the successful conversion, you can easily transfer AVCHD MTS video to Mac for editing in iPhoto without any issue.

Additional tip:

You can use AVCHD video from these cameras by dragging and dropping or menu-driven imports. Importing the AVCHD video by dragging and dropping, or menu, can get different results depending on how it’s done. Specifically:

>>If you want just the AVCHD files, you have to know which folder to import.
>>You have to import all of the AVCHD files at once.
>>Do NOT drag and drop the individual AVCHD streams or their containing folder.

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