Guide on Editing MTS files in iMovie freely

Looking for a simple way to import MTS files into iMovie? This article will show you how to convert MTS videos into AIC for iMovie.


“I have several video files from a Sony camera that I have placed on an external hard drive. The files are .mts. How do I import these AVCHD .mts files into iMovie? Thank you!”

As a matter of fact, iMovie actually don’t support MTS video files because of the codec incompatibility. You cannot use MTS on pre-install Appleā€™s Media Player- QuickTime or other Apple iDevices like iTunes, Final Cut Pro, Apple TV, iPad etc, neither. If you temporarily have no idea about what to do, then you are advised to encode MTS files to iMovie accepted codec at first, like Apple InterMediate Codec. To achieve that, a powerful video conversion application is necessary.

Here Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is highly recommended which is much professional on dealing with 4K, 2K, Full HD 1080p/1080i, HD 720p and SD video files in format MTS to any codec you like for NLEs such as iMovie, FCP, Avid, Premiere and so on. Now, download the software on Mac OS X and follow the guide below to start MTS to iMovie conversion.

How to Convert MTS to AIC for iMovie

Step 1: Load the original file

Install and run the MTS Converter on Mac, and then click the “Add” button to import the original videos to the program. You can also drag and drop to import the original videos.

Step 2: Set output format

Click the format column to select output format “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as the best compatible video format for iMovie/FCE.

Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

Step 3: Start Conversion

Tap the “Convert” icon on the main interface, the conversion MTS to iMovie AIC MOV will be completed soon.

After conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible with iMovie effortlessly. Now you can import and edit the converted MTS files in iMovie smoothly.

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