How to Import MTS to iMovie

by Christine Smith • Jul 23,2019 • Proven solutions

Camera Videos

1. Import Camera Videos to Apps+
  1. 1.1 Import MTS to Adobe Premiere
  2. 1.2 Import MTS to Final Cut Pro
  3. 1.3 Import MTS to iMovie
  4. 1.4 Import MOD to iMovie
  5. 1.5 Import Camcorder Video to Windows Movie Maker
  6. 1.6 Import Camcorder Video to Sony Vegas
2. Play Camera Videos on Devices +
  1. 2.1 Play MTS on iPad
  2. 2.2 Play M2TS with Plex Media Server
  3. 2.3 Play M2TS with XBMC
  4. 2.4 MTS Converter for HD Devices
3. Convert Camera Videos to Other formats +
  1. 3.1 Convert Canon MTS/M2TS to Any Format
  2. 3.2 Convert Panasonic MTS/M2TS to Any Format
  3. 3.3 Convert M2TS/MTS with Handbrake
  4. 3.4 Convert MTS to MPEG
  5. 3.5 Convert MTS to MOV on Mac
  6. 3.6 Best MTS to MOV Converter
  7. 3.7 Convert M2TS to MOV
  8. 3.8 Convert M2TS to MP3
  9. 3.9 Convert MTS to 3GP
  10. 3.10 Convert MTS to QuickTime
  11. 3.11 Convert MTS to WMV
  12. 3.12 Convert AVCHD to MP4
  13. 3.13 Convert M2TS to MP4
  14. 3.14 Convert MXF to MOV
  15. 3.15 Convert VRO to MP4
  16. 3.16 Convert MOD to MOV
  17. 3.17 Convert MOD to MP4
  18. 3.18 Convert MTS to Prores
  19. 3.19 Convert VHS to Digital
  20. 3.20 Convert 8mm Film to Digital
  21. 3.21 Convert HDV Video
  22. 3.22 Convert JVC Camcorder Videos on Mac
  23. 3.23 Convert MTS to iMovie
  24. 3.24 Convert MTS to FLV
4. Camera Video Converters +
  1. 4.1 Top 5 Free Online MTS to MOV Converter
  2. 4.2 Free MTS Converter
  3. 4.3 Best M2TS Converter
  4. 4.4 Sony Camcorder Converter
  5. 4.5 Top VHS Converters
  6. 4.6 Tod Converter for Mac
  7. 4.7 Free MOD Converter
  8. 4.8 MOD Converter for Mac
  9. 4.9 M2T Converter
  10. 4.10 Best MTS Converter
  11. 4.11 MTS Converter Mac
  12. 4.12 TS Converter for Mac
  13. 4.13 TS Converter for Windows
  14. 4.14 MTS to WMV Converter
  15. 4.15 Aiseesoft MTS Converter Alternative
5. Other Tips & Tricks +
  1. 5.1 Full Guide to Camera Video File Formats
  2. 5.2 Add Subtitles to M2TS
  3. 5.3 Transfer Videos from Camcorder to Computer
  4. 5.4 Burn Videos from Camcorder to DVD
  5. 5.5 Compress Camcorder Video
  6. 5.6 Upload M2TS to YouTube
  7. 5.7 Connect Camcorder to Mac
  8. 5.8 Import Sony Video to Mac
  9. 5.9 Best JVC Camcorders
  10. 5.10 Best 4K Camcorders in 2017
  11. 5.11 Best Sony Video Camera
  12. 5.12 Top Sony Camcorders

iMovie is an application by Apple designed to help in video editing that comes free with the iLife Suite for Mac. The application also allows users to organize video files, edit batch files, apply effects, adjust audio and video quality, among many more features. Some of the video formats supported by the iMovie application include DV, HDV, MPEG-2, MPEG 4, H.264, AIC codecs, and AVCHD. However, importing MTS to iMovie is a challenging task, especially raw files that the application cannot recognize from the camcorders.

How to Import MTS to iMovie

Discussed in this article is how to solve the problem and steps to help you import MTS to iMovie hassle free. To do this, you will have to work around and convert the MTS to iMovie format which can be easily imported to the iMovie. This will be achieved by use of a powerful and professional MTS to iMovie conversion tool, which will offer fast conversions and maximum video quality.

Part 1. How to Import MTS to iMovie on Mac Using Wondershare UniConverter for Mac (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac)

For most Mac users, coming across the dilemma of importing MTS video files to iMovie is a common thing even when following the iMovie instructions. Most camcorders cannot recognize the file format. In this case, you will be required to convert MTS to iMovie using the professional MTS iMovie application Wondershare Video Converter per Mac which is designed to help you accomplish the conversion with an ease and at an ultra high speed without compromising on the quality of the video.

1. Download and install Wondershare UniConverter for Mac (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac)

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2. How to Convert an MTS file to iMovie Compatible file Using Wondershare UniConverter for Mac (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac)

If you are looking for an easy way to convert your MTS to iMovie, following are a few steps to help you achieve your goal with Wondershare UniConverter for Mac (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac).

Step 1 Import MTS files

Import your MTS video to the Wondershare Video converter by clicking on the Add Files button, or simply by dragging and dropping the video file from your folder to the window.

How to Import MTS to iMovie

Step 2 Choose iMovie Compatible Format

Click the Inverted triangle icon icon from the Target box to get the output format list, then select any video format that is compatible with the iMovie from the list, eg. MP4. Just select Video > FLV and choose a video resolution in the right.

How to Import MTS to iMovie

Step 3 Convert MTS to iMovie

Click on the Convert button to start the conversion process. You can also opt to cancel the process if you wish. Once the conversion is complete, you can switch to the Converted tab to access the new converted files.

How to Import MTS to iMovie

Step 4 Import the Converted File to iMovie

After above video conversion, now click on the Import button to choose the newly converted video files in the above process and select Import Media. You can easily select the files from your hard disk to iMovie by dragging and dropping the files on the interface instead of using the Import button.

How to Import MTS to iMovie

Part 2. Why an MTS Video File Cannot Be Imported to iMovie

To answer this question, we have to first understand the VCHD, which is short for Advanced Video, Codec High Definition which was developed by Panasonic and Sony for camcorders. It is basically a form on video compression, which allows larger data created using the HD video recording to be saved in the internal hard disk and expandable memory. MTS, short for MPEG -2 Transport Stream is a part of the AVCHD and is used for multiplexing audio and video. This is not an editable file, but a container file lacking the necessary information needed by iMovie and other editing tools. While you may have luck playing the files using some players, you will not be able to import it into iMovie and other editing software.

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