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  • Convert MTS to iMovie for importing and editing easily without any trouble.
  • Alternative to iMovie to edit MTS videos with trimming, cutting, merging, adding subtitles, etc.
  • Transfer converted MTS files to iPhone/iPad/Android devices for easy playback.
  • Versatile toolbox combines Screen Recorder, GIF maker, Fix Media Metadata, etc.
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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

[Sovled] How to Convert and Import MTS to iMovie Easily

by Christine Smith • Sep 29,2019 • Proven solutions

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. Many common video formats are supported by the iMovie including MP4, MOV, and M4V. However, importing MTS to iMovie is a challenging task, especially raw files that the application cannot recognize from the camcorders.

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Discussed in this article is how to solve the problem that can't import MTS to iMovie. To do this, you will have to work around and convert MTS to iMovie compatible formats 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 Convert and Import MTS to iMovie on Windows/Mac

At the first beginning, you should convert camera MTS files to iMovie supported formats with a professional tool. Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) is such an MTS to iMovie converter which helps you convert MTS videos to MOV, MP4, and more others. Compatible with both Windows and Mac system, Wondershare UniConverter supports 1000+ formats and devices presets. Follow the steps below to convert MTS to iMovie compatible formats for easy importing and editing.

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  • Convert MTS files to iMovie compatible formats including MP4, MOV, M4V, and others.
  • Support 1000+ video and audio formats for conversion with super fast speed and no quality loss.
  • Edit videos with trimming, cutting, merging, adding watermarks, editing subtitles, applying effects, etc.
  • Transfer converted files to devices like iPhone, iPad, Android phones easily with a USB cable.
  • Burn and customize MTS videos to DVD with free DVD menu templates.
  • Download or record videos from 10,000+ video sharing sites.
  • Versatile toolbox combines fix video metadata, GIF maker, cast video to TV, video compressor, and screen recorder.
  • Supported OS: Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista, Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14, 10.13, 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6
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How to Convert MTS Files for iMovie Using Wondershare UniConverter

Step 1 Download and install Wondershare UniConverter for Mac.

After downloading and installing Wondershare UniConverter for Mac, you can open it and you will enter the window of Convert > Converting by default.

launch Wondershare MTS to iMovie converter

Step 2 Add MTS files need to convert to iMovie.

Open the folder where the MTS file that needs to be converted resides. Drag and drop the MTS file into the middle section of the program’s interface. Wait until the file is added to Wondershare UniConverter for Mac.

add MTS files to convert to imovie

Step 3 Select iMovie as the output format.

Click the inverted triangle beside Convert all tasks to, from under the Output Format section, click the Editing category and select the output format iMovie and the related resolution.

choose iMovie for MTS files

Step 4 Convert MTS files to iMovie compatible format.

Click Convert All button to start the MTS to iMovie conversion. After a while, you can find the converted file in the Converted section.

convert MTS to iMovie Mac

How to Import a Converted MTS Video to iMovie on Mac

After you have followed the above steps to convert an MTS file to your preferred iMovie compatible format and transferred the converted file on to your Mac computer that has iMovie installed, you can follow the steps given below to import the file to iMovie:

1. Open iMovie on your Mac computer.

2. Click the File menu from the top of the interface.

3. From the displayed menu, click Import Movies.

How to Import an MTS File to iMovie

4. From the opened box, locate and click to select the converted file that you want to import to iMovie.

5. Once selected, from the lower section of the box, click to select the Create new Event radio button.

6. In the available field, type a name for the new event.

7. Optionally, you can choose your preferred video size from the Import 1080i video as drop-down list as needed.

8. Ensure that the Copy files radio button is selected from the lower-left section of the box to make sure that the original file is not modified, and its copy is created when you edit the video.

9. Click Import from the bottom of the box when done.

How to Import an MTS File to iMovie

10. Wait until the video file is imported to iMovie.

How to Import an MTS File to iMovie

11. Wait until iMovie generates the required thumbnails.

How to Import an MTS File to iMovie

12. Once done, you can start making the required changes to converted and added video.

How to Import an MTS File to iMovie

Part 2. Why MTS Files Cannot Be Imported to iMovie

The Advanced Video Coding High Definition (AVCHD) video files that are captured using a camcorder or video camera use the .MTS extension. Because these files are raw and due to certain limitations, they cannot be imported directly to iMovie. That being said, an efficient conversion tool is needed to convert the MTS files to an iMovie supported format before they can be imported to the program for further editing or modifications as needed.

Although there are several applications available in the market that can convert the MTS files to iMovie supported format, Wondershare UniConverter would be your best choice as it provides a user-friendly interface and makes the overall conversion tasks easy. Also, it can work as the alternative to iMovie to help you edit videos easily.

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