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MTS iMovie - How to Import MTS to iMovie on Mac OS X?

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Though iMovie announced to support MTS files, sometime we still encounter cannot import MTS to iMovie, or the imported MTS cannot editable. The following article will explain the reason why iMovie won't import MTS recordings as well as provide an easy method to successfully import all kinds of MTS files to iMovie.

Why iMovie Won't Import MTS files?

MTS, like AVI or MKV, is a video container and actually a part of AVCHD information. MTS file format is adopted by most of HD video camera companies, like SONY, Panasonic, Hitachi, JVC, etc.

MTS files are not compatible with iMovie, even though iMovie 09 /11 are declared to extract MTS files, but actually when you try to import MTS to iMovie, various problems still come. The reasons for iMovie won't import MTS files are as follows:

  • Reason 1: Even if MTS is the mainstream format adopted by most video cameras but not the mainstream video format for Windows or Mac computers.
  • Reason 2: As we know that normally MTS files have high definition, resolution and bit rate and the codec for MTS files is H264, a complex codec, which raise high requirement for the computer performance to edit MTS files with iMovie. If the computer performance is not so well you still can't edit MTS in iMovie smoothly.

How to Import MTS to iMovie smoothly?

The direct and convenient solution is to convert MTS to iMovie more compatible format, like MOV or MPEG-4. In this case you will need a MTS to iMovie converter. iDealshare VideoGo is just the best MTS to iMovie Converter. With MTS to iMovie converter you can easily convert MTS from HD video cameras, like SONY, Panasonic, Hitachi, JVC, etc. to iMovie supported video format without quality loss.

How to Convert MTS to iMovie?

Below is a step by step guide on how to convert MTS recording to iMovie so as to import MTS to iMovie.

Make Preparation: Free download MTS to iMovie Converter

Free download the professional MTS to iMovie Converter - iDealshare VideoGo (for Mac, for Windows), install and then launch it, the following interface will pop up.

MTS to iMovie Converter

Step 1Import MTS files

Click "Add files" button to import MTS files to iDealshare VideoGo

Convert MTS to iMovie to Import MTS to iMovie

Step 2Set MOV or MPEG-4 as the output format

Click "Profile" button to select iMovie supported MOV or MPEG-4 as the output format

Step 3Finish the MTS to iMovie format conversion

Click "Convert" button to start and finish converting MTS to iMovie more supported video format to import MTS to iMovie