How to Import MTS Files to iMovie

MTS is a file extension for an AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) video clip format for high-definition video. Meanwhile, the AVCHD format (.MTS files) is widely applied in lots of HD camcorders like Cannon, Sony, Panasonic. Yet, sometimes people may come across problems when importing MTS/M2TS to iMovie even though Apple has claimed that the iMovie can edits AVCHD natively.

How to Import MTS Files to iMovie

Some people would complain that there is visible degradation in quality when files are converted from .MTS to .mov through iMovie. Some other say that it reports errors when they try importing .MTS files to iMovie. So, what should they do to properly convert MTS to iMovie?

Actually, the MTS file is the stream file content stored under the directory of PRIVATE/ AVCHD/ BDMV/ STREAM/ 0000.mts. And the AVCHD is not just the “.MTS” files. It is a whole folder structure that you shouldn’t delete! If iMovie reports errors when importing .MTS file, please make sure you copy the whole PRIVATE folder to local computer.

How to Import MTS Files to iMovie

Yet, if you still have problem to import .MTS to iMovie, or there is great quality degradation after importing .MTS to iMovie, you can turn to Jihosoft Video Converter, which is a great desktop application to convert videos, audios from one format to another without any quality degradarion. So, it will be very helpful to convert .MTS file to any other formats that supported by iMovie. Get interested in this tool? Let’s learn more about the main features of Jihosoft Video Converter.

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  1. Convert .MTS/ .M2TS files to other formats supported by pop video editing applications like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, QuickTime, etc.
  2. Convert .MTS/ .M2TS files to other formats supported by pop social websites like Youtube, Vimeo, Vevo, Facebook, Dailymotion, Twitter, etc.
  3. Support essential editing features like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Watermark, Subtitle, etc.
  4. Customized export settings, fast conversion speed, user-friendly interface, etc.

Next, please download Jihosoft Video Converter on Windows/ Mac, and follow the tutorial below to convert .MTS to iMovie.

  1. Make sure you have copy the whole PRIVATE folder to local computer.
  2. Start Video Converter and click “Import” to import .MTS files.
  3. Edit the video files and adjust the export settings(Output video format, output path).
  4. Click “Start” to convert .MTS to iMovie.

How to Import MTS Files to iMovie

Tip: Programs that can open MTS files include Roxio Popcorn and Creator, Flash CS5, and various Cyberlink players.

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