Convert AVCHD, MTS, TS, M2T files to iMovie/FCE

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition), often with the file extension of mts, m2ts or mt2, is a professional digital recording format for Sony, Panasonic, Canon and more camcorders and cameras. You may have the habit to cut/edit AVCHD video footages recorded with HD camera or camcorder. However, editing AVCHD on Mac is not as easy as we thought. The reason lies on the AVCHD video format used in HD camcorders.

Although Final Cut Express 4.0 and iMovie 11 is said to support AVCHD videos for input, however it's not always true. Many users explained that there always problems when editing AVCHD footage on iMovie/FCE. Anyway, edit AVCHD videos on iMovie/FCE is not that smooth. According to the test, the AIC videos are compatible for editing with iMovie/FCE on Mac natively.

In order to import all kinds of AVCHD to iMovie/FCEsuccessfully, it is better to convert AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to AIC codec which works well with iMovie/FCE

Pavtube AVCHD to AIC Converter for Mac is is really a perfect AVCHD Conveter for iMovie/FCE, which is mainly used to transcode Sony, Panasonic and few CanonAVCHD MTS/M2TS files to FCE/iMovie Mac best suppoted AIC codec. It will make AVCHD footage editable on FCE/iMovie.

The following article just aims to provide a step by step guide on how to convert AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to AIC with almost no loss of video and audio quality.

1. Download Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac - the professional AVCHD to AIC Converter, install and run it, the following interface will pop up.

2. Choose configured presets for iMovie. In order to convert M2T to AIC for using in iMovie 8/9/11, simply hit "Format" menu and follow "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".

Tip: By clicking "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for your .mts source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.

Step 3. Hit the "Convert" button to converting AVCHD in MTS, M2T, M2TS to iMovie/Final Cut Express.

Step 4. Import converted AIC MOV to iMovie. Launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import the converted MTS footage to iMovie for further editing.

iMovie File Importing Steps: How to import video files or projects to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac?

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    Marchelle Steve (Tuesday, 24 January 2017 03:02)

    You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complicated and extremely broad for me. I'm looking forward for your next post, I'll try to get the hang of it!

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