Open Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos in iMovie for editing

This article will teach you how to freely edit Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos in iMovie with Apple InterMediate Codec.

“How to import Sony 1080P AVCHD content in Imovie 11?”

This is a frequently asked question on forum. If you are in such trouble, this article will give you some clues on how to edit Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos in iMovie.

Camcorders like Sony Handycam HDR-CX700v, HDR-CX190/130/220, HDR-TD10, HDR-PJ430v/380/200/230, FDR AX1 .etc in this range commonly use the same basic format to save videos, that is, AVCHD (.mts). Unfortunately, there is no way to import single MTS file into iMovie that you have previously transferred from the camera to your computer unless you have used the Archive method which saves the whole file structure of the camera onto your computer.

Therefore, in order to edit Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos in iMovie without any trouble, you are advised to convert MTS to iMovie friendly video format like AIC .mov, so that these MTS videos can be accepted by iMovie (iMovie 11) natively.

Here Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is highly recommended as the best MTS to iMovie converter under Mac OS X macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion. With it, you can convert .mts and .m2ts files to iMovie compatible video codec AIC with ultra-fast conversion speed and lossless video quality. Besides, more optimal presets like Apple ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer are provided as well. Download the program and the below is a brief guide for beginners. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Tutorial: Import Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to iMovie

1: Drag and drop your MTS files to the program directly. Batch conversion is supported.

2: Choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) in “Format” column.

2: Click “Convert” button to start transcoding MTS/M2TS to AIC .mov for importing to iMovie on Mac.

After the conversion, just run iMovie program and import the generated .mov files. You will find the output video work on iMovie 8/9/11 perfectly.

Useful Tip:

This professional Sony MTS to iMovie Converter allows you to adjust audio and video settings under “Settings” page including customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel before conversion.

Read More:
How to Open MTS files in Sony Movie Studio
How to Transfer MTS to Windows Movie Maker
How to Edit Single MTS videos in FCP