Easily import and edit single MTS files in iMovie

This article will teach you how to open single MTS files in iMovie with MTS to AIC MOV converter. 


Users may always encounter issues like “how do I open a file in iMovie with enlargement of the MTS?” or “how do i download AVCHD (MTS files) in imovie9” come from time to time. 

"I am looking for a good, easy and cheap application for my mac. I get sd cards with MTS files and want a app that can import them directly. I cant find any information if the latest version of iMovie supports importing MTS files from a SD card. Do you know a good alternative for iMovie to import mts, edit the video?" 

As far as I know, if you have used the Archive method which saves the whole file structure of the camera onto your computer, you can achieve your goal smoothly. However, there is no way to import single .mts files to iMovie that you have previously transferred from the camera to your computer. 

Under this circumstance, you need help of Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac

It is an easy-to-use yet professional application for AVCHD camera/camcorders. The program supports various professinal encoders – Apple Intermediate Codec – ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie. It also has outputs for other non-linear editing systems, like Apple ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid MC, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere, etc. 

Tutorial: Edit single MTS files in iMovie 

One: Drag&drop the AVCHD files into the program. Or you can click "Add" button to import the files you want to convert. 


Two: Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov). It's the best format for editing M2TS/M2TS in iMovie 8/9/11. 


Three: Finally, click “Convert” button and your MTS files will be converted into AIC .MOV files ready to be imported into iMovie 11, 09 or 08. 

Tip: Before conversion, you can access to "Settings" page, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones. 

When the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the generated QuickTime AIC .mov files effortlessly. Now, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted MTS files in iMovie for further editing. 

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