MTS File Converter - Transcode MTS footage for viewing and editing

Summary: Check this article to get the best software for converting MTS files on Mac for QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro viewing and editing.

Q: I have some wonderful footage in MTS format from Sony Handycam. What I wanna know is how can I handle these video clips on Mac El Capitan (10.11). Any suggestion?

AVCHD .mts is a file format for recording and playback of HD video. It is typically stored on flash memory card or hard drives. It is great for recording footage from the camera like Sony NEX-FS700, Canon C100, Canon HF G25, Panasonic AC90, but it can be a challenge for editing and playing. Popular editing programs like Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and many video players, portable devices can’t edit and play MTS successfully. What you need is a top Mac MTS converter for transcoding MTS files on Mac OS X including El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks.

Part I. How to Play MTS files on Mac OS X

Try VLC Media Player if you only wanna view your MTS recordings on your computer.

Download and install VLC Media Player (latest version) on your Mac, drag and drop your MTS file to the program to play MTS file easily.

Part II. How to Edit MTS files on Mac OS X

Solution 2: If you want to do further editing with MTS files in NLE(FCP, iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid MC …) or transfer to Galaxy Tab 4, iPad Mini, upload to YouTube, etc, you will need to convert MTS format on Mac OS X in advance.

So an MTS File Converter for Mac is what you want. Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac works as a professional MTS utility for Mac users that can transcode MTS files to AVI/WMV/MPEG-2/MOV for play MTS files on QuickTime, iTunes, iPad, Galaxy S6… or import MTS to iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid/Premiere Pro for editing smoothly with the edit-friendly format like Apple ProRes, AIC, DNxHD, MPEG-2, etc.

In addition to convert MTS clips, the MTS Conversion tool can also edit MTS files like trim, crop, merge, add water mark, and attach subtitles and more. Below is the detailed guide to show you how to convert MTS on Mac.

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Step 1. Run the best MTS converter. Click "Add file" button, browse and load .mts files to the converter. Batch conversion is supported well.

Step 2. If you need convert MTS to MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, MPEG... just click format bar and choose the format you need.

To edit MTS clips on Mac, you can convert MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP and MTS to AIC MOV for editing in iMovie/FCE.

Editing Tips before conversion:

The MTS Converter allows basic editing of your MTS videos. Click "Trim" button to clip unwanted video parts. Click "Crop" button to crop unwanted video area. Click "Effect" to add effect to you video like adding watermark, adjust video image.

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start converting Panasonic/Canon/Sony MTS to a proper format as you need.

When the conversion is completed, click "Open" to fast locate the converted files. Now you can get the converted MTS files for playing, editing, sharing and more.

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