Add M2TS to iMovie

In this post, I’d like to share with you how to add an m2ts file to iMovie project for further editing.

First, let’s take a look at something about m2ts:

A .M2TS file is a Sony high definition video file type

M2TS files are raw AVCHD videos recorded using Sony’s camcorders, such as the HDR-SR series models. Panasonic, Canon and other brands of AVCHD camcorders also record in M2TS format.

Currently, M2TS files can be played using the Picture Motion Browser, which is an application video player provided with Sony AVCHD camcorders. M2TS files can also be played with Mplayer, Windows Media Player, ALLPlayer, VLC and other media players if there is a codec for DVD playing installed. But the file type .M2TS is not always automatically associated with the player, so it may be necessary to open it from the player. That’s to say, it’s not convenient to play and enjoy your M2TS video.

How to convert m2ts to iMovie friendly format?

Step 1. Download and install Video Converter for Mac

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Step 2. Load the m2ts file

Drag and drop the m2ts file to the program.

Batch conversion is also supported by this Video Converter for Mac, so you can actually load several m2ts files at one time.

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Step 3. Select iMovie as the output format

On the main interface, click the format icon to pop up the output video settings window, where you can click the format box in the middle to extend the format list and select “iMovie” as your output format under the “Apple Software” section.

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Step 4. Start converting m2ts to iMovie

Click the “Convert” button to start to convert m2ts to iMovie supported format and then you can just go out for a walk or take a nap, and the conversion may have been finished when you come back.