Transcoding MTS Files to an Editable MOV Format on Mac OS X El Capitan

Summary: This article recommended you a professional third party video converting tool to help you transcode MTS files to an editable MOV format on Mac OS X EL Capitan.


I'm working with a Canon Vixia HG20 HD camcorder, Mac 10.11, and iMovie HD 6. The camera is not recognized by iMovie, but I can’t figured that what would happen with it. So I'm left with a bunch of .mts files on the camera. I've tried all the methods I could but nothing works. Is there some program that can completely convert MTS files into MOV? Thank you.

Before answering the question, let's have a basic understanding of MTS video first. In brief, MTS format is a currently booming high-definition (HD) video format mainly applied in HD camcorder such as Sony, Canon, Panasonic and JVC, which is a file extension for AVCHD video, MTS, it generally adopts H.264 video coding and AC-3 audio coding. This codec does not supported by editor on Mac OS X El Capitan, besides, other editor on PC cannot supported, too.

In order to edit MTS files on Mac OS X El Capitan, it's needed to convert MPG MTS files to an editable MOV format on Mac OS X El Capitan. To easily convert MTS video to MOV video on Mac, a third party video converting tool is needed. Here the professional Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is strongly recommended. It has a user-friendly interface, which makes it very conveniently to convert MTS to an editable MOV format on Mac OS X El Capitan. The following information is about how to transcode MTS files to an editable MOV format on Mac OS X El Capitan (Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion and Snow Leopard supported).

  • Transcoding MTS Files to an Editable MOV Format on Mac OS X El Capitan

    Step 1: Run the best AVCHD MTS Converter on your the latest Mac OS X El Capitan, and click the "Add video" button to load your original files. You may also directly drag and drop files to application UI for importing files.



    Step 2: Click the "Format" bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the suitable output format from the optimized presets. For example: if you want to edit AVCHD MTS/M2TS files in FCP, you'd better choose "Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)".



    Step 3: Click "Convert" to start the AVCHD MTS/M2TS to editable Mov on Mac OS X El Capitan.

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