How to Edit Sony MTS videos with ScreenFlow smoothly

Summary: MTS format is adopted by lots of Sony professional camcorders. Sometimes, we need to edit Sony MTS videos with ScreenFlow. This article is focused on working out the issues you may run into when editing MTS videos in ScreenFlow on Mac.

ScreenFlow is a wonderful video editing app which won Apple Design Award. Unfortunately, many users have encountered various difficulties when working with Sony MTS videos in Screenflow. For example, some people found ScreenFlow does not import and edit Sony MTS files recorded by Sony camera. The reason to the problem is MTS format isn’t in the supported formats list of ScreenFlow. The most compatible format for ScreenFlow is H.264 MP4. 

So for editing Sony MTS videos with ScreenFlow smoothly, we’d better transcode MTS videos to MP4 format. In the first instance, I introduce a FREE online solution to you. CloudConvert can convert any  video (MP4, AVI, 3GP...) to MP4 without installing any software! This website does this conversion for you with highest quality online.

In this part, I’m glad to recommend a more powerful local MTS transcoder for you - Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. Let’s have a look at what this MTS converter can do.

  • It supports converting MTS/M2TS videos from Sony/Panasonic/Canon camcorders to MP4 for iMovie.
  • This MTS converter for Mac supports outputting other more popular video formats, such as MPEG-2, MKV, MOV, and so on.
  • The MTS/M2TS conversion process brings zero quality loss, and it's much faster than most converters in the market.
  • The additional “Settings” function enables you to change the parameters with your MTS/M2TS videos easily.

If you want to know more about this software, please review Best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac


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Steps of Transcoding Sony MTS videos with ScreenFlow smoothly

Step 1. Firstly, connect your Sony camcorder to Mac via USB Cable, transfer MTS footage from your camera to Mac hard drive.

Install and give it a try. The trial version will have a watermark on your converted files. Except for that, there are no time limitation, and no unnecessary bundle apps while downloading. After that, click “Add Video” button to load Sony MTS Videos. You can load several files at once by pressing and holding “Command”.

Step 2. Click the “Format” bar to get the drop-down menu and you can get the suitable output format for ScreenFlow. Here you’re advised to choose “HD Video” > “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)”.

Step 3. Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.

Step 4. When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting MTS files to H.264 MP4. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion, so you may load several MTS files and convert them at one time.

Then you are able to import Sony MTS files to ScreenFlow for editing without any problem(The Hot Key is “Comman” + “O”). Enjoy!

Related Software:
Pavtube Media Magician for Mac: This program is a professional Sony manager which can assist you to manage/convert your MTS footages from Sony camcorder for further editing in FCP X/iMovie/Premiere Pro/After Effect, etc, or compressing with HandBrake to play on iPad Pro/iPhone 6S/Apple TV 4/Android Tablets, and sharing to YouTube directly.

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