What is M2TS files
M2TS video format is commonly used for high definition video on Blu-ray Disc and AVCHD. Many AVCHD camcorders, such as the Sony’s HDR-SR, Panasonic, Canon AVCHD camcorders store recorded videos in M2TS video format.
How to playback M2TS files on Mac
On mac, Quick Time Player is the default video player, but it can’t support M2TS files. Therefore, you need install another media player which can playback M2TS files like VLC Media Player.
VLC Media Player is a free software media player and multimedia framework, which can read several formats, such as AVCHD(M2TS, MTS), 3GP, ASF, FLV, MOV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DVD, etc.
Guide: How to convert M2TS to iMovie compatible formats
iMovie is a free and easy-to-use video editor for mac users and it can work with MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, DV formats. Then you need a M2TS to iMovie converter to convert M2TS to iMovie compatible video formats so that you can get M2TS to iMovie for editing off your HD camcorder. This function supports all iMovie versions: iMovie HD, iMovie 08, iMovie 09.
With M2TS to iMovie converter, you can convert M2TS to iMovie workable formats with a few mouse clicks, please refer to the following guide:
1. Download and install the M2TS to iMovie converter
After download M2TS to iMovie video, double-click the item to install it.
2. Launch the converter and load M2TS files to it.
Double-click the icon to launch the converter and click “Add File” to import M2TS files from your HD camcorder
3. Set the iMovie supportable video format as the output format
Hit the triangle icon next to “Profile” field to open the output format list, from where choose the iMovie compatible video formats as the output format.
4. Click the “Convert” button to start M2TS to iMovie conversion
When the above work is done well, press the “Convert” button to get the M2TS to iMovie conversion started. The conversion speed depends on the number of the M2TS files and the speed of your Mac processor.
Advanced features for M2TS to iMovie converter
Convert M2TS to common video formats
M2TS to iMovie converter can also convert M2TS to common video formats like FLV(flash video), ASF, WMV, MP4, 3GP, MOV(Quick Time), MPG, etc.
Editing your M2TS files to cumtomize them
Trimming: In the trimming panel, M2TS to iMovie converter can help camcorder users to split M2TS files, get any-time clips by dragging the sliders under the preview windows.
Cropping: Drag the frame on the M2TS videos or set the crop values: Top, Bottom, Left, Right so that you can cut off the unwanted area, like black bars.
Adding effects: Tune the video brightness, contrast and saturation through moving the sliders; select special effect to apply: Old Film, Emboss and Gray.
How to work through iMovie to make your own home videos
1. Open iMovie and choose File > Import
2. Choose the converted videos you want to import from the output folder
3. Click Open
4. Organize them like photos and editing them with drag-and-drop moviemaking.
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