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How to Convert MTS/M2TS to MOV on Mac for QT iMovie FCP iPhone iPad

Since the following MTS to MOV issues come up a lot from Apple Support Communities and searching does not seem to be successful, here is a little guide on how to figure out these problems.

I have video footage forma hd camera and it is in a mts format on my laptop. how do i convert the file to a mov so i can edit the footage and upload?
I have MTS files that I wish to edit in iMovie and they are unrecognizable. MPEG streamclip also doesn't recognize them. Help?

To be frank, it's often the case you fail to put HD camcorder recorded MTS/M2TS clips to QuickTime, iPad or iPhone for playback or import HD MTS/M2TS videos to iTunes, iMovie or Final Cut Pro. This is because MTS and M2TS formats are only in format supported lists of camcorders but hardly found in other places. So you need to convert MTS to MOV on Mac because MOV is recognized as a perfect format running on Mac OS, QuickTime, and other Apple devices.

100% Free Transcode MTS M2TS to MOV on Mac

MacX Video Converter Free is worth a shot since it has been practiced to free convert MKV, AVCHD, MTS and M2TS to MOV QuickTime supported format on Mac successfully by thousands. With 100% quality reserved and blazingly-fast speed, you'll surely enjoy the MTS/M2TS video conversion experience on your Mac OS. Below we'll check how it works.

4 Steps to Free Compress & Convert Video from MTS to MOV

Step 1: Import MTS/M2TS File.

Free download this top freeware on Mac and then launch it on Mac; drag and drop MTS file. Or go to "Add File" button to locate the M2TS/MTS files.

Step 2: Choose Output Format.

Select "MOV" from the pop-up window as output format. The optimized default settings ensure the best output quality.

Tips: This free video transcoder is also versed in decoding AVI to MP4, MTS to H264, MKV to AVI, VOB to MP4 etc., or encoding video to Android, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, MP4, AVI, etc with remarkable video quality.

convert mts m2ts to mov on mac
convert mts m2ts to mov on mac

Step 3: Select Output Folder.

Specify the output folder by clicking the "Browse" button to choose the output path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4: Press the "RUN" button.

Click "RUN" button to start freely converting MTS to MOV on Mac. You can view the conversion progress and are able to cancel the process at anytime.

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For more video conversion experience, its advanced version MacX Video Converter Pro is the one you can rely on. You can not only convert MKV/MTS/M2TS/AVCHD video to MOV on Mac, but also download YouTube videos on Mac, transcode videos MKV, MP4, WMV, MOV, AVI, FLV to iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPhone Xs/X/8/7/Plus, Samsung, HTC, PSP, and more, with the latest macOS supported.
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