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How to Convert JVC MTS files on Mac


    With some of the camcorder quality the users seen in an HD camcorder of late, the best most users can say about JVC's entry-level HD Everio camcorder models is that they're small and cheap. The JVC Everio camcorders, like GZ-VX815B, GZ-EX555B, GZ-EX515B, GY-HM70U, GZ-E505B, GZ-EX355B, GZ-EX310A, GZ-EX250 etc. is able to capture Full HD 1920x1080 footages in MTS (AVCHD) format. JVC handycam camcorders provide us provide us great ways to record our most unforgettable moments.

    However, the MTS format is not friendly for Mac. Sometimes JVC camcorder users would encounter the problem while playing and editing the JVC Everio MTS files on Mac as the following:

    "I bought JVC Everio GZ-HD500 a few days ago. Overall nice camcorder. But does anybody know how or what software you need for a Mac to play and edit the videos captured by the camcorder?"

    "I got a JVC Everio GZ-HM300 as a gift from my brother. It can capture superb videos for me. But do you know how to edit them in Adobe on my PC? The Adobe did not support the AVCHD videos"

    Fortunately, there is an easy workaround to achieve your goals smoothly. To edit, play or share JVC Everio HD footage on Mac, you will need to convert JVC MTS files to best compatible format for Mac OS. Only by transcoding can you avoid video playback, editing and importing problems due to the recorded AVCHD format.

    Although all the Everio models come with software that allows you to do some simple editing, turns out to be helpless if you want to transcode the footages with it. You got to seek other application to deal with these HD files. The en-decoding process, as we all know, will definitely leads to quality loss of the video. You can hardly expect the converted video clip as perfect as the original footages.

    Is there any software that can transcode JVC MTS file to be editable and keep the original video quality? Well, Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac is worth trying. Besides transcoding JVC MTS files to various file format like MOV, QuickTime, MKV, AVI, MP4, M4V, WMV, TS, F4V, etc. for playing or sharing, the program also offers native codecs to ensure the best results when editing within iMovie, FCP, Premiere, Avid & more. In the following guide I will show you how to convert JVC MTS files to Mac compatible codecs without quality loss.

    Free download the JVC MTS Converter for Mac

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    Convert JVC MTS files on Mac for editing, playback and share

    Step 1: Load the original AVCHD videos
    Set up the Converter on Mac and run it. Click “Add” button on the main interface to load your MTS recordings from JVC camcorders.

    If necessary, you can click the button "Merge into one" to combine several videos into one file.


    Step 2: Click format column and choose the output format

    You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;

    You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it's for Avid editing;

    For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;

    For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.



    1) Click settings button to adjust the output video’s parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc.


    2) You can edit the JVC MTS videos in this program before converting to other formats on Mac OS. Trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect as you want.

    Step 3: Start converting JVC MTS files on Mac.

    This best Mac JVC MTS converter will convert JVC Everio recorded videos on Mac at top speed, you can choose rich formats for output on Mac, and then you can use handycam recorded MTS footages to playback, editing or sharing. If you need to edit JVC AVCHD footage on Windows platform, you can try MTS Converter for Windows. The way to convert JVC MTS files on Windows is almost the same.

    Additional Tips >> If you not only wanna convert 1080p/1080i/720p AVCHD/AVCHD Lite/MTS/M2TS footages, but also other common videos including MKV, FLV, F4V, AVI, VOB, MOD, TOD, TiVo, WMV, MOV, 3GP, MPG, etc, please choose Brorsoft Video Converter (available for Windows and Mac users).

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