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How to Convert MTS files to MOV on Mac

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As you see, MTS files are compressed video files that many camcorders these days record to. The great thing about them is that a large amount of your good-looking HD video can be compressed into these small files to fit on small cards on your small camera. While, the bad thing is that there's few program that will allow you to view a raw MTS file on a Mac.

Some Mac users will probably decompress MTS into a readable format using editing software like iMovie or Final Cut Pro on Mac. However, if the folder structure is altered or the MTS files are separated from it, the program loses the path and doesn't know what to do. In this case, how can we handle MTS files on Mac?

While not the ideal situation the next best thing to do is to use a third-party software to read and change MTS files to other formats like MOV, the best format on Mac. Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is a recommended app for Macs that is built to prepare your video for use with editing applications.

This MTS to MOV converter helps you transcode MTS to QuickTime MOV format on Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 Mountain Lion fast yet with great quality. So, you can play the camcorder files on Mac with QuickTime player freely. Plus, if you want to transfer and edit MTS footage with Mac tools, you can convert MTS files to a decent format like ProRes MOV, Apple Intermediate Codec MOV which ensures best results when working with Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Express. Here we go to find how it works.

Download the MTS to MOV Converter:

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How to transcode MTS files to MOV on Mac

1. Add MTS files to the software

Launch the MTS to MOV Converter Mac and drag and drop the source media to it. Or click "Add" button to locate the MTS files you want to convert.

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2. Choose MOV as output format

Click Format to choose "Common Video -> MOV - QuickTime (*.mov)" profile in the drop-down menu.

Tricks: If you want to convert MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, you are recommended to directly choose "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov)" for FCP; "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*mov)" for iMovie, FCE.

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3. Edit the MTS video (optional)

To edit your MTS footage, click the Edit button to open the video editor window. And then you can trim the video, crop video size, deinterlace, add some special video effects, add watermarks, attatch subtitles and more.

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4. Start converting MTS to MOV on Mac

Finally, click the Convert button to start converting your MTS videos to MOV on Mac.

Once the conversion finished, tap the Open button to get high quality resulted MOV videos. After that, you can play the video files with QuickTime, iTunes or edit them in Final Cut Pro, iMovie FCE, etc. to meet your different needs on Mac OS X.

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