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another, free mts-to-mov tool

18183 Views 13 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2011 12:37 AM by Karsten Schlüter RSS
Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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Dec 23, 2010 4:06 AM
for those lost souls, who are in need to re-wrap .mts into something useful for iMovie, and don't want to pay 50$ für CLIPWRAP, here's another, free solution

REMUX
http://www.nef.wh.uni-dortmund.de/%7Emt/remux/

usually, mts comes within a AVCHD-structure and can be imported by iMovie.
if you have a 'stray cat', a mts without that structure, there's no need to convert - inside the mts is a well-hidden h.264 file, iM can handle. REMUX 'strips off' the mts-wrapper, and puts it into a mov-container - ultra-fast and a 100% lossless.

enjoy!

https://sites.google.com/site/karstenschluter/mts-to-mov

hint: 50$ is still a good investement for CLIPWRAP, due to it offers much more than just re-wrapping ...
MacMini2.26/2GB, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iM09/FCE4/Lumix FZ38 … MTP=better invention than warm water!
  • lukethegooner Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
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    Dec 23, 2010 7:24 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
    Hi Karsten,

    Just a quick dumb question if you don't mind. I've just got a panasonic HDC-SD60; I should have researched more about the AVCHD trials and tribulations with iMovie 09! Anyway, I like the idea of CLIPWRAP but what would my work flow be? Do I just copy the entire file structure from the device to my HDD for example? Then unwrap there then import to iMovie?

    Would I lose the time-date stamp info? This is no big deal if I did, I prefer to have good looking video !!

    Luke
    17" iMac Intel Core2Duo, 2.16Ghz, 2G 667 Mhz DDR2 SDRAM; iLife09; iWork09, Mac OS X (10.5.8), ; iPhone 3GS 16GB; Dell Lattitude D620 Running XP SP2
  • coxorange Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Dec 26, 2010 3:12 PM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
    Hi Karsten, Interesting news, because I was just about to buy
    ClipWrap! ClipWrap can make MOV files, Remux can't.
    I guess then MP4 is the right choice in Remux?

    I tried to remux a test MTS file made by a Canon Legria HF S20
    (1920x1080, 25p) to MP4, but got the error message
    "+avinterleaved_writeframe(): Operation not permitted+".
    Why? What can I do?

    I'm looking for a way to roughly and LOSSLESSLY trim and
    join my h264 clips as a temporary storage solution.
    (Fine cut / editing will maybe follow later.)
    So for most cases my desired workflow - LOL - would be:
    1. "Transwrap" the MTS files (h264) from my camera into MOV
    so that they are visible on my Mac.
    2. Roughly trim the h264 clips losslessly.
    3. Join the h264 clips losslessly.
    The final MOV file shall still be h264 and therefore small.

    What do I need for doing this? Thanks!
    iMac 27" 3.2GHz; 2x iMacs 21.5" 3.06 GHz;, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Kensington Expert Trackballs
  • mattias.rylander Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
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    Dec 28, 2010 5:12 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
    In regards to joining files you can use the QTPro 7 and choose the mp4 format which has a pass-through mode.

    There are also utilities for this such as SimpleMovieX.

    The Elgato HW will not AFAIK do a lossless join.

    HTH
    MBP (2007), Mac OS X (10.5), nah
  • jb9573 Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2011 4:15 PM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
    Hello, Karsten. If my main goal of using an unwrapper like ClipWrap is to make MOV files (that aren't materially larger in size after the unwrap/rewrap process than they were as MTS files) visible to iTunes and, therefore, AppleTV for viewing on my TV, would I still need to hold onto the original MTS files for future use? Or will the new rewrapped MOV files be good enough? In other words will having the MTS files be valuable to have to future (or current) versions of iMovie if I ever wanted to edit them?

    Right now my work flow seems to be:

    1) copy files from camera to external HDD
    2) ClipWrap the files thereby creating MOV files somewhere else (copy 2 of each)
    3) Import into iTunes (copy 3)
    4) Delete copy 2 that ClipWrap created
    5) Remember to empty the Trash

    I'm thinking that keeping 2 versions of the files, one MTS and one MOV, will become cumbersome as time goes on.

    Thanks in advance!

    -John
    MacBook Pro 2.4GHZ - 15.4", Mac OS X (10.6)
  • coxorange Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Feb 22, 2011 11:04 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
    Hi Karsten, I remembered...

    Santa brought me an Elgato Turbo Stick , incl. some software, which claims to 'edit' too... haven't tested it yet.
    the software is as a limited trial avail here:
    http://www.elgato.com/elgato/na/mainmenu/products/Turbo264HD-software/product1.e n.html


    How can I use this Turbo.264 HD trial with iMovie '11 (export via QuickTime)?
    I couldn't find out how...
    Thanks!
    iMac 27" 3.2GHz; 2x iMacs 21.5" 3.06 GHz;, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Kensington Expert Trackballs
  • coxorange Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Feb 22, 2011 12:43 PM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
    Thanks.

    Did you get the pictured dialog via 'Share/Export using QuickTime...'?
    I haven't got that 'Film - Elgato Turbo 264 HD' option in the list!

    Was there an installation program or something which made
    the Turbo 264 available for iMovie '11?

    I really need a better export quality...!!
    iMac 27" 3.2GHz; 2x iMacs 21.5" 3.06 GHz;, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Kensington Expert Trackballs
  • coxorange Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
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    Feb 23, 2011 12:24 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
    Thanks!

    (=slight blurring + raising 'Kantenschärfe'/never found an english equivalent)


    'Unsharp mask'...?
    iMac 27" 3.2GHz; 2x iMacs 21.5" 3.06 GHz;, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Kensington Expert Trackballs

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