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ambunjes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello, I have a Canon HD camcorder HG10.
This Camcorder produces *.MTS files.
However, all supporting software is Windows based and not Mac based.
I have searched the web but didn't find any solution till so far (I'm just a user and not a programmer ...).

May be some people here have some experience and have found some solutions?

If so I would be grateful to hear from you.

Best regards!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • 1. Re: How to convert MTS files
    Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,195 points)
    Welcome to the forums.

    May be some people here have some experience and have found some solutions?


    AVCHD can work with the lastest iMovie and FCExpress 4 directly.
    There will be a learning curve wherever you start.

    Al
  • 2. How to convert MTS files
    koelner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had a problem with my sd card in with i've rec some videos with my AVCHD cam. After it I've recovered some .mts files but now they are on my hdd. With iMovie08 or FCE I only could import directly from the cam. I've find a program -voltaicHD- that convert that files to .mov and then you can work with them. But it cost 30$ and it's a pity that iMovie or FCE don't have this option because voltaic use their codecs.
  • 3. Re: How to convert MTS files
    RobertLippke Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ... only if you have an intel based mac...
  • 4. Re: How to convert MTS files
    Singer Consulting Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Roxio Toast 9 can play and convert .mts files.
  • 5. Re: How to convert MTS files
    yvettegr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    VoltaicHD from shedworx.com will convert .mts files on a Mac. You don't need to have the files in the original folder structure either. Just drag and drop a file into voltaic and hit start. Expect to wait a loooooonnnnnnngggggg time for really huge gigabite files. Hours and hours. But, they will convert.
  • 6. Re: How to convert MTS files
    aeastman21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been trying to convert a 2 MB file with VoltaicHD for 30 minutes! I'm using the trial software, why doesn't it work for me?

    Does Roxio Toast 9 really work? I hate to spend the $70 and have it fail!
  • 7. Re: How to convert MTS files
    sjxm9203 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm using VoltaicHD too. Takes a long time, but it is working. If you don't want to spend the $30, then there seem to be people thathave figured it out for Linux and Mac over here:

    http://www.fsckin.com/2008/01/03/transcoding-mtsm2ts-avchd-video-files-with-free -software/
  • 8. Re: How to convert MTS files
    aeastman21 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks, I'll try that too.

    But I did buy Toast, which works great.

    To work with these files in iMovie, should I convert to quicktimes or HDV files?
  • 9. Re: How to convert MTS files
    Maurizio Bussi Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    hi i have the latest imovie installed but cannot read/play the mts files generated by my sony hdr-cx7. an you please give me some additional help. my email is maurizio_bussi@yahoo.it

    many thanks

    maurizio
  • 10. Re: How to convert MTS files
    yvettegr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Here's a great solution using Roxio Toast 9 (it's available as a download purchase for immediate use). Drag your mts files into Roxio Toast and burn a DVD-Video of them (don't make a data file). Roxio will convert them to a video format. You can play this video on your television.

    But, you want to be able to edit the files, which are now in a standard video format. Roxio Toast can then be used to extract the video and audio files out as editable audio. And, it's fast.

    Previously I used Voltaic and one 4 gig MTS file took over 17 hours to process, and then it would only play the audio on the last 10 minutes (Voltaic won't process the video after a certain number of gigabytes). Using Roxio Toast I burnt a Video-DVD and then extract an edible version in less than an hour.
  • 11. Re: How to convert MTS files
    Hewston Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    When importing .mts files saved from your camera to iMovie.

    Use Toast 9 with HD plugins:
    Save the raw .mts files as a disk image to your desktop. When the image is finished double click the saved disk image icon on the desktop, make sure you already have iMovie open, (btw toast will be open as well since you've created a toast disk image, file extension should be .toast) iMovie then thinks your disk image is a camera, automatically creates clips and opens the import menu with five minute clips. Select your clips and import. Works every time.

    Cheers,
    Hewston

    Message was edited by: Hewston
  • 12. Re: How to convert MTS files
    roryandcari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi, I have the same problem with the same canon video camera. What did you figure out for a solution? Please let me know.
    Thanks so much!
    cari
  • 13. Re: How to convert MTS files
    Eric Shawn2 Level 3 Level 3 (600 points)
    This does work. But only if you have an Intel Mac. Does not work for PPC G5s.
  • 14. Re: How to convert MTS files
    Eric Shawn2 Level 3 Level 3 (600 points)
    Sounds interesting. But does it retain the HD quality of the original AVCHD (MTS) file?
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