Many friends touch and learn about .M2TS is starting from they bought his or her first AVCHD camcorder. Those AVCHD camcorders, i.e. JVC GZ-HM1, GZ-HM30, Canon HF S11, HF S21 and Panasonic AG-AF100, AG-AF101 all recorder MTS video and with an .M2TS extension after import to computer.
How to import video from a camcorder to your Mac:
Step 1: Connect camcorder to your Mac computer with cable (USB/Wifi)
Step 2: Select mode of camcorder such as PC/Computer mode
Step 3: iMovie will automatic open Import window
Step 4: If DVD Player automatic open, just quit DVD Player first
Step 5: So now, you can review your video or select “Import All”(make sure your switch is set to “Automatic”)
Step 6: If you select “Manual”, you can import some clips to iMovie
Step 7: If you import from Tape based device (DV/HDV), iMovie will automatic revise tape and import all
Step 8: iMovie automatic create thumbnail video after complete import
How to import .M2TS file to iMovie to your Mac:
If you following the above steps to import .M2TS to iMovie, you will find in step 3, iMovie sees them cut so you can’t select them, how to deal these AVCHD files to make them smoothly import to iMovie? The solution is to convert these .M2TS files to iMovie friendly formats like MOV or MP4. Here I recommend you use AVCHD Converter Mac which will maximally retain the High definition AVCHD video quality of original .M2TS files and finish the conversion in a short while.
In addition, AVCHD Video Converter can extract audio to MP3, WAV, AAC, M4A, AC3, FLAC, MP2, MKA, AMR. You can have a try from its bookmark here.