If you are a Mac user and you use Sony Camcorder to record video. You may face this problem, how can Iimport the Sony Camcorder recorded M2TS or TS video into iMovie for editing or making video? Since iMovie supports mp4 video, Sony Camcorder video is not compatible with iMovie. You have to convert the Sony Camcorder video to MP4 video at first. And this step by step tutorial will show you how to do that, even you are Mac newbie can handle with it. First, here are some simple introduction for the M2TS and TS video.

The .m2ts file format is given to video/audio files created by certain Sony Camcorder models. These files normally have a corresponding .modd file in the same location, which holds time-stamp information.

The ts file is specified in MPEG-2, and it is a standard format for transmission and storage of audio, video, and data, and is used in broadcast systems such as DVB and ATSC.

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The tool you need is this Video Converter for Mac. I have tried many ones, and this one is the best M2TS TS video converter that supports almost all series of Sony Camcorder. It’s safe and easy to use.

Step1. Download the Video Converter for Mac, double click to install it, and then open it.

Step2. Click menu “File -> Add Video/Audio files” to import your Sony Camcorder M2TS or TS video that saved on your Mac. You can also drag and drop the M2TS TS video into the converter. This Video Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so you can add several M2TS TS video files at a time.

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Step3. Select output video format. Hit the device image button, go to ‘iLife’ and select iMovie Video MPEG-4 (*.mp4) as output format.

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Step4. After the above steps, click “Convert” to start the M2TS TS to MP4 conversion. When the conversion was finished, you can click “Open” to locate the converted MP4 video file on your Mac. And then you can drag it into iMovie for editing. That’s all. It couldn’t be easier to convert Sony Camcorder video to iMovie like that.

If you want to split your Sony Camcorder video into several smaller video clips, you can go to “Edit” menu and choose “Splitting”. And then you will see the Edit Panel. You can drag the slider to the exact point you want to split the video, and click “scissors” icon. When the settings are done, close the window and click “Yes” in pop-up dialogue to save the settings.

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That’s All, enjoy my guide about how to convert Sony Camcorder Video M2TS and TS on Mac.

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