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How to get and Convert AVC HD M2TS files on Mac?

This article includes 5 parts:

Part 1. What are M2TS files?

Part 2. How to get AVC HD M2TS files off HD Video camera/camcorder to Mac?

Part 3. How to Play AVCHD M2TS Files on Mac?

Part 4. How to use M2TS converter to convert M2TS to AVI, MPEG, etc. on Mac OS X?

Part 5. How to Burn M2TS to DVD on Mac?

 

What are M2TS files?

As mentioned in the introduction, M2TS files are used primarily with Sony hardware. Camcorders make use of M2TS in the form of AVCHD, a recording format made specifically for camcorders. Some camcorder models from Canon also use M2TS files. These files are also present on Blu-ray disc compilations, therefore they are capable of storing quite a large amount of information and data tracks.

 

How to get AVC HD M2TS files off HD Video camera/camcorder to 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 clip 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 Play AVCHD M2TS Files on Mac?

Playing M2TS files from AVCHD folders (BDMV and CERTIFICATE) can be achieved with VLC Media Player which could play back the content (as it supports H.264 video and AC3 audio directly without needing DirectShow filters). Software called the "Picture Motion Browser" is distributed with Sony camcorders and can play these kind of files, but this article assumes you do not have that software.

 

>> Part 4 How to use M2TS converter to convert M2TS to AVI, MPEG, etc. on Mac OS X?

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