You may say iMovie is a great tool to edit clips from camcorders and videos on your Mac (Lion included) and it can also stabilize shaky clips from your camcorder. Yeah, you are absolutely an experienced iMovie user. But you may also have noticed that iMovie is not as easily accessible as it claimed while importing MTS to iMovie. iMovie ought to accept most of the popular HD cams, like Canon VIXIA HF200, Panasonic HDC-HS30 which record videos in MTS/M2TS format, but actually you may get errors from iMovie sometimes when importing MTS/M2TS to iMovie.
Many Mac users also have difficulty in importing their MTS/M2TS files to iMovie, especially raw MTS files even though they follow the iMovie instructions step by step - iMovie just can't recognized their camcorders at all. If so, you can convert MTS to iMovie with a professional MTS iMovie tool: iPad Video Converter Mac , which will accomplish the conversion easily, with ultra fast speed and loss-less video quality. Just follow the below 4 easy steps to fix your MTS/M2TS iMovie problem:
Note: You can refer to Apple's list of supported camcorders for more types of supported HD cam.
How to convert MTS/M2TS to iMovie on Mac OS X
Drag & drop M2TS/MTS files to the MTS iMovie Mac tool. Or go to "File" menu, choose "Add Video/Audio files" to locate the M2TS/MTS files you want to add. If you want to save time and energy, you can apply batch conversion by adding several files at one time.
Go to the format list of the iMovie MTS application and select "iMovie" as your output format under the "Apple Software" section. This smart MTS to iMovie converter will automatically set the format, resolution and frame rate for you, maintaining the video quality. And the output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD on the Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Lion etc.
Note: If you just want to import certain segment of the MTS/M2TS files for editing, you can trim the clip before the MTS to iMovie conversion. Of course, if you need to combine several files, check the "Merge into One File" on the main interface of the app. Some other features, say changing video effect, cropping black borders, adjusting video effect are available too. Detailed guide: Video Converter for Mac User Guide.
Now click "Convert" button down the bottom of the main interface. That's all you are required to do.
This smart MTS to iMovie iPad Converter Suite for Mac can automatically switch off the computer when the conversion is done, so you don't need to wait around during the conversion. Just set "After conversion shut down my computer". Now, the output iMovie files can be imported iMovie for organizing, editing or sharing successfully.