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How to Convert MTS to DV

If you hold a lot of amazing MTS/M2TS files footages recording the precious moments like birthday party, wedding ceremony, wonderful performance etc, you may probably consider to make them more meaningful and stylish by professional video editing tools like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe-Premiere, etc. However, in the majority of cases, you may fail to import them. The reason is that such professional video-editing tools often handle footages from DV, MP4, and MOV etc. not give good support for MTS files.

To successfully import the MTS/M2TS files, you should convert them to its friendly format first, namely MOV, MP4, or DV format. Compared with MP4, MOV (encoded with inter-frames), DV provides videos with intra-frames, with each frame having being a self-contained picture. Thus it can be easily decoded to an image and easier for editing. Therefore, converting MTS for editing purpose, DV format is the best choice .This tutorial provides a simple workaround to convert MTS to DV quickly and easily with professional and intuitive Wondershare Video Converter for Mac. Please read on to get more details.

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Note: This MTS to DV converter for Mac (Mountain Lion included) can not only convert MTS to DV, but also convert MTS to MP4, MTS to MOV, and extract audio from MTS, etc. This guide takes Mac screenshots, if you're running Windows OS, please refer to User Guide in Windows.

1 Import MTS files to the MTS to DV converter

Two options:
1) Click "File">"Add Media Files" to load the MTS videos you want to convert.
2) Simply drag and drop your MTS videos into the program.

But if your MTS files are on camcorder, you can import them directly from the device. Just plug your camcorder into Mac, then, run this software, choose the files you want, and at last, hit the "Load" option to import. After all files are imported, you can fix the order, change the output name, and preview them.


2 Select the output format

Set "DV" as the output format by clicking format icon and then select "Video">"DV". Before MTS to DV conversion, it is optional to customize your videos by trimming unwanted parts, cropping the black edge, merging video clips into one, etc. You can make your video perfect by this way.

Meanwhile, you can choose the presets for iMovie, and Final Cut Pro from Apple Software, which usually works great and highly compatible.

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3 Start to convert MTS to DV

Once you confirm everything goes as you plan, just click "Convert". The progress bar will show you the conversion processing. Then congratulations! You can import the converted file to iMovie, Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere Pro within several seconds.

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Notice again: If you are Windows users, try MTS to DV Video Converter for Windows (supports Windows 7/XP/Vista) with the same steps.

Enjoy the time with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, etc to create your masterpiece!

Further Reading:

Convert MTS to Any Format on Mac : Wondershare MTS converter for Mac allows you to convert MTS to any audio/video format or device etc.

Convert MTS to FLV : This MTS to FLV Converter helps to convert camcorder video friendly for websites with perfect quality.

Convert MTS/M2TS to VOB : Want to convert M2TS/MTS to VOB for burning into a DVD disc? Consider it done here.

Convert MTS to QuickTime MOV : Convert your camera MTS videos to QuickTime MOV format for uses in Apple software and devices etc.

Please get the tutorial here.

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