editing .m2ts files... please help

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  1. tm0000 macrumors regular

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    Hi :)

    So, I recently switched to a rMBP from a windows laptop, and I'd appreciate some help regarding video editing please.

    I used "Sony Playmemories" that came with my HD Sony hanycam, to edit the video files. I didn't really do any heavy editing, usually just trimmed the clips.

    I've tried to use iMovie, but I don't find it very user friendly. Trimming the files is a little hard to do.

    Can you please recommend something else a bit simpler I can use to edit my videos?

    Thank you very much in advance!
     
  2. tm0000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Please someone help! :) Thank you.

    Would Adobe Premiere Elements be a bit easier to use?

    What program should I use to import the video files from the sd card to my macbook?
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    RewrapAVCHD will change the AVCHD container to a Quicktime container and give you a m4v video file which you can easily trim with Quicktime.
    http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39800/rewrapavchd

    Just dig down in the file structure on your SD card to find the m2ts files.
     
  4. tm0000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much for your reply. Will converting the files cause the quality of the videos to degrade?

    Thanks again!
     
  5. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    No, there is no loss of quality. The files are not being converted. They are in a "container". This "container" is changed from AVCHD to Quicktime with no quality loss.
     

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