iMovie 09 and AVCHD files

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Alexski, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Alexski macrumors newbie

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    I have a ton of MTS files I took off my friends camera, and iMovie won't read them. When i try importing them, they are grayed out and I cannot select them. My Macbook doesn't even recognize them.

    The reason I have nothing but the files is because when trying to import them using my friend's Canon camera, my computer didn't recognize the camera, so I couldn't import directly from camera into iMovie. Instead, i went into the hard drive and pulled the files directly onto the macbook's HD.

    I figured I'd be able to convert the files into dv or some other recognizable format but everytime I try the files come out corrupted in some way.

    I am now relegated to trying to import the files into iMovie again. Every thread I read says that iMovie should be able to read AVCHD, but it's not. On top of trying to convert the files, I have tried mounting them onto a disk image I created, but iMovie didn't recognize them either.

    TL;DR: My Macbook didn't recognize my friend's camera, so I wasn't able to import files directly into iMovie. I have tried tricking iMovie into recognizing the files but it hasn't worked. Help!
     
  2. Alexski thread starter macrumors newbie

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    software...

    i realize i can pay 40 bucks for software. i would like to try to avoid that...any free solutions?
     
  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    Transcode via VLC to another format, but there are no iMovie compatible options, so you need another transcoding process.
     
  4. grapejucy macrumors newbie

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  5. kev6677 macrumors member

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    unfortunatlly imovie will only recognize those m2ts files if you import them directlly from the camcorder it will not import m2ts as files from a hard drive. good luck.
     

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