iMovie 09 and AVCHD files

Alexski

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 24, 2010
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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!
 

Alexski

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 24, 2010
2
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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?
 

kev6677

macrumors member
Jul 30, 2010
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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.