Is there a way to directly upload .mts files to iPad 3?

cherrymm30

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I have a Panasonic camera that produces HD videos in .MTS format (codec). I can import these videos with iMovies 11 to my MacBook Pro without problem. But I am not able to import camera files into my iPad 3 using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit using my camera’s USB cable. (Importing using the memory card connector only imports photos from what I have experienced) I would like to know if there is any video application for the iPad that allows importing videos (with the .MTS format)?
 

w00t951

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I have a Panasonic camera that produces HD videos in .MTS format (codec). I can import these videos with iMovies 11 to my MacBook Pro without problem. But I am not able to import camera files into my iPad 3 using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit using my camera’s USB cable. (Importing using the memory card connector only imports photos from what I have experienced) I would like to know if there is any video application for the iPad that allows importing videos (with the .MTS format)?
MTS is a very rare file format that is not officially supported by the iPad. You might try VLC (if it's still on the App Store) but I don't think it'll work. You could try exporting the videos through iMovie to an iPad-friendly format, and then move them over.
 

plucky duck

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*.MTS files are pretty large if I recall, and are not supported natively. I use handbrake to convert it to iPad supported format. With handbrake you can control quality and size of output to fit the storage needs of your iPad. Alternatively if you have a smaller iPad 16GB like I do I simply get the camera connector and a SHDC for my storage needs.
 

scaredpoet

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.mts and .m2ts files are actually intended to be dumped into a non-linear editor, not played directly. At their core though, the encoding is MPEG4 AVC.

You can use handbrake to convert them.
 

cherrymm30

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MTS is a very rare file format that is not officially supported by the iPad. You might try VLC (if it's still on the App Store) but I don't think it'll work. You could try exporting the videos through iMovie to an iPad-friendly format, and then move them over.
The .mts files from my camera can not import to iPad 3, I couldn't find my MTS video in my iPad 3, and then I try to import photos to iPad 3, without any problem, what should I do?

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I have some successes with iPad 3 Camera Connection Kit when importing MTS files from my Sony cameras. When I hook up my Sony camera through the USB cable, the videos show up but the thumbnails are all gray.

When I try to import them to the iPad 3, they will import but cannot be opened and the thumbnails stay gray. So I am searching online and get advice that MTS is not an iPad 3 compatible format, you must convert with a third party, I was recommended to Pavtube Serching "MTS to New iPad 3-Watch MTS video on your iPad 3 with ease", everything works great after conversion.
iPad 3 Camera Connection Kit? And I will spend money to buy? God, I have no money now. Are there other ways to solve my problem?

Help me!
 

Menneisyys2

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iPad 3 Camera Connection Kit? And I will spend money to buy? God, I have no money now. Are there other ways to solve my problem?

Help me!

You do NOT want to get the CCK. It will NOT allow you to read MTS files to iPads.

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.mts and .m2ts files are actually intended to be dumped into a non-linear editor, not played directly. At their core though, the encoding is MPEG4 AVC.

You can use handbrake to convert them.
No need for full reencoding with HB. Just remux the container with, say, iVI.

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I have a Panasonic camera that produces HD videos in .MTS format (codec). I can import these videos with iMovies 11 to my MacBook Pro without problem. But I am not able to import camera files into my iPad 3 using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit using my camera’s USB cable. (Importing using the memory card connector only imports photos from what I have experienced) I would like to know if there is any video application for the iPad that allows importing videos (with the .MTS format)?
You absolutely do NOT want to try to play these MTS files as is - software decoding of 1080p content is very slow on such a low-powered, comparatively slow hardware. You will need to remux them to MP4 files first.
 
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