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

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cherrymm30, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. cherrymm30 macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2012
    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)?
  2. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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.
  3. plucky duck macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2012
    *.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.
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    .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.
  5. cherrymm30 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2012
    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?


    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!
  6. Menneisyys2, Sep 10, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 23, 2012

    Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011

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


    No need for full reencoding with HB. Just remux the container with, say, iVI.


    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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