Trying to convert a .ts video in order to edit it in iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by felixG, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. felixG macrumors newbie

    Nov 26, 2008
    Currently been trying to wrestle with a video file that I managed to pull of my digital video recorder. Now that it's on my hard drive I want to edit it using iMovie however when I try to 'import movie' it won't recognise it.

    I needed to convert it to a format that imovie would recognise; MPEG4,quicktime, .AVI

    I used an application called HANDBRAKE to do this and converted the file to an
    .m4v file which wasn't recognised. So I converted it to an .avi file and it is still not recognised by imovie.

    Looking in forums I found a possible solution was to convert the file to .dv format.
    I used a trial version of DropDV which did the job except of course there was a watermark on the video, but I could edit it.
    As I began to edit it, I found that the application had dropped the primary audio track and replaced it with a commentary track.
    Luckily I saw that as I was about to purchase the full version of DropDV...

    Does anyone know of another application that would do this?

    I'm really frustrated and would appreciate and help.

  2. harddriveowner macrumors member

    Nov 18, 2007
    Use Voltaic and convert the .mts files individually to .mov files.
    iMovie will love this.
    Try it. You won't regret it.

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