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How to Convert MTS to MOV with Two Free and Easy Methods

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Update on April 3, 2020

Having a lot of wonderful camera videos in .mts or .m2ts extensions and want to play them on Apple devices? However, MTS files are not compatible with your Apple devices. So it’s necessary to convert MTS to MOV with a free and useful MTS to MOV converter.

Q: I have MTS files from my Panasonic that I wish to edit in iMovie or FCP X but they are unrecognizable. MPEG stream clip also doesn't recognize them. How do I convert MTS to MOV for free?

If you often use AVCHD camcorder for some high-definition digital recordings, then you must be familiar with .mts and .m2ts file extensions. They are two container formats of AVCHD video. However, what makes people frustrated is that MTS or M2TS is always unacceptable due to lack of support and compatibility for many popular Apple handheld devices, editing software or other programs. Therefore, the best solution is to convert MTS/M2TS video to Apple native QuickTime video format-MOV. Let's start this tutorial.

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How to Convert AVCHD to MOV with 2 Free Methods

Method 1 - M2TS/MTS to MOV Converter Free

Free M2TS/MTS Converter

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software to help you convert MTS files to MOV easily.

Step1: Import your MTS files

Launch the program and click “Add Files” to import the M2TS/MTS files you would like to convert or drag the files into the software window directly.

Step2: Select the Output Format

Select the MOV under the Video Tab as the output format.

Tips: You are able to select MP4 or M4V format which is also supported by Apple devices.

Step3: Start Free AVCHD to MOV Conversion

Click the yellow folder button at the bottom of the main interface and select a local disk with sufficient room as the output folder and then click “Run” to start the conversion.

You can also directly select any device profile under the Apple Device Tab. This software supports all Apple devices such as iPhone 11 Pro/MAX, iPad Pro, Apple TV, etc.

Besides, this program also allows you to add special effects, clip/crop/merge videos and add additional subtitles for your video. if you are an experienced user, you can press the "Settings" button on the right side to customize video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc.

Method 2 - Free Online M2TS/MTS to MOV Converters

Online Converter

You may also make use of some online converters to convert MTS to MOV.

As is known to everyone, the size of the file you upload is limited, the conversion speed is very slow, there are too many annoying pop-up ads with the online converters, which are so time-consuming and inconvenient. In addition, the whole uploading, converting and downloading process take a lot of time and are affected by your network speed and the server of the online converter.

All in all, desktop software like HD Video Converter Factory is your best solution to format incompatibility problems.

At last...

As you can see, it is not a difficult thing to share your gorgeous video about holiday time with Facebook/Twitter friends through those two free and easy-to-use methods. However, for security and efficiency considerations, the first method is the best choice. It can not only convert MTS to MOV, but also convert MTS/M2TS to AVI, MKV, MP4, etc. without any annoying ads. Come and enjoy your work of art!

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