MTS and M2TS are HD video formats adopted in HD camcorder and Blu-ray disc which are capable of storing quite a large amount of information and data tracks. They are used for the HD recordings of some Sony, Panasonic, Canon and other AVCHD camcorders. Only a few players can play MTS/M2TS files, therefore lots of media lovers want to convert MTS/M2TS files to other more popular video formats like MP4 for easy enjoyment.
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As a much-favored free video converter available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows, Handbrake performs well in converting your MTS/M2TS camcorder videos to MP4 or MKV (Handbrake only supports the two formats). The smart video converter freeware also has preset output video formats for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV, Android Tablet and more.
Part 1: How to convert MTS/M2TS to MP4/MKV with Handbrake?
Note: With Handbrake, you can only convert the MTS/M2TS video to MP4/MKV. If you want to do more with your video clips, go to Part 2.
Step 1: Download Handbrake to convert your MTS/M2TS video.
Step 2: After the launch of Handbrake, you’ll see the import window, where you can choose your MTS/M2TS file to add. Only one file can be imported at a time. If there is no import window shown up, you can click “Source” at the top left corner of the main interface to open it, or you can also click the “Browse” button to find your file to convert.
Step 3: Under the Output Settings section in the middle of the main interface, click the format box to choose MP4 or MKV to be your output format. After that, adjust your output video settings by clicking the proper tab on the bottom of the interface. If you want to customize the picture settings, click the picture settings icon at the top right corner.
Step 4: Now, at the top left corner, click the “Start” button to convert MTS/M2TS with your Handbrake. You can add more files to the converting queue by clicking the “Add to Queue” button.
Part 2: How to convert MTS/M2TS to any video formats? Alternative to Handbrake- Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac
Handbrake is good software for being free and providing additional perks but there are some basic limitations to this software. For instance, you cannot convert your files to more than two formats; you cannot do a batch conversion, you cannot convert copyright protected DVDs or your homemade DVDs with this. So people are looking for alternatives. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac (review) can be a great and far superior choice than Handbrake. With this program, you can easily convert videos between any two standard and HD video formats. In addition, you needn’t worry about quality loss at all.
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/mts-converter-mac/
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Detailed steps about converting MTS/M2TS with Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac:
Step 1: At first, you should load your MTS/M2TS videos to this software with drag and drop method. By the way, you can achieve that by touching “Add Video” or “Add from Folder” button as well.
Step 2: As this software allows you to convert MTS/M2TS to almost any video formats, here you can freely select the output format as you need. For example, you’d better choose “Avid Media Composer>>Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” for editing MTS/M2TS in Avid MC.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: Finally, you can click the “Convert” button to start the conversion from MTS/M2TS to other format. And this process will be finished within seconds.
Conclusion: Some would say that Handbrake is loaded with features being free software. But let us be honest and say that there are few areas where Handbreak falls short. Then there are certain areas where Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac wins the battle. Just enjoy it for a nice try!