Import Panasonic V130 MTS to iMovie/FCE for Editing 

Panasonic HC-V130 is a cheap but excellent camcorder, it features 32-1216mm 38X long zoom, BSI Sensor for less blurring in low light, built-in creative effects add fun to your videos, image stabilizer reduces shake during recording. With this camcorder, you can easily record vivid 1080p videos, the recorded files are in AVCHD MTS or MP4 format. 


“I’m an executive director, last week we got this Panasonic V130, and we have used it to shoot reality lifestyle shows for local TV stations. We can manipulate editing software skillfully, now after ingesting V130 MTS video files into iMovie 11, we find that iMovie could not recognize the footage. Any insights with MTS to iMovie workflow?” 

iMovie is a good software to edit video clips from camcorder or camera on your Mac and it comes with the ability to stabilize shaky clips exported from your camera or camcorder. But if you are an experienced iMovie user, you may learn that it is not so easy to import MTS into iMovie. iMovie ought to accept most of the popular HD cameras or camcorders, such as Panasonic HDC-HS30, Canon VIXIA HF200, which capture videos in MTS/M2TS format, but sometimes you may get errors from iMovie when importing MTS/M2TS to iMovie. 

Apple claims that iMovie’ 09/11 supports most commonly-used video codecs, including MPEG-4, DV, H.264, MPEG-2, AIC and AVCHD. However, all files aren’t equal when working in iMovie. You can click here to know more about iMovie/FCE supported video formats. 

We also searched the solution, we find out we can’t download and install AVCHD/MTS plugin for iMovie on Mac. Now I suggest you an easier solution and I want to introduce and share it with anyone. Convert MTS video to iMovie compatible format like AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec) video on Mac. Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which will accomplish the conversion easily, with ultra fast speed and loss-less video quality. With it, you can also solve MTS to other NLEs like FCP incompatible issues. 

Here is a step-by-step tutorial for you to figure out your MTS to iMovie/FCE problem: 

Step 1: Import Panasonic V130 files to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load your original files. You may also directly drag and drop files to application UI for importing files. 


Step 2: Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to “iMovie and Final Cut Express>>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format. 


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: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting V130 MTS to AIC MOV. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time. 

Conclusion: After converting, you can get the generated files by clicking “Open” button. Now, you can edit V130 MTS in iMovie/FCE freely. 

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