"I purchased a new Sony camera, the videos are crystal clear when playing on the camera, but I could not get the videos to upload to my Mac computer. Neither the iMovie nor iPhoto recognizes the AVCHD Lite videos. I could not view the video on my computer. So how to put Sony Handycam AVCHD on Mac OS X like 10.6 Snow Leopard? Update AVCHD Lite MTS Videos to Mac?"
.MTS is a file type used to capture and record high-definition video in both consumer and professional level digital video cameras, and is now used as the file type of choice on a wide variety of digital video camera brands. As an acronym for "MPEG Transport Stream," the .MTS video file is sometimes called "AVCHD" or "Advanced Video Codec High Definition," which refers to the file format and folder structure in its entirety. However, unlike many file types that can be viewed and used simply by opening them, .MTS files reside within a specific folder structure that is often required for the file to be used. This highly structured system of folders tells the appropriate software on the computer exactly what the file contains and how to best utilize it.
AVCHD Video Converter for Mac designed for converting Sony, Panasonic, Canon and JVC high definition consumer cameras’ video (.mts or .m2ts file extension) to the papular video player supported formats, such as MP4, MOV, AVI, 3GP, FLV, etc.
Convert AVCHD to Any Video Format
Convert AVCHD camcorder video file(.mts,.m2ts) and AVCHD Lite to MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, MPG, SWF, FLV, DV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MKV, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-4, MP4-Xvid, etc.
Edit AVCHD with AVCHD Editing Features
Define cropping areas to remove unwanted parts and adjust video brightness, contrast and saturation.
Clip AVCHD Files & AVCHD Video Settings
Get favoriate segments from avchd files and do avchd video settings to change video resolution.
If you want to edit your mts file with FCP, If the MTS files grey out when you try to import them to FCP, you need to convert them to FCP friendly formats.