Summary: Follow this tutorial to learn how to import and edit M2T files in iMovie 08/09/11 by converting M2T to iMovie native format - Apple Intermediate Codec.
As we all know, the M2T file format is used to store footage that has been captured by HD camcorders. While M2T files can be edited in the software that is included with the device, they cannot be imported into iMovie. Nonetheless, there are video conversion applications that can be used to encode M2T footage as a digital video that is supported by iMovie before it can be loaded into the program. To help you achieve your goal to edit M2T clips with iMovie, below is simple tutorial for you.
Converting M2T files to edit in iMovie
The quick workaround is to use an easy-to-use yet professional application called Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. With it, you can batch convert .M2T to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec), the favorite editing codec of iMovie effortlessly. Besides, this program is good at encoding AVCHD/MTS/M2TS/M2T camera shootings to different formats for editing in FCP, Avid, Premiere Pro and more. Just download it and follow the simple steps below to transcode M2T clips for iMovie editable format.
1. Import M2T videos to the software
Once run the Mac M2T to iMovie Converter, you can click "Add Video" button (or "Add from folder") to load M2T source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
2. Select "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output format for iMovie
Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". By the way, the Mac M2T Converter also supports output Apple ProRes format for using in Final Cut Pro.
Tips – Adjust audio and video settings
The Mac iMovie M2T Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding .m2t files to iMovie AIC. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.
3. Start the conversion process
Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding M2T to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11.
Tips: Editing M2T files - Before the conversion, you can edit the MP4 videos. By clicking “Edit” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark and adjust effect to the videos which you will convert.
Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.
Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want.
Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as:
1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default)
2) If you want to get 3D effect, just enable this fuction and do settings.
When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated QuickTime AIC .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted M2T files in iMovie for further editing.