Nowadays, a majority of HD camcorders like Sony Handycam, Canon Vixia, Panasonic shoot video in AVCHD file format using MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression codec, with the extension of .m2ts or .mts. Try to play back the captured clips on Mac? VLC media player for Mac version can be your choice. However, if you prefer to QuickTime or hope to further edit the recorded movies in iMovie or FCP, you may need to convert AVCHD to MOV on Mac.
AVCHD file isn't natively supported by QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, but the MOV file format has well compatibility with the above programs.
Doremisoft AVCHD to MOV Converter for Mac can easily do the conversion from AVCHD MTS/M2TS file to MOV with barely several mouse clicks. For the software has various presets for programs like QuickTime, iMovie or FCP, it guarantees the converted video can be perfectly playable on the programs.
Note: In addition, the Windows version of AVCHD to MOV Converter is also available for those who run on Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc.
Connect your AVCHD camcorder to Mac and backup the captured .MTS or M2TS file on Mac.
Download the Mac AVCHD to MOV Converter on Mac and run it. Click "Add File" to load one or several .mts or m2ts AVCHD file to the program.
Click the "Profile" bar menu to access to the output format list. For example: you can choose "Common Video"-"MOV QuickTime(*.mov)". Hope to play the AVCHD file in iTunes, select "iTunes Video" and any of its corresponding file formats.
Hit "Start" button to begin to convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS file to MOV file format.
Learn more about the how to edit AVCHD video on Mac.