Convert TS files for iMovie editing on Mac

Published on by Chris King

TS recording will not import into iMovie? This article gives you the best ways to import and edit TS files in iMovie on Mac OS X(El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks) easily.

Convert TS files for iMovie editing on Mac
Have collected some recordings in .ts, and want to import the TS files into iMovie for editing? Frustratingly, you may find that iMovie can’t accpet TS files, as they are grayed out. Actually, it’s a common problem. That’s because iMovie can’t support TS file format. In order to drop straight TS files to iMovie 8/9/11 with no rendering, the easy workaround is to transcode TS clips to Apple InterMediate Codec, which is natively supported by iMovie.

To fulfill the task, you can take Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is one of the best TS to iMovie converter tool for you. The program comes with optimized format for iMovie, which enable you to transcode TS to AIC .mov for using in iMovie directly without any rendering or codec problems. Plus, it also allows you to convert TS to ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, etc editing with best results. Download it and follow the tutorial below to convert TS files to iMovie on Mac(El Capitan, Mavericks, Yosemite).

Convert and Import TS Files into iMovie on Mac

Step 1: Download, install the top TS converter on your Mac. Click Add to import the TS recordings to the program for converting. Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several .ts files together.



Step 2: You can directly choose the preset- iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) for iMovie which has been supplied by the converter. The Mac program has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, add effects, etc.



Tip: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3: Click convert button to start encoding TS to AIC .mov for working with iMovie on Mac.

After the conversion, click the "Open" button to get the output files and then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted TS video into iMovie; prepare for editing.

Additional Tips:

With this professional TS to iMovie converter, you not only can easily encode TS files to iMovie for editing, this software can also convert your source TS, MXF, MTS, AVI, MKV, VOB, FLV, MPG, etc files to Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Elements and more NLEs with the best results.

Related Guides:

Importing TS File into Final Cut Pro 7/X
How to convert TS files from PVR to MP4 video

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