Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Add a TS Video to iMovie - Convert TS to MOV for Editing in iMovie

“I have some old home movies originally on 8mm film which was converted in the 1990’s to VHS. This year I had the movies on VHS converted to CDs with the intention of editing them using iMovie on my MAC so that they could be viewed and preserved. Upon receiving the CDs, I discovered that they were in TS format which was not compatible with iMovie on MAC“. If you are in such situation,too, just follow the guide to learn how to add your TS videos to iMovie. 

In fact, 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. And to achieve this job, you need a video converter

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac(review) is a nice TS to iMovie converter on Mac including Mac OS X El Capitan. The program comes with optimized format for iMovie, which enables 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. 

Free download and install

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How to Convert TS to MOV to Add to iMovie?

Step 1: Add TS files

Open TS to iMovie converter, click “File” to load your TS files to the app. It supports batch conversion.

Step 2. Choose format for iMovie

Choose output profile via clicking the Format bar. “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” is the best compatible video format you need for editing TS files in iMovie. 

Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click “Settings” icon to and enter “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3. Start TS file to iMovie conversion

After setting choosing the right and suitable video format for iMovie click the big red button on the main interface to start conversion from TS file to iMovie.

How to Import Media Files to iMovie
1. Double click iMovie icon and Open it
2. Choose File on the top menu, then choose Import.
3. Choose the media files you want to import
4. Click Open
Now, you are able to edit your TS videos in iMovie as you can. Enjoy!

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  1. I use iDealshare VideoGo to convert TS, FLV, MKV, AVI, WMV, MPG, AVCHD, MXF etc to iMovie video format.
    Here is the easy guide

  2. You can follow the step by step guide below to convert TS to MOV at