As a free Mac Converter, HandBrake enables you to convert your MTS or M2TS camcorder videos to MP4 or MKV (only two output options provided.) It's a piece of cake to convert MTS or M2TS with HandBrake, of course. But it's a bit complicated to set the video settings. For example, if you want to convert your MTS or M2TS video to MP4 for play on your iPad, you have to adjust the output video settings by yourself according to iPad's video requirement. And HandBrake has already preset some output video formats for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV and more which you can choose when it's needed.
Part 1. How to Convert MTS/M2TS to MP4/MKV with HandBrake
Note: With HandBrake, you can only convert the MTS or M2TS video to MP4 or MKV. If you want to do more with your cam video, go to Part 2.
Step 1. Download HandBrake to convert your MTS/M2TS video.
Step 2. Add your MTS/M2TS files to the Mac app. After the launch of HandBrake, you'll see the import window, where you can choose your MTS/M2TS file to add. Only one file can be imported at a time. If you want to perform batch conversions, try a HandBrake alternative instead. If there is no import window shown up, you can click "Source" at the top left corner of the main interface to open it, or you can also click the "Browse" button to find your file to convert.
Step 3. Set the output format. Under the Output Settings section in the middle of the main interface, click the format box to choose MP4 or MKV to be your output format. After that, adjust your output video settings by clicking the proper tab on the bottom of the interface. If you want to customize the picture settings, click the picture settings icon at the top right corner.
Step 4. Start to convert MTS, M2TS with HandBrake. Now, at the top left corner, click the "Start" button to convert MTS or M2TS with your HandBrake. You can add more files to the converting queue by clicking the "Add to Queue" button.
Part 2. How to Convert MTS/M2TS to MOV, AVI, FLV, 3GP and More
As it is mentioned above, HandBrake only supports to convert MTS or M2TS files to MP4 or MKV videos. Then if you want to convert MTS/M2TS videos to MOV, AVI, FLV, 3GP or other formats, iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac must be your best choice. With this Mac Video Converter, you can easily convert videos between any two standard and HD video formats. In addition, you needn't worry about quality loss at all. By the way, Windows users can go to get the Windows version here.
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How to Convert MTS/M2TS to MOV, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, 3GP and More
At first, you should load your MTS or M2TS videos to this software with drag and drop method. By the way, you can achieve that by touching "File" menu then selecting "Load Media Files" as well.
As this software allows you to convert MTS/M2TS to AVI, MOV, FLV, 3GP, MP4, MKV, and more, here you can freely select the output format as you need.
After selecting the output format, you can click the "Convert" button to start the conversion from MTS/M2TS to other format. And this process will be finished within seconds.