MTS is the file extension for the AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition). Sony and Panasonic use this codec and the .mts file extension for the footage captured on their high definition camcorders. MTS files are not compatible with many video programs and editing softwares. For iPad users, if you would like to play the MTS files on your newly purchased iPad device, you will need a conversion to convert it to iPad supported file type.
To convert MTS to iPad, you can download MTS to iPad Converter. The program enables you to input MTS files recorded with all high-definition camcorders including Sony, Canon, Panasonic and JVC, etc, you can directly convert MTS to iPad supported MPEG-4 or H.264 file formats or output MTS to a optimized format according to your iPad version.
Before the conversion, you will first have to transfer the MTS files from your camcorder to your computer and copy the footage to a hard drive.
－Transfer MTS footage to computer: Set your camcorder in PC mode and connect it to computer via a USB cable or remove the SD card from the camcorder and insert it into a card reader and connect the card reader to a USB port on your computer. The card will appear as a No Name hard drive on your desktop.
－Copy MTS files to hard drive: Open the No Name hard drive or the hard drive that represents your camcorder on your computer, you will see a folder named “PRIVATE”, click it to open a “AVCHD” folder, Inside the AVCHD folder, there is a “BDMV” folder, open the “BDMV” folder again and your will see three folders “CLIPINF”, “PLAYLIST” and “STREAM”, your MTS files is located inside the “STREAM” folder. You can copy them to a destination folder on your computer.
After successfully transferring MTS footage to computer hard drive, you can go with the following steps to convert MTS to iPad or edit MTS with iMovie with Jihosoft Video Converter for Mac.
How to Convert MTS to Play on iPad/iPad Mini/the New iPad?
1. Install and launch Jihosoft Video Converter on your computer.
2. Import MTS files from local computer to the program.
3. Select iPad supported or optimized file format as output format.
4. Click right-bottom “Start” button to convert MTS to iPad.