What is M2T files?
High-definition video recording format used by many HD camcorders; commonly referred to as “HDV;” uses MPEG-2 compression to store HD video data on DV or MiniDV tapes; supports resolutions of 720p and 1080i.
There are many different digital video file types available out there, which can make file conversion difficult for the inexperienced. M2T files and MPG files are actually not completely dissimilar, as both are different types of MPEG2 video files. As a result, this is a much less complicated conversion than many other possible video conversions. If a quick file renaming trick doesn’t work, there are many conversion programs available on the Internet. I’d like Pavtube M2T to MOV Converter MAC.（PC：Pavtube M2T to MOV Converter）
The native format of HDV isn’t QuickTime, its .M2T.
Anyway, while working on my latest book, I needed to convert .M2T files into Final Cut can edit. Final Cut likes lots and lots of different files – but not .M2T.
This means that if someone captures an HDV file in another application, such as Adobe OnLocation or HDVSplit , then sends it to you, you’ll need to transcode it to QuickTime before bringing it into Final Cut on MAC.
Note: You can not use QuickTime Player to preview an M2T file. The Finder displays it as a generic document icon.
Step 1. Load MTS file.
Copy your M2T footages to Mac, install and run Pavtube M2T to MOV Converter. Click on “Add” to import source files, browse to the drive and click “Choose”. You do not have to open the any of the folders. In preview window you could view the video and take snapshots. When the box of Merge into one is checked, all selected videos will be combined together as one output file after conversion.
You can click “Edit” button to perform edit functions such as crop, trim, flip, effect, watermark and audio replace. To eliminate interlacing effect, simply check Deinterlacing box under Effect tab.
Step 2: Set MOV as output format.
Click on “Format” bar when you’d like to specify an output format. MOV formats can be found in common video, HD Video, and FCP/ Sony Vegas groups. Belows shows the H.264 HD MOV format under the tab of “HD Video”.
Click “Settings” if you want to further customize video and audio parameters such as video codec, audio codec, frame rate, bit rate, video size, audio channels etc. Do not forget to click on “OK” to confirm your settings. In Export to box you could specify destination for the converted file.
Step 3: Start converting M2T to MOV for FCP.
Click on “Convert” button to start Conversion. The converter will generate MOV file with admirable video quality. The M2T files are HD video with huge file size, so the conversion of M2T to MOV may cost lots of time. You can set auto shutdown before conversion starts. Simply click on the “Option” menu and check the box of “Shut down computer after conversion”.
Step 4. Import converted video to FCP for editing.
After conversion you can click the “Open” button to locate converted files and load the MOV files to FCP. Now you are able to edit the M2T footage in FCP freely. You may also convert M2T to M4V, AVI, MPEG, etc for FCP editing too.