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    MilenkoD's Avatar
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    Aug 16, 2007
    Dublin, CA
    2.53Ghz Macbook Pro
    iMovie '08 Compatible HD Video Formats
    Some time ago, I backed-up several AVCDH MTS files for composition into iMovie at a later date. At the time, I didn't realize that iMovie requires the entire file structure to be able to import. Recently I acquired Toast 9 Platinum for it's ability to process raw MTS files. It works great and faster than Voltaic but I can't seem to get the conversion setting correct in order for iMovie to be able to use them. I've tired 720p, 1080p and 1080i settings with various other options both in HDV, DV and H.264 encoding but no luck....iMovie pops-up a message that the video format is not a supported format.

    Any clue as to what settings will work to import into iMovie?

    Note: I've tried the files with Final Cut Express 4 and they import just fine, however I'm not interested in learning FC. The ease and simplicity of iMovie 08 is the reason I bought the Macbook and Panasonic SD1 in the first place.

    Macbook 2.0Ghz Mac OS X (10.4.11) Using Toast 9 Titanium

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    Jun 25, 2005
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    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    If Toast 9 is that flexible, then try creating an Apple Intermediate Codec file.

    Search this forum for converting MTS files.

    I'm a little surprised to here FCE4 can use the files, but IM08 can't.
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