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Convert AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) Videos for Playing on iPhone

If you has a camcorder that shoots videos in AVCHD format, you must want to know how to make AVCHD videos be played on portable devices like iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/6S/6S Plus/SE/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5/4S so that you can take interesting video clips with you and can play them whenever you like. Unfortunately, this process is not without limitations. This article will introduce an easy way to play AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) files on iPhone and Mac (including macOS High Sierra).

Though iPhone Is Brilliant, You Cannot Play AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) Video on iPhone

Actually, AVCHD contains two formats, one is MTS, and the other is M2TS. Most of camcorders released in recent years shot videos in MTS format and it brought the MTS to be the symbol of HD videos from HD camcorders. AVCHD records video at a range of resolutions including 1080p, 1080i and 720p, and will bring you up to 1920×1080 High resolution. Since iPhone 8, 7 and 6S do not function as AVCHD player tool, let alone iPhone 5s/5c, it is a pity that you can not play and watch AVCHD Video on iPhone's amazing big, bright, brilliant retina display or OLED display. As well, you are not allowed to share your funny, amusing and inventive HD recordings with your family or friends through iPhone device. Plus, AVCHD videos are in large size while the space of storage card in iPhone is limited, so we can not directly transport AVCHD videos to iPhone.

However, It Will Come True if You Get an AVCHD Video Converter

As you see, AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) Videos can't be played by iPhone. It must be transcoded to iPhone friendly format to be accepted by iTunes for transfer to your iPhone. Don't consider it as a complicated stuff, some professional and efficient AVCHD Video Converter program will work it out for you, such as Pavtube Video Converter for Mac.

It is specially designed for Sony, Canon and Panasonic AVCHD Camcorder/Camera owners to convert recorded AVCHD videos to various video formats for easily editing in editing software, like Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Avid, Windows Movie Maker and so on. This program help users to convert camcorder recorded MTS/M2TS footages to playable video formats for Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Samsung, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PS4 Pro, Roku, Android phone, etc.

Meanwhile, it provides large amounts of DIY features including trimming, cropping, splitting, adding subtitle file, adding video effect, etc. to extend your own movie enjoyment. Moreover, "Darg-and-Drop" and "Batch Conversion" features are also supported.

Download this Mac iPhone Video Converter. Install it on your Mac OS X (including macOS High Sierra) and then launch this software to pop up the interface as below:

Note: For Windows users, please turn to Pavtube Video Converter.

Step 1. Import AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) footage to the iPhone Converter on Mac

Once you run the program, click “Add” button to load the source AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) files. When the video files are loaded to the Mac iPhone Converter, you can play the videos on the Preview window. During playing the video, you are allowed to take snapshoot.

Step 2. Set MP4 as output format for AVCHD to iPhone conversion

Click on “Format” bar to choose "H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)" as output format from "HD Video" category.

You also can select any iPhone model at "iPhone" subcategory. With Pavtube Video Converter, there is no need to set the conversion parameters manually. Well prepared iPhone Profile Setting will save your time and offer you plenty iPhone setting options, range from iPhone 3 to iPhone 8/Plus.

Step 3. Convert AVCHD to MP4 for importing to iPhone

Click “Convert” button and the selected AVCHD files will be converted to iPhone MP4. You may check the converting progress and set auto shutdown in the convert window. After conversion, click “Open” folder to find converted footage for playing on your iPhone.

How to Optimize AVCHD File before Conversion?

After add AVCHD file to Pavtube AVCHD Converter, press "Edit" button and a window will pop up.

## Press "Trim" tab to capture your favorite clips from the AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) video by setting the start time and end time;

## Press "Crop" tab to remove black bar from AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) movie or adjust the video aspect ratio like 16:9 or 4:3;

## Press "Text Watermark" tab to add text watermarks to the output iPhone video file;

## Press "Image/Video Watermark" tab to add image or video watermarks to the output video file;

## Press "Effect" tab to add special effect and other special effects like Simple Gauss Blur, Flip Color, Invert, Aged Film to your source video. In Color Control section, you can correct color by adjusting brightness, contrast, and saturation. You can also tick off “Deinterlacing” to keep good image quality.

## Press "Audio Editor" tab: You can either replace/remove original audio, or set audio fade in/out effects.

## Press "Subtitle" tab to add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitle-files to the video as hard subtitles.

## Click "Setting" button on the main interface, there you can process more advanced settings.

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