To use Windows Media files on a Mac, you will need to convert these files into something the Mac software can read. You can use Handbrake for this task. To do this, follow these steps:
You can use Toast for lots of simple tasks. One thing Toast is good for is converting .MTS files from the MRC’s AVCHD cameras into something Final Cut Pro or iMovie can use, if you no longer have the entire hierarchical structure from the camera.
To prepare your footage, follow these steps:
Now you must choose what format Toast should convert your media to. Instructions for iMovie are first. Skip ahead if you want to convert MTS files for Final Cut Pro.
Settings to use for iMovie:
Device: Digital Video (DV)
Quality: 16:9 if your video is widescreen (all of MRC’s cameras shoot in widescreen), or 4:3 if you know your footage is not widescreen.
Save To: Your folder on the Save Disk