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How to convert and edit MTS files on PC

convert and edit mtsLots of video formats are used in online and digital cameras and mobile phones. MTS is one of them. This BDAV (Blu-ray Disc Audio-Video) container format for AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is common to HD video cameras and is a similar standard to that used on Blu-ray Discs(.M2TS). And the problem is clear, how to deal with these high definition videos, how to play back the footages on a PC.

Converting MTS Video Files

I recently found that even if viewing video files in MTS format is possible, editing them is another matter entirely. So, a conversion to AVI format was required before loading the clips into a video editor and processing.

For this task, we use a Video Converter that provides a fast and efficient conversion, with a choice of output formats (AVI, MPEG, WMV), resolutions, bitrates and a choice of other presets.

Step 1: Load MTS files

Click the "Add" Button and select your MTS videos to import as follow.

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Step 2: Choose an output format, resolution and other presets.

For editing the MTS videos later, I set the output format as AVI. Click the "Profile" and choose "AVI-Audio-Video-Interleaved", and if you want to do some more settings, please click "Setting" to edit resolutions, bitrates and other presets.

Note:You can input you own resolutions, not only those listed in program.

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Step 3: Start your MTS to AVI conversion

Have chosen the presets, click the big round button to start conversion. This may need a while, during the conversion, you can go and listen some music.

Continue to Edit MTS Files

There are so many different ways to edit an MTS video file. Maybe you would like to go straight in and use a tool named Windows Live Movie Maker (the most recent version of Microsoft’s desktop video editor), which will natively play back MTS videos and allow you to edit them.

However, the options available in that particular application are limited, and certainly not as advanced as those on offer in the earlier Windows Movie Maker. This is why you might choose to convert the data before editing. Note that if you already have some video editing software installed, this might play MTS natively.

Using the tools listed above, I have converted the mts files, a short home video, which recorded by a digital video camera, and import to Windows Movie Maker for further editing.

Conclusion: Make Your Choice

Well, it appears that more and more applications are providing support for MTS and other AVCHD container formats, that's a good trend, but you will eventually encounter such a thing that your MTS or AVCHD container files are not supported by the edit program.

Fortunately using the applications listed here you can do what is necessary to review, convert and edit MTS format videos as you see fit, hopefully with very good results.

Valid until Mar 31, 2014!