You may find that Windows Movie Maker does not support the MTS/M2TS video format. Thus, MTS files must first be converted into a supported video file type before Windows Movie Maker can import them. Below is the how to.
MTS files are high-resolution video files recorded by HD digital video camcorders like Sony HDR-PJ790V, Panasonic Lumix GF5, Canon Vixia HF G10, etc. You may have got an AVCHD camcorder and shoot lot of AVCHD .mts videos and now want to make a home movie in Windows Movie Maker. However, Movie Maker will not recognize your files imported.
Q: "At the moment I have no way of importing MTS files into Windows Movie Maker . So I need some sort of codec or video converter to use the files. Can anyone help?"
Do you also have such hassles when playing or editing the MTS files? If so, hopefully the instructions below can help you out of troubles. Since Windows Movie Maker only supports WMV, ASF, MPG (MPEG-1) and AVI (DV-AVI) video formats, in order to edit AVCHD MTS video files in Windows Movie Maker, you need to convert MTS to Windows Movie Maker supported video formats first. To finish the task, you can use Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter , the best video converter that can help you transcode AVCHD .mts to Windows (Live) Movie Maker WMV, AVI, etc. with high output video quality. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your MTS videos to Windows Movie Maker for editing.
1. Import MTS files
Run the MTS to Windows Movie Maker Coverer; click the Add button to load AVCHD .mts/.m2ts files to the program from your computer or camcorder. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.
2. Select the output format
Hit the Format box and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.
Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
3. Start to convert AVCHD video clips to Windows Movie Maker
Simply click the Convert button to start converting MTS video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats. Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its "Import video" option.
The versatile AVCHD MTS Converter is not only designed for converting MTS files for Windows Movie Maker. It is also professional in making AVCHD files editable in Adobe Premiere Pro , Adobe Premiere Elements, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, After Effects, Magix Movie Editor Pro, Pinnacle Studio , CyberLink PowerDirector, etc to meet your different needs.
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