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How to import & edit MTS files with Windows (Live) Movie Maker

In most cases, we need to make post-production before sending videos to our friends, publishing video on YouTube, MySpace. For windows user, Windows Movie Maker is the best free video editing software which could help you freely edit and create movies in WMV, AVI, ASF, MPG video formats. While, unfortunately, the most popular MTS footages captured by a Panasonic, Canon or Sony AVCHD camera/camcorder are out of the supported video format range. Then, how to edit MTS video files in Windows Movie Maker?

To get Windows Movie Maker working beautifully with AVCHD footage, the easy workaround is to transcode the .MTS to a format that Windows Movie Maker natively supports. The following tutorial will detail you how to to convert MTS to Windows Movie Maker friendly file type using Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.

The program is a great application to change MTS video formats to Windows (Live) Movie Maker video formats e.g. .wmv, .avi with no quality loss. Apart from fast converting AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker basically, it also supports encoding all 1080p or 1080i AVCHD MTS files to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premier Pro/Sony Vegas, AVI to Pinnacle Studio and more. So, you can easily import the Sony, Panasonic, Canon camcorder recordings to different video editing software without any video/audio problem and save the rendering time. Now download it and follow the step-by-step guide to reformat MTS files for perfectly compatible with Windows Movie Maker.

Download MTS to Windows Movie Maker Converter:

Guide of Transcoding MTS to WMV/AVI for Windows Movie Maker

Step 1: Load source files

Launch the MTS Converter. Click the "Add Video" or "Add from folder" button on to load your MTS files. If you would like to join MTS files together, just select these files and check the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Choose Windows Movie Maker supported 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.

Step 3: Determine video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.

Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. You’re advised to adjust the A/V parameters to be the same with source MTS files so as to bear least quality loss at proper file size.

Step 4: Start converting MTS to Windows Movie Maker

Click the convert button, the AVCHD converter will start encoding AVCHD .mts/m2ts for importing to Windows (Live) Movie Maker.

Once the conversion is finished you can click "Open" button to get the output files effortlessly, and now you are ready to import and edit MTS/M2TS files with Windows Movie Maker. Just import the converted files to WMM for editing via its "Import video" option.

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How to transfer MTS files to Pinnacle Studio
Transcode AVCHD MTS files to After Effects
How to ingest MTS files in Adobe Premiere Pro
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