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Editing AVCHD .mts files in Windows Movie Maker on Windows 10

Summary: Have trouble of importing and editing AVCHD.mts footage in Windows Movie Maker? Don't worry! This article aims to offer some tips for smooth workflow of MTS files and Windows Movie Maker.

Nowadays, more and more cameras like Canon XA25, Canon Vixia HF R21, Panasonic Lumix DMC Series, Sony Cyber-shot series, Sony Handycam, Sony HDR-SR10E and Sony Alpha NEX series record footage in AVCHD. And most of AVCHD files are in MTS format, which is a high-definition MPEG Transport Steam video format. However, if you want to import those AVCHD MTS clips into Windows Movie Maker for further editing, you'll get disappointed as MTS is not supported by Movie Maker. Then how to open MTS in Windows Movie Maker for editing? Read on to get the best solution.

Typically, MTS files can be opened and edited with software that supports Sony or Panasonic HD camcorders. If you don’t get such software, converting MTS files to Windows Movie Maker acceptable format is a feasible way to open MTS videos in Windows. Among various MTS/M2TS video converting tools, Brorsoft MTS Video Converter is the most outstanding one.

Overall, 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.

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Solution 1: Convert MTS to Windows Movie Maker supported format via Brorsoft MTS Video Converter

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.

Solution 2: Apply Windows Movie Maker MTS codec pack

Besides converting MTS Windows Movie Maker, MTS codecs is necessary when encoding and decoding MTS files. Usually, with MTS/M2TS codec pack installed in your computer, editing MTS files will not be stymied anymore. Below are two popular MTS codec packs that you can choose.

K-Lite Codec Pack: The K-Lite Codec Pack is a collection of video and audio codecs for Windows. This codec pack is very user-friendly and the installation can be customized according to your needs. One thing to be aware of is that there are several versions of the K-Lite Codec Pack, just choose the one you need.

XviD Codec: XviD codec is a free codec pack. This codec will reduce the bandwidth needed for video data. With it, you can compress and decompress digital video. Besides, it allows you to watch MTS movies with high quality pictures.

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