As we all know, Windows Movie Maker is the free video editing software installed on a PC using Microsoft Windows OS. However, probably because of the copyright issues, Windows Movie Maker only provides supports for a relative small range of formats. Unfortunately, the most popular AVCHD MTS/M2TS footages captured by a Panasonic, Canon or Sony camera/camcorder are out of the range. In order to import MTS/M2TS files to Windows Movie Maker, this article will show you how to use MTS/M2TS to WMM Converter to convert AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker for editing.
For your reference-Windows Movie Maker accepted formats:
.WMV, .ASF, .MPG (MPEG-1), .AVI (DV-AVI), .WMA, .WAV, and .MP3
Additionally, the Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate editions of Movie Maker support importing MPEG-2 Program streams and DVR-MS formats.
It is obviously that AVCHD MTS and M2TS files are out of the above mentioned formats range. If you try to capture these videos to Windows Movie Maker, it will prompt you that:
That means to edit MTS/M2TS files with Windows Movie Maker, you have to do format conversion to obey the format restrictions of
Okay, here we go.
Step 1: Free download MTS/M2TS to WMM Converter, install and run it.
Once run it, you can click "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to load your .mts and .m2ts AVCHD files.
Step 2: Select output format for WMM and set destination folder
Click the pull down menu of "Format", then you will be able to select a Windows Movie Maker supported format from the output format profile, we choose .wmv for example.
Meanwhile, click the folder icon at the end of "Output" to specify where to save the output files for your WMM, if not, this program will export them to the default save path automatically. BTW, if you want to combine multiple .mts and .m2ts files into a single file, you can tick off the checkbox "Merge into one file” to realize this goal.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings to optimize output file quality
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 name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.
Step 4: Click "Convert" button to convert AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker
Once the conversion is finished by MTS/M2TS to WMM Converter, 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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