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Top AVCHD Converter to Play and Convert Sony AVCHD Files

Advanced Video Codec High Definition abbreviated as AVCHD, is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video that was developed by Panasonic and Sony.

For video compression, AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, supporting a variety of standard, high definition, and stereoscopic (3D) video resolutions. For audio compression, it supports both Dolby AC-3 (Dolby Digital) and uncompressed linear PCM audio. Stereo and multichannel surround (5.1) are both supported.

The list of Sony AVCHD camcorders includes:

Sony AVCHD Camera/Camcorder List

Sony HDR-PJ Series

Sony HDR-PJ230, Sony HDR-PJ380, Sony HDR-PJ430V, Sony HDR-PJ650, Sony HDR-PJ660E, Sony HDR-PJ780, Sony HDR-PJ790, Sony HDR-PJ790E

Sony HDR-XR Series

Sony HDR-XR160, SonyHDR-XR350V, HDR-XR500V, Sony HDR-XR520V

Sony HDR-CX Series

Sony HDR-CX150, Sony HDR-CX220, Sony HDR-CX230, Sony HDR-CX280E, Sony HDR-CX290, HDR-CX350V Sony HDR-CX380, Sony HDR-CX380E, Sony HDR-CX430V, Sony HDR-CX550, Sony HDR-CX560, Sony HDR-CX700V

Sony HXR-NX Series

Sony HXR-NX5U, Sony HXR-NX5P, Sony HXR-NX30, Sony HXR-NX30E, Sony HXR-NX70E, Sony HXR-NX70

Sony HXR-MC Series

Sony HXR-MC50E, Sony HXR-MC1500E, Sony HXR-MC2000U

Sony HDR-AX Series

Sony HDR-AX2000

Sony HDR-TD Series

Sony HDR-TD10

Sony HDR-TG Series


Sony Cyber-shot Series

Sony Cyber-shot HX50V, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

Sony NEX Series

Sony NEX-7, Sony NEX-FS100, Sony NEX-FS100UK, Sony NEX-FS700U, Sony NEX-5N, Sony NEX-VG10, Sony NEX-VG20

Sony Alpha Series

Sony Alpha SLT-A5, Sony Alpha SLT-A57, Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony HX Series

Sony HX10V, Sony HX20V

Sony DSC Series

Sony DSC-HX5V, Sony DSC-HX5V-E, Sony DSC-RX100, Sony DSC-HX9V, Sony DSC-HX9V-E

Sony SLT Series

Sony SLT-A65, Sony SLT-A77V

Sony Bloggie Touch

Sony Bloggie Touch

Do you like shooting videos with Sony AVCHD camcorder or camera? When we travel or family gatherings, we often use the camera to record a lot of interesting things, this is a good way to record and share happy memories with family and friends. For playing/editing/sharing Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS recordings on Mac or Windows, you need a Sony AVCHD Converter for Mac or Windows. Here we list the top 4 Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter for you, choose the best one.

Top 4 Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter

Top 4 Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter

Products Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter pavtube video converter Pavtube HD Video Converter Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate
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Sony AVCHD Camera/Camcorder Supported
Sony HDR Series Y Y Y Y
Sony Cyber-shot Series Y Y Y Y
Sony NEX Series Y Y Y Y
Sony Alpha Series Y Y Y Y
Sony HX Series Y Y Y Y
Sony DSC Series Y Y Y Y
Sony SLT Series Y Y Y Y
Sony Bloggie Touch Y Y Y Y
Cammon Input and Output Supported
M3U8 output only Y Y Y
3D MP4/MKV/AVI/WMV output only Y Y Y
4K MP4/MKV/AVI/MOV output only Y Y Y
H.264/H.265 MP4 output only Y Y Y
XAVC/XAVC-S/XAVC-L output only Y Y Y
AVI/WMV/MPEG/DivX/MPEG output only Y Y Y
MOV/VOB/ASF/3GP/DivX output only Y Y Y
DVD - - - Y
Bluray - - - Y
MP3, AAC, FLAC,OGG output only Y Y Y
WAV, M4A, DTS output only Y Y Y
Devices Preset format supported
iPhone preset( iPhone SE, iPhone 6S,etc.) Y Y Y Y
Android preset(Galaxy S7, Xperia XA, Nexus 6p,etc) Y Y Y Y
Windows preset(Windows Phone 8/10) Y Y Y Y
Gaming systems, Projectors, 3D, HDTV, etc. Y Y Y Y
HD Media Players Y Y Y Y
NLEs Preset Format Supported
Adobe Premiere Y Y Y Y
Sony Vegas Y Y Y Y
Avid MC Y Y Y Y
Final Cut Pro X/7/6 Y Y Y Y
iMovie 11/10/9.. Y Y Y Y
Built-in Editor Functions
Trim & Crop Video Y Y Y Y
Merge & Split Video Y Y Y Y
Reset Audio Channel/codec Y Y Y Y
Adjust Video bitrate/size Y Y Y Y
Add Subtitles Y Y Y Y
Image/Text Watermarking Y Y Y Y
2D to/from 3D Conversion Y Y Y Y
Batch Conversion Y Y Y Y
GPU or Multicore Acceleration(Windows only) Y Y Y Y
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Guide: Convert Sony AVCHD files for Editing/ Playing/Sharing/Uploading

The next guide mainly show you how to convert Sony AVCHD files so that you can edit, play, share or upload your Sony AVCHD videos on Mac and Windows with ease. Windows version Pavtube Video Converter as example, Mac version has the same steps besides the tiny difference on interface.


Connect your Sony AVCHD camera/camcorder to PC, then copy all the AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos with the folder instructions to your PC hard drive.

Step 1: Import AVCHD MTS/M2TS files.

Click the button “File” to add Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS files (or directly drag and drop your files) to the Converter.

load files

Tip: If you want to merge Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS files before conversion, just need to check the “Merge into one” box.

Step 2: Select an output format for Windows Movie Maker.

Click “Format” bar to select suitable format for Windows Movie Maker. WMV is one of the proper formats for Windows while MOV is widely accept by Apple devices. You can select the preset profiles for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Avid MC, Sony Vegas, Premiere, etc.

select format

(Optional)Step 3: Tap the“Settings”icon to adjust audio and video parameters.

Once you have chosen the output format, then click the "Settings" right beside "Format" to adjust the video and audio parameters. Meanwhile, you can use it to do some simple editing works as well, like to trim, crop, merge, flip, rotate the videos, or to add some special effects to them

Step 4: Tap the big Convert button on the main interface to start transcoding Sony AVCHD MTS/M2TS files for playing/editing/sharing.

The conversion should be quickly finished. Once the process is at 100%, you can get the converted file with the target format you have just selected.


Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter supports AVCHD (*.mts/*.m2ts/*.m2t) imported only, if you just want to convert Sony AVCHD videos, it should be the best choice for you. If you have other format videos, Pavtube Video Converter or Pavtube HD Video Converter(more HD resolution preset included) should better than MTS/M2TS Converter. If you also have DVD/Blu-ray collections and in need of conversion, Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate should take into your consideration.

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