AVCHD to Sony Movie Studio: convert MTS raw video to MPEG-2

If you run into issues while editing AVCHD MTS raw videos in Sony Movie Studio, you may wish to read this post. It displays a trick to transcode AVCHD MTS footage to MPEG-2 format for use in Sony Movie Studio with optimum performance.

I needed to convert mts raw video files for editing in Sony Movie Studio
“Hey, all, I needed to convert mts raw video files in order to use them in Sony Movie Studio. Family member recorded another family member’s wedding, and I had to do the conversion. I think it’s a new Canon HD camera. I googled a lot for a useful and free AVCHD Converter, but the free one didn’t do what I needed. Does anyone know an easy to use and workable MTS Converter? I don’t mind spending some money on it. Anyone has any suggestions? Thanks.”
To be able to use MTS raw files in Movie Studio flawlessly, you will need to encode AVCHD MTS clips to a format that is full compatible with your editing program, like MPEG-2. This requires third party converter software like Video Converter.

What did users say about Video Converter?
“I have converted some AVCHD footage from my Sony Handycam and that worked like a charm! I am using FCP and Sony Vegas to edit the converted file. I like the interface of the program. It is easy to use and I do not have any big problem finding my way. I like your software so far and I will continue to use it.” – Dag

”I’m already using your video converter to great effect and now have most of my favorite MTS video files on my iPad. I’m extremely pleased so-far!! I use the H.264 format for iPad as it seems to provide a good compromise between image quality and file size. The software is running under Windows 7 on a Vaio laptop. I use tend to use Windows Media Player to check the converted files before transferring them to iPad via iTunes. I then use the iPad’s video player to watch the movies.” – Gary

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How to convert AVCHD files to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio?

To do this:
Step 1: Start up Video Converter as a professional MTS to Sony Movie Studio Converter. Click ‘Add File’ to import your source media to the program.
convert AVCHD files to MPEG-2 for Sony Movie Studio

Step 2: Select output format
Click the drop-down list besides ‘Profile’, choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 Video (*.mov)’ as the most compatible format for Sony Movie Studio with best quality.

Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (for advanced users)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding AVCHD .mts files to Sony Movie Studio supported MPEG-2 format. As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open File’ button to locate the generated files and now you are able to open them in Vegas Movie Studio easily for further editing.

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