If for whatever reason you need to convert AVCHD MTS video to AVI format, you may wish to read this post. It displays an easy and direct way to transcode AVCHD footage from MTS format to AVI format.
I need a workable converter app to transcode MTS clips to AVI for Pinnacle
“Hi, there, I’ve got tons of MTS files without keeping the entire AVCHD folder structure intact. Now I want to edit them in Pinnacle Studio but Pinnacle refuses to read these loose MTS files as import, so I need a helpful converter app to transcode them to AVI format first. Does anyone know a good AVCHD to AVI converter to do so? I would really want to maintain the high quality of the original .mts files. Please suggest. Thanks!”
When you shoot video recordings on an AVCHD digital camcorder, the recorded video files appear as an MTS or an M2TS video file, a format most media players and video-editing programs don’t recognize or handle well. To be able to use the MTS video files as smoothly as possible, you will need to convert the MTS files to a more common video format, such as AVI. The content below will guide you through the process of encoding MTS files to AVI format on a Windows PC or a Mac computer in simple steps.
How to convert MTS to AVI for smooth playback or editing?
Follow these steps:
Step 1. Start up HD Video Converter as the best AVCHD MTS to AVI Converter. When its main interface pops up, click ‘Add File’ button to import your source AVCHD files to it.
1. This MTS to AVI Converter supports batch conversion, so you can load multiple MTS files to it for conversion at a time.
2. By ticking off ‘Merge’ option, you can combine the selected MTS clips into a single file.
Step 2. Choose AVI as output format
HD Video Converter provides several AVI formats for users to choose from, including ‘AVI’, ‘H.264 AVI’, ‘DivX Video (*. avi)’, ‘Xvid Video (*.avi)’ under ‘General Video’ column and ‘HD AVI Video (*.avi)’, ‘DivX HD Video (*.avi)’ and ‘Xvid HD Video (*.avi)’ under ‘HD Video’ column. You can select one as output format depending on your request.
‘AVI’, ‘H.264 AVI’, ‘DivX Video (*. avi)’ and ‘Xvid Video (*.avi)’ under ‘General Video’ column
‘HD AVI Video (*.avi)’, ‘DivX HD Video (*.avi)’ and ‘Xvid HD Video (*.avi)’ under ‘HD Video’ column
Step 3. Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and enter ‘Profile Settings’ panel to adjust video and audio settings like resolution, codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel.
Step 4. Start AVCHD MTS to AVI Conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to rewrap MTS to AVI format for smooth playback or editing. As soon as the conversion task complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AVI files.
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