Can I open and edit Sony A5000 AVCHD .m2ts video in Windows Movie Maker? If not, what should I do to go about this? Read on to find out an answer to this question.
One thing that really makes the Sony Alpha a5000 Mirrorless Digital Camera stand out among competitors is the ability to capture Full HD videos at up to 60fps in AVCHD or PC-friendly MP4 codec. As AVCHD format with file extension .m2ts is highly-compressed content which is not so friendly for Windows Movie Maker, many folks are having problems when importing Sony A5000 AVCHD .M2TS videos to Windows Movie Maker for creating their own masterpieces. If you’re in such a situation, you can read on to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to get Sony A5000 AVCHD footage to work with Movie Maker beautifully by transcoding them to WMV or DV AVI format.
To be able to make Sony A5000 AVCHD footage compatible with Windows Movie Maker, the easy workaround is to convert Sony A5000 M2TS files to Windows Movie Maker most likely format like WMV or DV AVI with a 3rd party video converter app. Below is a how-to guide.
[Guide] How to transcode Sony A5000 AVCHD to WMV/DV AVI for Windows Movie Maker?
HD Video Converter
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a professional Sony A5000 AVCHD Video Converter. Once the main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import your camera media.
Step 2: Select output format for Windows Movie Maker
1) To convert Sony A5000 AVCHD video to WMV for Windows Movie Maker
From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘General Video’ > ‘WMV – Windows Media Video (*.wmv)’ as target format or choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD WMV Video (*.wmv)’ as output format.
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.
2) To transcode Sony A5000 AVCHD video to DV AVI for Windows Movie Maker
Click ‘Profile’ list to select ‘DV AVI NTSC Video (*.avi)’ or ‘DV AVI PAL Video (*.avi)’ as output format depending on your source video mode.
Step 3: Start Sony A5000 AVCHD video files to WMV/DV AVI conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding Sony A5000 AVCHD video files to WMV /DV AVI for Window Movie Maker.
As soon as the conversion is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated WMV/DV AVI files for editing with Windows Movie Maker.
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