What is MTS format?
The MTS format is more commonly know as AVCHD. It is a high definition video format found on most high definition camcorders by Sony, Panasonic, and other HD camcorder manufacturers. The MTS format based on the H.264/AVC codec and supports 720p and 1080i HD video formats.
How to open MTS file? How to edit the MTS footage?
It could be troublesome when you try to play or edit the AVCHD MTS video. Most media players refuse to load the MTS format, as for the editing software, few of them work well with the AVCHD footage. Here I recommend you VLC Player and KMPlayer which are capable of playing the AVCHD videos. If you would like to edit the AVCHD MTS footage, or use Windows Media Player to play these MTS files, a best way is to convert AVCHD MTS footage to AVI format first.
How do I transfer the MTS to AVI for editing and playing?
In order to convert the MTS video files generated by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT1 to AVI, you could try Pavtube MTS to AVI Converter. You can convert AVCHD from camcorder to various video and audio formats using this powerful MTS to AVI video converter. A HD Converter free trial version is available, only watermark of Pavtub logo will appear on the screen of converted videos. You may refer to below guide how to transfer the MTS to AVI, DivX AVI, Xvid AVI, HD AVI with Pavtube MTS to AVI Converter.
Step 1. Free download MTS to AVI Converter, install and launch the program.
Once you run it, click “Add” to import the source MTS files. When the MTS files are loaded to the program, you can view the videos from the Preview window. Simply select an item and click the “Play” button. When the video is playing, you are allowed to take snapshoot. To thumbnail video frame, you may click the “Snapshoot” button when it plays to your favorable frame.
Step 2. Select output format- AVI, Divx AVI, Xvid AVI, HD AVI etc..
Pavtube MTS to AVI Converter provides AVI profile with different codec. Click on “Format”, and select output format from the drop-down list. In order to save storage, you could follow “Common Video”-> “AVI MSMPEG4-V3” (*.avi), “DivX AVI (*.avi)” or “Xvid AVI (*.avi)”. If you are unwilling to degrade the HD video quality, “HD Video”-> “AVI HD Video (*.avi)” is a better choice for you. For converting AVCHD to AVI for edit, a recommended format is “DV”> “DV AVI”. You may also customize video and audio parameters in Settings panel. Simply click “Settings” button to and set the bitrate, frame rate, channels, sampling rate as desired values.
Step 3. Click “Settings” button to adjust video and audio parameters
Notice that which parameter to select has close relationship with the hardware configurations of your computer. If you selected HD Video in Step 2, we advise you to adjust the A/V parameters as below shows so as to get the best quality at least file size:
Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start converting MTS to AVI .
After the above steps are done, you can click “Convert” button to start the MTS to AVI conversion. And you can click “Open” button to get the generated AVI files for play back or edit.
Tip: You may trim the video to desired length in Editor interface, just select the video you’d like to trim and click “Edit” menu to enter editing window.