Now, all the excitement about your new camera is quickly erased by the new issue you have on your mind: What's with strange video format?!
I know how it feels, but there's hope. Read on.
The first problems you may have with the MTS videos
- You can't view the footage.
- You can't import it into your video editing software coz the format is incompatible...
- Convert the files to a more common format - AVI for instance.
- Use an editing program that supports MTS videos. I use Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus for that.
To convert the files to AVI for editing, you can use a bunch of video converters out there. The only ones I've used are Leawo and MPEG Streamclip, so I cannot say much about the other converters.
MPEG Streamclip is awesome to batch convert MP4 to AVI, so keep it in mind for that.
Import MTS videos directly into your editing software
This is the best option, since you can immediately start editing without having to convert your files. No wasted time, no frustration. And this is what I personally like better (instead of using converters).
Some of the professional programs support MTS files but even some of them require a conversion before importing. That's why I prefer Magix Movie Edit Pro Plus whenever working with MTS (and with any other format for that matter).
Power Director is another easy to use popular program while Adobe Premiere is the high end pro software that supports MTS as well.
Either way, you may wanna download the free trial and see which one is more suitable for you.
My bike stunts video shoot with Sony HX9V and GoPro HD. Original files: MTS and MP4.
Over to you
- What do you use to edit or convert MTS files?
- What's you biggest issue when editing videos?
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