AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker
AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker

AVCHD Video Converter-a must-have program for Sony, Panasonic, JVC and Hitachi camcorder users to convert the video types: MTS and M2TS movie files. AVCHD Video Converter offers a brilliant solution to convert .mts, .m2ts file from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, Hitachi camcorders to Windows Media files, like avi, wmv, mpeg, asf, mp3, wma, and further import into Windows Movie Maker for editing.

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AVCHD Video Converter-a must-have program for Sony, Panasonic, JVC and Hitachi camcorder users to convert the video types: MTS and M2TS movie files. You can get the new video from AVCHD(.mts, .m2ts) to AVI, WMV, MPEG, ASF, VOB, 3GP, RM, RMVB, MKV, FLV, SWF, MOV, MP4, M4V, DV, and extract the audio track from AVCHD to MP3, WAV, WMA, M4A, AIFF files.

Further more, the AVCHD Video Converter allows you to convert MTS/M2TS files to various personal portable devices supported video types, like iPod MP4, iPhone MP4, Apple TV MP4, PSP MP4, Zune MP4, WMV, BlackBerry AVI, 3GP, WMV, MP4, Gphone MP4, Creative Zen AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, iRiver AVI, WMV, etc.

AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker

Part I: How to convert AVCHD(.mts, .m2ts) files to avi, wmv, mpeg for Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker?

Step 1: Add AVCHD files
Click Add button to load AVCHD files in .mts or .m2ts extension to AVCHD Video Converter. You can add one or multiple files at one time.

Step 2: Set target video type
From the Profile drop-down menu, select the target video format that you want to convert to, AVI, WMV, ASF, MPEG-1 is supported by Windows Movie Maker. Then set the output path for the converted files.

Step 3: Convert AVCHD files
Hit Convert button on AVCHD Video Converter, it will begin to convert AVCHD(.mts, .m2ts) to specific video that you set in Step 2.

Step 4: Import into WMM
After conversion, now you can import the new videos in .avi, .wmv, .mpg, .asf extension to Windows Movie Maker for editing.

Part II: Which camcorders record AVCHD video files? Please refer to the following listed.
All Sony AVCHD camcorders record 1080-line interlaced video only.
  • September 2006: HDR-UX1 (DVD), HDR-UX3/UX5 (DVD), HDR-UX7 (DVD)
  • October 2006: HDR-SR1 (30 GB HDD)
  • June 2007: HDR-SR5 (40 GB HDD), HDR-SR7 (60 GB HDD)
  • July 2007: HDR-SR5C (100 GB HDD), HDR-SR8 (100 GB HDD)
  • Summer 2007: HDR-CX7 (Memory Stick Duo)
  • March 2008: HDR-SR10 (40GB HDD, Memory Stick), HDR-SR11 (60 GB HDD, Memory Stick), HDR-SR12 (120 GB HDD, Memory Stick)
  • HDR-TG1/TG3/TG7 (Memory Stick Duo)
  • August 2008: HDR-CX12 (Memory Stick Duo)
  • March 2009: HDR-XR520V (240 GB HDD), HDR-XR500V (120 GB HDD Version)
  • March 2009: HDR-XR200V (120 GB HDD)
  • March 2009: HDR-XR200VE (120 GB HDD + GPS)
  • March 2009: HDR-XR100 (80 GB HDD)
  • July 2009: HDR-CX500E, HDR-CX520E

Panasonic AVCHD camcorders offer interlaced, progressive scan or native progressive recording and combinations of these modes depending on a particular model. 1080-line and 720-line recording is possible depending on a model.
In 2009 Panasonic introduced AVCHD Lite to selected members of its Lumix line of digital cameras.
  • December 2006: HDC-DX1 (DVD), HDC-SD1 (SDHC)
  • HDC-SD3 (SDHC, available in Japan only)
  • AG-HSC1U (SDHC, comes with portable 40 GB HDD storage)
  • August 2007: HDC-SD5 (SDHC), HDC-SX5 (DVD, SDHC), HDC-SD7 (SDHC)
  • January 2008: HDC-SD9 (SDHC), HDC-HS9 (60 GB HDD, SDHC)
  • April 2008: AG-HMC70 (SDHC)
  • June 2008: HDC-SD100 (SDHC), HDC-HS100 (60 GB HDD, SDHC)
  • September 2008: AG-HMC150 (SDHC)
  • January 2009: HDC-HS300 (120 GB HDD), HDC-HS200 (80 GB HDD), HDC-TM300 (32 GB built-in flash memory, SDHC), HDC-SD200 (SDHC).
  • April 2009: DMC-ZS3(USA)/TZ7(rest of the world) (AVCHD Lite), DMC-TS1/DMC-FT1 (AVCHD Lite)
  • June 2009: DMC-GH1 (SDHC; AVCHD for 1080p24, 720p60, MJPEG for 720p30)
  • June 2009: HDC-TM30/HDC-TM10 (32 GB built-in flash memory, SDHC), HDC-SD10 (SDHC)
  • June 2009: HDC-TM350 (64 GB built-in flash memory, SDHC, available in Japan and as of October 2009, from Panasonic Stores across the UK)

August 2009 (expected availability) AG-HMC40 (SDHC)
Canon AVCHD camcorders offer 1080-line interlaced and progressive-scan recording.
  • HR10 (DVD)
  • 2007: HG10 (40 GB HDD)
  • April 2008: HF10 (SDHC, built-in 16GB flash memory), HF100 (SDHC)
  • September 2008: HF11 (SDHC, built-in 32GB flash memory), HG20 (60GB HDD, SDHC), HG21 (120GB HDD, SDHC)
  • January 2009: HF S10 (SDHC, built-in 32GB flash memory), HF S100 (SDHC), HF20 (SDHC, built-in 32GB flash memory), HF200 (SDHC)
  • August 2009: HF S11 (SDHC, built-in 64GB flash memory, wired-remote capability)

JVC AVCHD Camcorders
  • June 2008: GZ-HD10 (HDD, MicroSDHC), GZ-HD30/GZ-HD40(HDD, MicroSDHC card, dual AVCHD and TOD recording)
  • January 2009: GZ-HD320 (120 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-HD300 (60 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-HM200 (dual SDHC)

February 2009: GZ-X900 (SD/SDHC card)
Hitachi AVCHD Camcorders
  • 2008: DZ-BD10HA (Three-media recording: Blu-Ray Disc, AVCHD on HDD, AVCHD on SDHC)