Convert files from AVCHD (.MTS) to MP4, AVI, WMV, or MOV

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This conversation has been merged. Please reference the main conversation: I would like Camtasia Studio to be able to import MTS Files (AVCHD)

Hi guys, my web developer wants me to use Camtasia, but my Sony Handycam creates AVCHD (,MTS) files. From reading posts here I know Camtasia does not accept those files. Do you know if "the WonderShare" " "Video Converter Ultimate" will produce files that Camtasia will accept? The progrom comes Highly recommended by CNET =

I am on the Camtasia trial and really like it, but wondered if the files converted by Wonder Share are known to work for you?
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Hello. I have no experience with the "WonderShare", so I can't say whether that would produce compatible videos or not.

I do know that we get this question often, and our support site has an article with some recommended conversion utilities. Here's the link:

Hope this helps.
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I want to share a solution to convert AVCHD to Camtasia supported formats at:

This way supports converting AVCHD files recorded by Panasonic, Sony, Cannon or other camcorders to MP4 format without quality loss. And it also supports to convert AVCHD to to AVI, AVCHD to MOV, AVCHD to WMV, AVCHD to ASF, AVCHD to FLV, AVCHD to WebM, AVCHD to OGV, etc.

So you can play AVCHD anywhere like iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod, QuickTime, iMovie, Android, PS3, etc.

Just give it a try.
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iDealshareVideoGo is right here to help you to convert MTS files MTS to Apple ProRes, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, MKV, DV, TS, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, HEVC, H.265, H.264, ASF, SWF, FLV, WebM and etc.

Step by step guide at

The guide will help to convert MTS to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro; convert MTS to MOV, MP4 for iMovie, iTunes, iPad, iPhone; convert MTS to AVI, WMV for Windows Movie Maker, WMP, PowerPoint etc; convert MTS to MKV, MPG, FLV, WebM, VOB, RMVB, WTV, 3GP and etc.
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Another Way is WALTR, but this app is specifically for transfering videos to iOS devices
Look it up
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The converter you recommend is a shareware, you have to pay for it to get the full version, or else there will be a big watermark in the converted video. Actually, there are many online apps can do the video conversion for your, such as zamzar, Acethinker Video Converter, mediaconverter, etc. They are totally free, and you don't have to download or install anything.
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Avdshare Video Converter also works great to convert mts to mp4, avi, mov, mpg, mkv, flv, webm, wmv etc on Mac and Windows computer
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Has there been an update to this? I haven't been happy with the workaround of recording the playback.


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Hi Jackie, there's a more thorough thread on this over here and I know it's something we're looking at supporting better in a future version:

I'll merge this thread into that one.
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I was recording the video it's like i have to wait more than 2hours to convert it *rage*
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To convert MTS/M2TS AVCHD Video to AVI, WMV, MOV,etc, with Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac, the advanced technology and the clear interface it use make the timesaving conversion process effective and efficient with only 3 or 4 steps.
download from softpedia
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I highly recommend iDealshare VideoGo which is the professional AVCHD Video Converter and convert all variety of AVCHD files whatever it is in .mts or .m2ts to almost all the popular video format. It also can convert AVCHD video to audio format.

More exciting, it has both Mac and Windows version.

Step by step guide at

This guide applies to:

  • Convert AVCHD to MP4 to play AVCHD in iTunes, Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, iPod and etc or to burn AVCHD with iDVD.
  • Convert AVCHD to MOV to play AVCHD in QuickTime or edit AVCHD in iMovie, Final Cut Express;
  • Convert AVCHD to ProRes 422 or 4444 to import and edit AVCHD in Final Cut Pro (7/X included);
  • Convert AVCHD to AVI/WMV/MPG to play AVCHD in Windows Media Player or edit in Windows Movie Maker;
  • Convert AVCHD to DV to edit AVCHD in Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Avid and more;
  • Convert AVCHD to MKV, VOB, ASF, RMVB, FLV, WebM, OGV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, WTV, 3GP, SWF, DivX, Xvid and etc;
  • Convert AVCHD to MP3, WAV, WMA, AIFF, Apple Lossless, M4A, AU, OGG, AAC, AC3 etc;

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Here suggest you a free mts converter I found in apple store . No need to spend those mony . Hope this can help!
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Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter(3D MTS Converter) is specially designed for Sony, Canon, JVC and Panasonic AVCHD Camcorder/camera owners to transcode (3D) MTS to AVI, convert M2TS to WMV, convert MTS to MP4, etc. various video formats with excellent audio and image quality for using in video editing software like Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, etc. or playback with multimedia devices like iPhone (iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5), iPad (iPad 4, iPad mini), iPod (iPod touch 5), Android, Microsoft Surface RT/Pro and more.
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Thank you for sharing. Your information is much important to me.
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I'm using iCoolsoft MTS Converter to convert MTS to various popular video formats like MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, MKV, MPEG and so on for playback on my iPhone.
Plus, it enables to to default the output profiles for ipad, ipad, samsung galaxy note/s series, htc, sony, etc. as well as editing software Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas and more.
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I highly recommend Avdshare Video Converter to convert MOV to MP4 without output quality loss, and also convert MOV to more video formats, like converting MOV to AVI, to FLV, to MOV, to WMV, to MKV, to ASF, to 3GP, etc
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You can use Avdshare Video Converter to convert  MOV to AVI, MP4, WMV, Apple ProRes, AVCHD, DV, MKV, VOB, RMVB, FLV, WebM, etc.

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I just tried your mentioned Avdshare Video Converter, and find it does work great in batch converting AVCHD .mts, .m2ts to MP4, AVI, Apple ProRes, MPG, DV etc.
I also find the easy guide from
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AVCHD camcorders use the MPEG-4, AVC/H.264 standard. Hence, many video converters can do the avchd to mp4 conversion. I am using HD video converter factory pro, only 3 steps can finish the conversion. Did anyone try this tool?