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AVCHD Converter - Convert AVCHD to Any Popular Video Format

Now HDV grows more popular, Sony, as the leader of the field of Digital image and video, launched 1080i High Definition HDD & DVD camcorders based the new AVCHD format, which is used for recording and playback of high definition video, captures video onto 8cm DVDs, the video is using MPEG4 AVC/H.264 compression system, and audio is recorded in Dolby Digital.


AVCHD files are a type of high-definition video created with certain types of digital camcorders. Although they are more widely known as AVCHD videos, these files are actually stored with the "M2TS(MTS)" file extension. Many video editing program and portable players are not able to recognize M2TS files, so if you want to edit an AVCHD file in Windows movie maker or play AVCHD files on iPod, PSP, iPhone, Zune, Blackberry, Creative Zen, etc, you may need to convert the AVCHD file type first by using a video conversion software.

What we need is Video Converter Ultimate, it's an excellent video converter that can easily convert AVCHD M2TS MTS to AVI WMV MPEG MP4 MKV MOV, etc standard video audio files with high quality.

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1 Load the AVCHD (.M2TS) video files

First copy the AVCHD (.M2TS) file from your video camera to your hard drive. Install and run Video Converter, Click the "Add Files" button to browse your computer hard disc and load the AVCHD video files you want to convert to the software.

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2 Output Settings

After you import AVCHD video files, you are allowed to select an output format for each video file and specify a directory on your computer to save the output files, If you want to convert avchd video for portable device and don't know which formats your device supports, you can just select the format according to the device name.

In the output settings area you can click "Advanced" button to customize the output parameters like video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, encoder, etc, if you want to make things simple, the default setting also works well.

3 Start to convert

Click "Convert" button on right bottom of the main interface, you are allowed to start conversion.

Advanced Function: How to crop/ trim/ effect AVCHD video files to improve the output Video quality(Optional)

After importing AVCHD video files, please click "Edit" button to access to the Video Edit panel.

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Crop - adjust video size, Cut off the black edge of your AVCHD video to let you enjoy your movie in full screen by click the 'Crop' button.

You are allowed to finish cropping by the following three ways:

Dragging cropping frame - Move your mouse cursor onto one of the eight small adjustment boxes on the cropping frame (the dashed line) and drag the crop frame to crop the AVCHD Video file such as cutting off top and bottom black bar. The cropped result will be shown on the output Preview at the same time.

Selecting aspect ratio - You are allowed to select an output aspect ratio from the Zoom drop-down list. There are six choices available: Keep original, Full screen, 16:9, 4:3, Letter box and Pan & Scan.

Setting the values - Type the value directly or set the value in "Left", "Right" and "Cropped area size" area to set the position of the cropping frame.

Trim - Clip video segment, trim any segment of your AVCHD Video clips to convert.
Similarly, it also offer 3 ways to realize trim function
Dragging the slider

Controlling "Mark in" and "Mark out" button

Setting start and end time

Video Effect - Switch to "Effect" tab and set the video effects as you want: brightness, contrast, saturation and Deinterlacing,etc.You can also choose the effect such as Emboss, Gray,negative,old film,or just no effect, which depending on your choice. All the progress you can preview clearly.

Design watermark - If you want to add some personal information either in text or image form as watermark to decorate your AVCHD video, you can realize it by click "Watermark"

Tips: What's AVCHD
AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) is a high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format recording 1080i and 720p signals onto MiniDVD discs, MiniDV tape, Hard Drive, and digital camera Memory Cards, by using highly efficient compression format known as MPEG4 (H264). AVCHD was developed jointly by Matsushita (Panasonic), and Sony Corporation for use in their consumer camcorders. AVCHD recordings made on MiniDVD discs can be played back on some Blu-ray disc players, however, they cannot be played back on standard DVD players. Also, standard DVD recorders are not currently equipped to record DVDs in the AVCHD(with a .M2TS MTS file extension)format.

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