“I can not get a AVCHD .MTS video to work properly in Windows Live Movie Maker. The AVCHD MTS video is from a Sony camera using an AVCHD Movie format. The video does not fill the full frame (just the top) and is extremely choppy and poor quality.”
Windows Live Movie Maker runs on windows 7 and vista, a great movie editor, can handle a much broader variety of source files, has a minimal number of editing features, and more hooks into online host services such as YouTube. Windows Live Movie Maker always works with dv-avi, wmv, mov, sometimes can accept mp4 files. And on Windows 7, WL Movie Maker supports AVCHD, MPEG-4 format. But it always does a bad job.
Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter is the superior Sony AVCHD MTS to WL Movie Maker Converter for Windows 7. It does not only convert Sony Camcorder AVCHD MTS to WMV on Windows 7, deinterlace/merges/deinterlaces MTS files for import into Windows Live Movie Maker, but also supports Panasonic, Canon, JVC, etc AVCHD Camcorder videos.
If you have AVCHD camcorders like Panasonic HDC-TM700, HS700, HDC-SD700, HDC-SD60, DMC-ZS7/TZ10, Sony HDR-CX150, XR520V, CX110, NEX-5, Canon HF S100, HF200, HG10, JVC GZ-HM1, HD10, etc and face problems editing the AVCHD videos in Windows Live Movie Maker, just follow the steps below.
Step 1. Load Sony AVCHD MTS videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
After transferring .mts files from Sony camcorder to computer hard drive via USB cable, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as the Sony AVCHD MTS to WLMM converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose WMV format.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv) as output format. The Sony MTS converter will transcode 1080p/1080i AVCHD MTS to 1080/20p WMV with original Hi-def 1920x1080 for Windows Live Movie Maker.
The default video codec is WMV3, and you can change the frame rate from 20 to 24 or other value if you click the "Settings" button. And if you want to merge lots of AVCHD clips into only one for WLMM (Windows Live Movie Maker) by check “Merge into one file”.
Step 3. Convert Sony AVCHD MTS to WMV for WL Movie Maker.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Sony AVCHD converter will start the conversion from Sony AVCHD MTS to WMV for Windows Live Movie Maker.
You can also choose MPEG-2 (*.mpg) in Step 2. The output videos also play smoothly in Window Media Player without jumpy or choppy issue. After editing the videos, you would also bring the edited videos to Windows DVD Maker for burning to DVD.
You are allowed to deinterlace Sony AVCHD MTS files before the Sony AVCHD to WL Movie Maker (WMV) conversion.