“I have a Panasonic HD video camcorder with HDC-TM15P as model number. My editing software Sony Vegas Pro 8 does not work properly with the Panasonic proprietary AVCHD files. I am suing the bundled free software HD Writer AE 1.5 to capture M2TS footage to my PC. However, when I tried to make an MPEG-2 file with HD Writer AE, there is no sound on the generated MPG files when playing in Windows Media Player. There is no audio track when editing in Sony Vegas Pro.”
The free HD Writer does not provide good quality videos, and Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter is a perfect Panasonic M2TS converter for Sony Vegas. The converter does not only convert Panasonic HDC-TM15P M2TS to MPG in high quality with the audio track, but also deinterlace the 1080i M2TS for playback on computer.
If you face the audio and video sync problem when using HD Writer AE, just follow the guide below about how to import Panasonic proprietary MTS/M2TS to Sony Vegas Pro for editing.
Step 1. Load Panasonic video to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
After the .m2ts files are transferred from Panasonic HDC-TM15P to PC, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter as the first-class Panasonic M2TS converter on Windows 7. Click the "Add" button to browse the .m2ts footage for conversion. The converter also supports the drag-and-drop method to load .mts and .m2ts files.
Step 2. Choose HD MPG format.
Click the "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format. With the default profile, you will keep the original video resolution like 1920x1080 and mp2 audio for editing in Sony Vegas Pro.
Step 3. Deinterlace Panasonic TM55 1080i M2TS.
Click the "Editor" button, and go to the Effect tab to tick the checkbox for deinterlacing videos. Then click the "Apply to all" button to deinterlace 1080i M2TS videos on the file list. The output .mpg files will play without lines on Windows Media Player and work perfectly in Sony Vegas Pro 8.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic TM55 MTS to MPG for Sony Vegas Pro.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Panasonic TM15P M2TS to MPG for Sony Vegas will starts right away. You will get the deinterlaced videos for perfect playback and editing on PC.
That's how I solve the audio problem for converting Panasonic M2TS to MPG without using HD Writer AE. It is easy to edit Panny HD video footage in Sony Vegas. If you have other Panasonic cameras like Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10, DMC-TS1/FT1, HDC-TM700/SD700/HS700, you may be interested in the Aunsoft Panasonic camcorder column.