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Split/Cut AVCHD MTS/M2TS Video Files without Re-Encoding/Recompression

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One of my friends contacted me saying that he had recorded a long video with Panasonic HDC-TM700, but there are some parts he would like to cut off. I once thought a video converter is a must for cutting videos. After I found Aunsoft Final Mate via google search for cutting/splitting AVCHD without conversion, it is no longer a big task. And it now supports frame by frame cutting and splitting.
Aunsoft Final Mate provides the timeline editing, which is easy for splitting video clip, cutting the unwanted parts. Since the AVCHD Cutter/Splitter provides lossless output on Windows for exporting .mts or .m2ts as the original files, the exporting speed and quality is excellent when playing on HDTV with Popcorn Hour.

Here I would like to demonstrate the simple steps to cut AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos files without re-encoding on Windows.

Step 1. Load AVCHD videos to Aunsoft Final Mate.

Free download Aunsoft Final Mate as the AVCHD splitter with no re-encoding on Windows, and you can load AVCHD videos from camcorder or computer as you like.

- To load AVCHD videos from camcorder

Connect camcorder to computer with USB cable, and run Aunsoft Final Mate, you will be asked to follow the wizard. Otherwise, click the Camcorder button to load camcorder videos.


You can choose to backup the videos to computer or just import videos. Here we just select Import to add videos from camcorder to the program.


import from camcorder


- To load AVCHD files from computer

Just choose Resource Tab > Select a path or click Add to browse the .mts and .m2ts files from computer.

Step 2. Drag and drop AVCHD files to Timeline:

After loaded the files to program, you can directly drag and drop one video file or multiple files using standard Shift-Click or Ctrl + A from Camcorder Tab or Resource Tab to Timeline, this way support creating a movie for lossless output, means no conversion.


drag drop avchd timeline


Step 3. Split/Cut AVCHD video.
From the timeline, you may notice the vernier, which is used as time pointer. Click on the Vernier, and move to the timeline you want to cut, and click the Split button to cut the video. You may also click the Split button when the video plays to the point you want to cut. 


split avchd without recoding


Then click on segment you want to cut off from the timeline, and then click the Delete button next to the Split button to remove the unwanted part.

Useful Tip: Final Mate v1.6 support Frame Accurate splitting and cutting

With Frame Accuracy, you can locate every frame of a scene, and split/cut the scene with exact the frame you choose, no matter is key frame or non-key frame. All you need to do is to focus on the time point you want to split or cut by moving the Vernier or setting time point with Goto function, then click Previous frame (Previous frame) to check previous frame of the movie or Next frame (Next frame) to check next frame of the movie for getting exact the desired frame. After the desired frame selected, please click “Split” button to split/cut/divide the video clip of the movie at a very precise point. Then click on segment you want to cut off from the timeline, and then click the Delete button next to the Split button to remove the unwanted part.


frame accurate cutting splitting


Step 3. Export videos without conversion.
Choose Export in the main interface, and click the OK button to get videos without recompression. You will get the cutted/splitted AVCHD without quality lost in a few minutes.

More details about using Aunsoft Final Mate, please visit: Final Mate Tutorial.

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