In this article, you will easily know how to make VirtualDub edit AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts) files from Sony/Canon/Panasonic/JVC cameras.
Some users mentioned that they could drag and drop the MTS videos into Virtualdub after deleting the DirectShow plugin and put the latest ffmpeg input driver in there instead. However, it is also useless to me. Instead, I found another simple way to open MTS in VirtualDub for editing. If you are in such trouble, follow this article to fix the issue.
The ultimate way I have ever found to make MTS files editable in VirtualDub is to convert MTS format to AVI for editing in Virtualdub directly with a professional third party program-Brorsoft MTS Converter.
With it, users can directly convert AVCHD.MTS/.M2TS (1080p60/50 included) to VirtualDub natively supported AVI format. In addition, this AVCHD converter also supports converting AVCHD MTS footage to FCP, iMovie, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Express and more to meet your needs. If you are a Mac user (macOS Sierra), pls turn to Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to Open AVCHD videos in Virtualdub
One: Set up Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter. Click the “Add” button to load your MTS, M2TS files.
Two: Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Here we choose “HD Video” -> “AVI HD Video (*.avi)” as output.
Three: Tap the “Convert” button to start video conversion. Now you can open the encoded AVCHD files in Virtualdub without any issue.