Transfer Sony Handycam MTS files to Windows Movie Maker

This article offers you a simple way to convert Sony Handycam AVCHD .mts to Windows Movie Maker supported WMV files so that you can open Sony Handycam videos in Windows Movie Maker for editing without any trouble.

As we all know, the videos captured by Sony Handycam are in MTS format. And MTS, which is a high-definition MPEG Transport Steam video format that commonly used by Sony, Panasonic, and other HD camcorders, is not on the supported video format list of Windows Movie Maker. That’s why users encountered issues while transferring Sony Handycam MTS files to Windows Movie Maker.

“I received a lot of MTS videos from Sony Handycam like HDR-CX160, HDR-CX210, HDR-CX190, HDR-CX200, HDR-CX580, HDR-PJ380, etc. via my clients. And I was asked to edit these MTS videos in Windows Movie Maker. However, the issue is that an error message “unsupported format” showed up when I drag videos into WMM timeline. I am in deadline, do you have a simple workflow for me to make Sony Handycam MTS files editable in WMM? Thanks a lot”

How to get Windows Movie Maker working perfectly with Sony Handycam AVCHD MTS footage? The easy workaround is to convert MTS files to WMV, the best format for Windows Movie Maker.

For conversion, here comes Brorsoft MTS Converter which supports creating high quality WMV video for Windows Movie Maker editing. Besides WMM, it also offers the optimized codecs for other NLEs like MPEG-2 for Premiere, DNxHD for Avid, ProRes for FCP and more. Download it now and follow the steps to convert your MTS videos from Sony Handycam to Windows Movie Maker for editing.

Convert Sony Handycam MTS to WMV for Windows Movie Maker

One: Click File button to import the MTS files from your Sony Handycam camcorder you want to edit in Windows Movie Maker. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly.

Two: Under Format-Common Video, “WMV3 (wmv9)(*.wmv)”, “MPEG-4 Movie(*.mp4)”, “ASF (VC-1)(*.asf)”, MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg), etc are both the compatible format for Windows Live Movie Maker. The most compatible is WMV format.

Three: Now, hit the Convert button to start the conversion; it will convert Sony Handycam AVCHD to Windows Movie Maker friendly format on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP.

After conversion, you can get the converted Sony Handycam MTS files from output folder for further editing with Windows Movie Maker without trouble.

Read More:

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