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How to use M2TS converter to convert M2TS files to AVI, MP4, MPEG, etc?

What is M2TS?

A .M2TS file is a Sony high definition video file type. M2TS files are raw AVCHD videos recorded using Sony's camcorders, such as the HDR-SR1 and HDR-SR5 models. Panasonic, Canon and other brands of AVCHD camcorders also record in M2TS format.

Currently, M2TS files can be played using the Picture Motion Browser, which is an application video player provided with Sony AVCHD camcorders. M2TS files can also be played with Mplayer, Windows Media Player and other media players if there is a codec for DVD playing installed. But the file type .M2TS is not always automatically associated with the player, so it may be necessary to open it from the player. That's to say, it's not convenient to play and enjoy your M2TS video.


How to get AVC HD M2TS files off HD Video camera/camcorder?

With AVC HD camcorders, you typically need to connect the HD video camera to your PC using a USB cable. Once connected and powered on, the camcorder should appear on the desktop as a new disk. The location of the films on the camcorders disk will vary depending on manufacturer. It is desirable that you copy the movies to your PC's hard-drive before converting or editing it.


How to Play AVCHD M2TS Files?

Each of the AVCHD camcorders ships with software designed to playback the files on your computer. Sony's HDR-SR1 and the newer HDR-SR5 both record video in the AVCHD format and ship with the Picture Motion Browser, which plays back AVCHD files on most computers. If you purchased one of the Panasonic AVCHD camcorders, the included HD Writer should allow you to playback video recorded with your camcorder.


How to use M2TS converter to convert M2TS to AVI, MPEG, etc on Mac OS X and windows?

How can you convert M2TS files to popular video formats such as AVI, MPEG, MP4, etc.? You need a M2TS video converter(Windows Version / Mac Version) to convert M2TS to AVI, convert AVI to WMV, convert M2TS to MPEG, convert M2TS to MP4 so that you can put them on your Windows Movie Maker, iMove, iPod, iPhone, and other potable players.


Tips: Which AVC HD video camera/camcorders are supported now by Video Converter?

HD Video Cameras AVCHD Format HD Videos on
Canon HR10 1440x1080i Mini-DVD, CMOS
Canon HG10 1440x1080i Hard drive, CMOS
Canon HF10 1920x1080i/p Memory card, CMOS
Panasonic AG-HSC1U 1440x1080i SD memory card, 40Gb hard drive, 3CCD, Professional features
Panasonic HDC-DX1 1440x1080i Mini-DVD, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-DX3 1920x1080i Mini-DVD, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-SD1 1440x1080i SD memory card, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-SD3 1920x1080i SD memory card, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-SD5 1920x1080i SD memory card, 3CCD
Panasonic HDC-SD9 1920x1080i SD memory card, 3CCD
Sony HDR-CX6, CX7 1440x1080i MemoryStick, CMOS
Sony HDR-SR1, SR5, SR7, SR8 1440x1080i Hard drive, CMOS
Sony HDR-SR11, SR12 1920x1080i Hard drive, CMOS
Sony HDR-UX5, UX7 1440x1080i Mini-DVD, CMOS

Please follow this step-by-step guide:


Step 1: Download M2TS Video Converter:

We recommend you Video Converter (Windows Version / Mac Version) which can convert all video formats (including .M2TS format) from one to another perfectly. Compared with other video converters, this M2TS converter provides you with better output quality, more advanced functions and higher conversion speed.
You can download free trial Version here: for Windows users, for Mac intel users, for Mac PowerPC users.

(Windows Vision)

(Intel Vision)

(PowerPC Vision)


Then install and run this program. (Note: Video converter has Mac version and windows version, they have the same functions and settings, just only designed for different OS, We'll take Video Converter for Mac as an example in this guide, the steps are the same as Video Converter for Windows).


Step 2: Load the M2TS files you want to convert

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Click the "Add Files" button to browse your computer hard disc and add the .M2TS files you want to convert to the program. Batch conversion is supported by this M2TS video converter, so you can load several M2TS files at one time.


Step 3: Output Settings

After you added M2TS files, you can select an output format for each video file and specify a directory on your computer to save the output files.
iSkysoft Video Converter supports comprehensive video formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, MOV, XviD, 3GP, FLV, etc.
If you don't know what formats your device supports, you can just select the format according to the device name. for exapmle, you can select 'MOV-QuickTime(*.mov)' when you want to rip DVD to QuickTime on Mac. The default setting works well. Of course, if you don't want to use the default video and audio encoding settings, just click the "Settings" button to customize these settings.

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Step 4: Edit your M2TS files

iSkysoft Video Converter can help you set video brightness, contrast, saturation, crop video, trim video and even merge multiple files into one single file before the conversion.

1. Capture a clip from your video file

Click the Trim button to open the Trim window and trim the current video file by dragging the Start Time slider to set the start time and dragging the End Time slider to set the finish time.

2. Crop Movie Video

If you want to remove the black edges or just convert part of the video area from your video file, you can click the Crop button to crop the video of the current video file by dragging the frame around the video.

3. Video Effect

Click the Effect button and drag each effect adjustment slider to set the video brightness, contrast, saturation and audio volume. You can also choose to flip the video and apply a special video effect to your video file by selecting a special effect from: Gray, Emboss, Old Film and Negative.

Edit M2TS files


Step 5: Start the conversion

Click the Convert button to start conversion and then you can just go out for a walk or take a nap, and the conversion may have been finished when you come back: )


Note: If you want to convert M2TS files to DVD on Mac, Please follow this guide: How to convert all sorts of movies(AVI, MOV, TS, M2TS, etc.) to DVD on Mac OS X?

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