How to convert MTS/M2TS videos to AVI?

HD video, such as MTS/M2TS, recorded by camcorder is usually uncompressed or lightly compressed to keep as much detail as possible. However, the size of the video is too large for keeping on hard disk or sharing on internet. Thus you can use Leawo Video Converter, the best MTS Converter to compress the MTS/M2TS video to make it more usable in various circumstances. The program supports a wide range of formats and devices plus simple edit features. For more information, please visit Leawo MTS Converter's page.

Before this MTS/M2TS to AVI tutorial, it is better to install the latest edition of Leawo MTS Converter.

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Input MTS/M2TS files

Open Leawo Video Converter, click "Add" to get MTS/M2TS video files imported from the containing folder. As the imported video files will be shown on the standby list, and you can rename the output files as you like. If you want to take a view at the videos, try double clicking on a selected file to preview it.

Choose output video format

Slide your mouse down to the Profile bar, click it to select output format. As you want to save the MTS/M2TS videos on your hard drive in AVI format, just move the cursor to "Common Video - AVI Video" and select the profile.

Edit video effect

Click on the "Edit" button and go to the video editing panel to add some features to the output.

  • Trim: Click "Trim" button. Now trim video duration by setting start time and end time to keep the segment you want.
  • Crop: Click "Crop" to crop the video file to extract the black sides or unnecessary segment from the original video file.
  • Effect: Click "Effect" button to set video brightness, contrast, and saturation for better output quality.
  • Watermark: Check "Enable Watermark", and click "Image Watermark" or "Text Watermark" to add watermark to the video, then adjust the Transparency, Margin, and Watermark Size.

Start MTS/M2TS to AVI conversion

Click "Apply to All" button to apply the AVI profile to all the MTS/M2TS videos on the list, then click Convert button on the lower right corner to start converting MTS/M2TS videos to AVI format. As the conversion begins, you can keep an eye on the progress of conversion or set auto shutdown after the conversion is done.

When the MTS/M2TS to AVI conversion is completed, you are free to enjoy the high definition videos in good quality with your friends.

Extended Knowledge

MTS is a high-definition MPEG Transport Stream video format, commonly called "AVCHD", used by Sony, Panasonic, and other HD camcorders. M2TS is a video file saved in the high-definition Blu-ray BDAV format, used for saving video data on Blu-ray discs. Both formats are based on the MPEG-2 transport stream and supports 720p and 1080i formats.
AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) file is a sound and motion picture file that conforms to the Microsoft Windows Resource Interchange File Format (RIFF) specification. AVI files (which end with an .avi extension) require a special player that may be included with your Web browser or may require downloading.

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