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best HD Video converter from AVCHD files

Nov 2, 2010 9:41PM PDT

I have bought a Panasonic HDC - TM70-K video camcorder. bOTH sONY & Panasonic have raw AVCHD Video files from camcorder..But sad to say that my Samsung LED HDTV Series 7 (B Series) does not support to play M2TS video files via USB / HDD plug and play. So I need to convert it into like MP4, AVI or WMW.

The problem is, I dont know what is the right HD Video Converter that I will gonna use so that I can still view it on my tv withouth loosing quality from the original raw AVCHD file (M2TS) converted to avi, mp4 or wmv HD video files.. can somebody help me with this? thank.

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Re: converter
Nov 2, 2010 9:46PM PDT

Why post in a Sony forum if you have a Panasonic camcorder. Does Sony use the same AVCHD format as Panasonic?


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Nov 3, 2010 11:46PM PDT

yes. sony & pansonic both have AVCHD formats on full HD camcorders...

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Handbrake - by far
Nov 5, 2010 2:35AM PDT

Handbrake is what you want. Free and awesome. You can get the significantly better daily builds at I'm pretty sure you can use the High Profile preset and that it will play on the newer Sonys. I would do some test encodings with just a few minutes of video. Handbrake can also handle the 1080/60p video the TM700k puts out at the highest setting.

If you are on a Mac, you can also try ClipWrap (free demo for 1min of material, $50 for full version) which will just rewrap the mts files into MPEG4 containers without any video transcoding. Would suggest a good 801.11n router for that option.

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good hd video converter
Mar 31, 2013 1:50PM PDT

I advise you try ddvideo hd video converter works great.I'm using it.

Good Luck!

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