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# 37683 17-Jul-2009 11:07
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Hi all,

Well - we took the young ones to Rotorua with our new Sony XR-100E 80gig HD Video Camera; took some great footage.

Now we are back home, we are thrilled to be able to plug the camera straight into the HD Panasonic TV and enjoy the finer details of HD Footage. However; in order to share the memories with loved ones we are trying to import and edit our footage on our PC.

We can copy the *.mts files easily enough onto our PC's harddrive however playing them is strain enough on the puter without thinking about editing them. I am looking for help or advice as to how to convert mts files taken from my sony hd cam into avi files of smaller size; does anyone know of a program (pref a free program) that will do this for me?

Thanks in advance!

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  # 236409 17-Jul-2009 11:24
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What software did the Sony ship with, I have heard that at least some came with software that would allow you to downconvert the native HD to a MPEG2 file that can be sliced/diced/editied for burning to DVD.

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  # 236418 17-Jul-2009 11:51
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Ok ok, wellygary - thanks mate. Sorry to all folks, it turns out all that was missing in this instance was some common sense. In reading further into your advice, there is an option in the program to right click and convert to MPEG & WMV. The program it was shipped with is PMB.

Thanks again.


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  # 236432 17-Jul-2009 12:46
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thanks for posting, I would have never known this, I also have a Sony that has PMB

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  # 236561 17-Jul-2009 21:32
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there are a bunch of other options out there for doing this too. "super", "badabing", "tmpgenc" are three that i have successfully used. badabing and tmpgenc both have options to use GPU acceleration with nvidia cards - but it doesnt really help with transcoding

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