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My understanding on Conversion and Rewrapping HD videos to MKV

Do you feel puzzled when there are some sayings about AVCHD to MKV conversion with lossless quality? Actually, it may indicate two kinds of conditions. One is to convert the MTS/M2TS files to MKV with re-encoding, which may take a long time for transcoding. There is another method to get the format change in seconds, i.e. to remux AVCHD to MKV with rewrapping. While there are some friends asking me about the remuxing camcorder videos to MKV, here I would like to share with you my understandings on the video conversion and rewrapping.

With the video conversion, there are video conversion tools on Windows and Mac. Here I would like to talk about AVCHD to MKV lossless conversion with rewrapping.

Benefits of remuxing videos to MKV:
1. Super fast speed, and just a few seconds needed.
2. Retain raw quality without transcoding.
3. Keep file in small size.

Why rewrap camcorder videos to MKV?
Even though some players are supposed to play AVCHD camcorder files in .mts or .m2ts format, some may also face problem when playing the MTS/M2TS files. For example, the Western Digital Live Plus, Eminent HD media player cannot play some AVCHD files.

How does it work to rewrap/remux videos to MKV?
Aunsoft Final Mate can pick the video data and audio data of the source file, and use the MKV container to keep the video data and audio data. In this way, there is no compression of the video and audio data. Only the container is changed from .mts or .m2ts to .mkv.

If you are using Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard or 10.5 Leopard, the easy steps below will help you choose lossless MKV output with Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac. For Windows 7 users, Aunsoft Final Mate for Windows would work as lossless MKV converter with similar process.

First, connect your camcorder to Mac/PC via USB cable, follow the Final Mate camera wizard to import AVCHD footage to the program. Choose the clips from the camcorder tab, drag and drop to the timeline to create a lossless movie. Click the icon next to the movie name on the Movie tab, and then choose MKV format. The click the Export button below the volume option, and the HD video will be remixed to MKV file will be ready in a few seconds.

The image below shows that the 3-minute movie could be rewrapped from MTS to MKV within 3 seconds. Give it a try and hope it helps.

Tips:
For users with JVC camcorders with MOD or TOD as video files, Aunsoft Final Mate would also help you remux MOD/TOD videos to MKV for easier playback and sharing.

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