|I need a program that can convert and burn MTS (HD video/audio) files onto a DVD-R, ideally to MPEG2. I don't mind paying as long as it isn't ridiculously expensive. I've looked at Pinnacle, Sony Vegas, Roxio etc but hopefully some EGers can recommend from previous experience.|
Best MTS to DVD burning software?
DFawkes 25,025 posts
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This feels like it should be followed by spam, but not by an upstanding forumite like you, Eskimo. They've got you, haven't they? They've got you.
For what it's worth I liked Roxio when I used it. Seemed easy enough to use, but that was just for file back-up so I've no idea about any advanced functionality.
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Yeah I'm not sure about Roxio on this kinda stuff, the reviews I've read have been a bit mixed. Apparently it and Nero aren't as good as they used to be.
Bump for the evening crowd...
superdelphinus 8,167 posts
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crispyduckman 1,888 posts
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I used Adobe Premiere in the past and it was decent enough. It was expensive but it's now available subscription based with or without the rest of CS6, which may or may not appeal to you.
There's also a cheap Elements version and a bundle with Photoshop elements.
Personally, I'd stick with Premiere or Vegas whether you use the full fat or low fat versions. However, if it's literally just a conversion you're doing, there might even be some free tools you can use.
I downloaded something called Cuda file converter from CNET as it had very good reviews but it was very very slow converting MTS to AVI (took 10+ mins to convert 5% of a 1GB MTS video file). How fast are the ones you guys have mentioned? The better known names convert while burning the DVD don't they?