I bought the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 this year, and like traveling and shooting videos with my black camcorder. Lumix DMC-ZS7 delivers AVCHD Lite HD movies while recording and I want to mix the HD videos together with my slides and even external sound for editing in Windows Movie Maker. I need to convert Lumix AVCHD movie to other formats that Windows Movie Maker (WMM) supports.
From the Microsoft site, I find the following information. Actually it is the same as what I can import from my WMM.
Video files: .asf, .avi, dvr-ms, .m1v, .mp2, .mp2v, .mpe, .mpeg, .mpg, .mpv2, .wm, and .wmv
Audio files: .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .asf, .au, .mp2, .mp3, .mpa, .snd, .wav, and .wma
Picture files: .bmp, .dib, .emf, .gif, .jfif, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .tif, .tiff, and .wmf
I find Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter the best Panasonic MTS converter for converting MTS to WMV for Windows Movie Maker. Just follow the steps below and it is easy to edit and mix MTS videos in Windows Movie Maker (WMM).
Step 1. Load Panasonic MTS videos to Aunsoft Video Converter.
Connect Panasonic DMC-ZS7 camcorder to computer via USB cable and transfer video to computer hard drive. Run Aunsoft Video Converter as the Panasonic MTS to WMV converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose WMV output format.
Click the "Format" option, and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > WMV (VC-1)(*.wmv) for converting Lumix DMC-ZS7 MTS files to WMV3 for Windows Movie Maker.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic MTS to WMV for WMM.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the MTS to WMV converter starts transcoding Panasonic MTS to WMV for editing in Windows Movie Maker.
After the conversion, it is easy to create home movie by mixing slides, video and sound, and enjoy through media center.