“Can any MTS/M2TS Converter repack (remux) Canon 1080i 50 Hz h.264 M2TS-container file to h.264 MKV-container (or MP4-container) file with no recoding (no conversation) – saving the original video stream? The M2TS file format is a real pain. It is touted as HDTV Friendly, but in fact my HDTV will play just about any video file format (directly from an SDHC memory card) except M2TS!! I’ve tried a few MTS/M2TS Converter software, all of them take long time (some files even hours) to convert Canon M2TS, and export MKV video with image loss! I want fast packing and the original quality. Anyone know a best app to remux Canon M2TS to MKV? If possible, I’d like to join some M2TS clips as well….”
You surely want to convert camera video files with no image loss. Then, what you should do is “rewrap” files with Pavtube Media Magician. AVCHD MTS and M2TS files can simply be remixed using this app. I’ve remuxed tons of 1080i Canon MTS files just fine to MKV. And here’s a short guide of how I did.
Guide: Repack h.264 M2TS to MKV container without recoding
1. Import M2TS from Canon Camera or local archive.
Connect the Canon camera with your PC and run Pavtube Media Magician. This camcorder companion tool will detect your camera automatically and ask “Camcorder is connected. Are you ready to launch wizard now?” Click “Yes” to confirm. In the mean time, you are allowed to backup MTS footage directly from camera to local computer. Also, you can import Canon 1080i h.264 M2TS from local archive as well.
2. Drag and drop Canon M2TS video to timeline for organizing/merging/joining.
In timeline you can remove unwanted .M2TS clips, trim out unwanted frames from specific clip by frame-accurate, and put them into the right order for merging M2TS file while remuxing M2TS to MKV.
3. Set lossless remux mode for exporting M2TS video
Choose “Output” in the main interface.
Then switch to “Lossless” > “original” or “Lossless” > “MKV” so as to set Media Magician to remux M2TS to MKV without encoding.
4. Remux M2TS videos to MKV with no conversion Finally press the “+” sign to add the task and click the triangle sign to begin repacking MTS/M2TS/TOD/MOD to MKV with no recoding/recompression
If you’re working on Mac, download Media Magician for Mac instead. There’s another good feature for Mac users – when you have pain importing MTS/M2TS/TOD/MOD/MXF video to iMovie or Final Cut Pro, you can use the app to export Apple Intermediate Codec or Apple ProRes 422 video for natural editing.