Direct TS Editor is a small software application designed specifically for helping you split and join transport stream video files without applying encoding. The tool works as a video cutter for H.264 AVCHD and MPEG2 in transport stream captured from HD PVR and DVCAM.

You can take advantage of the fact that the utility is portable and run it directly on your system without having to go through installation steps. It doesn’t leave any entries in your Windows registry and leftover files. Additionally, you may store it on any USB flash drive or other devices and carry it with you.

The tool offers support for previewing options, and you can also import various video file formats (e.g. M2TS, MTS, TS, TRP, TP, H.264/AVC, AVCHD, MPEG2) using the built-in browse button.

On the downside, there’s no support for a help manual that could give you more details about the program’s features, so experimenting with the dedicated parameters may be the only solution to get you out of trouble. You can also rely on tooltips for viewing short descriptions about the utility’s features.

Direct TS Editor gives you the possibility to use different types of sliders in order to seek for video frames, namely the long slider to seek for video scenes or the short one to locate the frames accurately, as well as jump to a single step forward or backward, or go fast forward or backward.

What’s more, you can create a new start and end point, start the transcoding process, add segments into the batch list so the app merges all batch items into a single output file, mute the volume, and save cut points to a file so you can easily import them in your future projects.

The application lets you reset the configuration settings, remove the current segment, go to the previous or next file, rename, replace or skip duplicate files, use the source folder as the destination directory, as well as enable automatic de-interlacing, full screen mode and audio VU meter.

Additionally, you can capture frames and preview them in a dedicated panel where you can also export the image to BMP, JPG, PNG or RGB file format, add the current image file to media bin, start a slideshow, go to the previous or next image file, toggle the full screen mode, zoom in or out of the picture, flip or rotate it to different degrees, check out image properties, set the current photo as your wallpaper, as well as crop and resize pictures.

All in all, Direct TS Editor comes with a handy suite of parameters for helping you split and join transport stream video files without encoding. However, not of all the application’s features are highly intuitive, so rookies may spend some time configuring them.