How to Convert AVCHD on Mac using AVCHD Converter for Mac
After a good visit to a place of interest or an exciting party with friends, you may have some amazing AVCHD videos in your camcorder. However, the video files usually can’t be viewed on Mac, or you just want to enjoy AVCHD videos on portable devices and video players. That’s why it’s very important for us to convert the AVCHD files to popular formats like MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc.
AVCHD Converter for Mac can help users who want to convert AVCHD video files to many format like AVI(.avi), FLV(.flv, .mp4), MP4MPEG-4H.264(.mp4), WMV(.wmv), ASF(.asf), MKV(.mkv), VOB(.vob), 3GP(.3gp), 3GP2(.3gpp), QuickTime (.mov), iMovie(.mp4), MPG(.mpg), etc. After the conversion, you can easily play the video files on many portable players like iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, Zune and so on. And you can upload the converted HD MP4 Video or flv video to YouTube, Google video etc.
Free download Mac AVCHD converter trial version:
- Supported Apple OS:
- • Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
- • Unibody Macbook, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and PC with Mac OS X.
Convert AVCHD on Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included) is as easy as 1-2-3
Extract audio from AVCHD on Mac (Mountain Lion included)
Provided that you want to extract the background music or audio track of your AVCHD files, the AVCHD converter Mac can export audio directly from videos to MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, AAC, MKA, OGG, and more.
Trim, crop, add effect to AVCHD video on Mac
As the best Mac AVCHD converter, it not only provides seamless AVCHD conversion on Mac, but also functions as a impressive video editor. You can crop, trim, rotate, split, adding watermarks, subtitles, special effect, etc to make better image and performance on both computer and devices.
Additionally, this smart program also convert TOD, MOD, MPEG-4, TS videos from camcorder such as Canon, Sony, JVC, Panasonic etc and HD video to MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV etc.
Knowledge sharing: about AVCHD format
AVCHD stands for Advanced Video Codec High Definition, the format was jointly established by both Panasonic and Sony in 2006. The AVCHD is a brand new high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format recording 1080i*1 and 720p*2 signals onto certain media by using highly efficient codec technologies. The AVCHD is jointly established by Panasonic, the brand name for which Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. is known and Sony Corporation. AVCHD video is recorded using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression codec. In AVCHD compression, audio is stored in a compressed form (Dolby AC-3). What makes AVCHD a unique and advanced compression is that it includes features to improve media presentation such as: menu navigation, slide shows and subtitles.
To play AVCHD video on Mac, you can make your camcorder connected via USB as an external storage device or playing directly from recorded media using a DVD drive or a memory card reader. VLC media player is the most popular way to play AVCHD files. You just need to drag the AVCHD Video to the play list, and then double click it. Sometimes, you may need to have iLife'08 installed in order to play AVCHD Lite files using VLC. If you can open AVCHD Lite files smoothly with VLC, you can give MPlayer a try.