Your iPhone iPad and computer with Mac OS X Lion or lower absolutely cannot play AVCHD video files by themselves unless you install some AVCHD player, for instance VLC or 5KPlayer. And the video editing software for Mac like iMovie and Final Cut Pro is unable to read AVCHD video files, too. Thus, this article here will share you the fastest AVCHD converter for Mac to help you convert AVCHD to MP4, MOV or other formats supported by Mac.
VideoProc is a professional (AVCHD) video converter for Mac, which enables you to convert any SD/HD and even 4K/8K UHD videos to video or audio at blisteringly speed. The conversion speed is accelerated up to 16 times by leveraging the Intel Quick Sync video technologies and is faster than any other Mac video converter tools in the market. It has Windows version for any Windows 7, 8(.1) and 10 users to fast convert (HD) videos with the assistance of both Intel and Nvidia hardware acceleration techs. You can use VideoProc to handle AVCHD movie clips as follows:
• Convert AVCHD to MP4, MOV, AVI with high quality for playing AVCHD on Mac/PC.
• Convert AVCHD to iPhone, iPad, Apple devices, PSP, Android, Windows Phones/Pads.
• Convert AVCHD to (YouTube) FLV, WebM web video formats, to DVD NTSC/PAL video.
• Edit AVCHD by resetting parameters, cropping, trimming, adding external .srt subtitles.
• Also packed with those features: YouTube downloader, DVD ripper, video recorder
• Available on: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - 10.14 macOS Mojave [100% Clean Secure]
Download VideoProc for Mac on your Mac, install and launch it. If your source AVCHD video still lies in the memory card of HD camcorder, connect it to the Mac via a proper Fire Wire cable in advance.
Step 1. Input AVCHD Video to Software
Get into VideoProc - Video center and click "+ video" icon on the left top to import source AVCHD video to the program. Alternatively, you can directly drag the video file there.
Step 2. Choose Output Format/Device
It often takes seconds to load AVCHD video. After that, move to the "Target Format", switch to "Video" option and select your desired output format. Or click "Target Format" to the output profile center。 410 profiles are provided for you to choose, be it MP4, AVI, MOV, WMV, FLV, iPhone, iPad, Android, DVD, HD video etc. Once you select it, just click Done button.
Step 3. Edit AVCHD Video | Set Output Folder (Optional)
The output folder can be set by clicking "Browse" button at the bottom . For advanced users, the detailed parameters of output media file like video bit rate, frame rate, resolution, audio sample rate, video channel and more are all adjustable after clicking setting icon to open up the corresponding box.
Step 4. Make AVCHD Converter for Mac Work
All preparation work done, it's time to start AVCHD video conversion/compressing by pressing big blue RUN button.
AVCHD, as one of the common HD camcorder video formats, is originally developed by Sony and Panasonic, then taken into HD digital recording use in 2016. Finally the AVCHD camcorders from Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Canon and Hitachi are out like mushrooms after rain. AVCHD (.mts) utilizes MPEG-4 AVC or H.264 video compression standard in video and Dolby AC-3 or linear PCM in audio, being compatible with SD, HD and even 3D video resolutions. Blu-ray/DVD disc, hard disk, memory cards, solid-state memory can store and transmit the AVCHD files.
If you're seeking for a free AVCHD player to play any AVCHD movies or videos on Mac or Windows, 5KPlayer is the best way out. Besides, you can also use it to play other HD videos like MKV, MOD, TOD, etc, SD videos like MP4, AVI, MOV, M4V, WMV, as well as audio files in MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc.
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