This is an easy and fast instruction about how to convert AVCHD M2TS MTS to MP4 etc. iPad compatible formats so that you can play movie videos, HD camcorder recordings from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, etc on iPad. And a versatile third party AVCHD to iPad converter needs to get prepared, too.
AVCHD stands for Advanced Video Codec High Definition. AVCHD is high definition camcorder video format jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders. And by far some other HD camcorder manufacturers also provide AVCHD supported products, for instance, Canon HF S200, Hitachi DZ-BD10HA, JVC GZ-HM1.
Apple iPad is a tablet computer newly release this April. iPad is particularly marketed as a platform for audio and visual media such as AVCHD video playback. The iPad's Touch Screen display is a 25 cm (9.7 in) liquid crystal display (1024-by-768 pixels) with fingerprint-resistant and scratch-resistant glass. It makes iPad also a perfect AVCHD video playback solution. Such a high-resolution, 9.7-inch LED-backlit IPS display will make you play and watch AVCHD video on iPad with remarkably crisp and vivid. Through several years' improvemet, Apple now has 7 pads in total, the latest one of which is iPad Air launched in 2013. And after iPhone 6S has been unveiled in September, 2015, iPad Air 3 is coming soon...
However, no matter how much improvement are taken in iPad Air 2, you still can not Play AVCHD on iPad directly without AVCHD to iPad converter, because iPad does not support AVCHD video natively. And with all-in-one AVCHD video converter software - VideoProc, you can easily convert AVCHD to iPad for better enjoying your fantastic HD camcorder recordings.
Do not be surprised by this all-in-one AVCHD to iPad converter. Because 370+ video and audio codec built-in, VideoProc supports converting almost all popular SD/HD video formats. Whatever video format you want to playback on iPad, it will help you through. Free download to check.
Step 1 - Load your source AVCHD Video
you can import your AVCHD/MTS file by clicking "Video" and then "+ Video" button. And for bringing you more convenience, VideoProc also allows you drag the AVCHD file into the instruction panel directly.
Step 2 - Choose the AVCHD language track you preferred
Under "Apple Device" category, you can easily find "to iPad Video" option and in the right full list, you can find all iPad models like iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini with Restina Display, iPad 4 etc. Choose your iPad name here and click "Done" to confirm. It's not difficult to figure out that the format the converter will transfer AVCHD to iPad is MP4. So actually, here you can take it this way, video converter just convert AVCHD to MP4 format for a proper iPad size to be played back.
Step 3 - Do some parameters and destination settings before converting AVCHD to iPad
VideoProc enables you to do some advanced video and audio parameters setting as shown in the figure. Except destination folder selection, we suggest user not to do further parameters setting unless you are familiar with them.
What's more: This video converter supports converting Multi-track HD videos, like BDAV, M2TS, MKV, as well as AVCHD/MTS file. So you can enjoy AVCHD video on iPad with the language track you desired.The same case with DVD (somehow AVCHD video is similar to DVD movies, like vivid image and selectable language track), AVCHD video allows you to freely choose the audio/language tracks. If your native speaking is not English or you want to learn other language, it is definitely a useful feature far beyond your imagination.
Step 4 - Enhance the converted AVCHD video quality & conversion speed
As for your recorded HD AVCHD video from HD camcorders maybe not always as ideal as you thought, so before converting AVCHD to iPad, VideoProc can help you enhance the output video quality.
Method 1: All AVCHD camcorders except for AVCHD Lite models use recording 1080 Interlaced Video (1080i). When you watch interlaced video on some software video players (since they don't always have built-in De-interlacing engine like flat-panel televisions), the image you see from AVCHD video will not be true to the original.
With Advanced De-interlacing Engine built-in, VideoProc will convert AVCHD video from interlacing to progressive scanning. It will improve the image quality and below comparison indicated.
Method 2: High Quality Engine feature will ensure the output video maintain most favorable quality. This Advanced video decoding and encoding technology is suitable for better codec compression, like AVCHD/MTS file's MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVC) video compression codec.
Method 3: Resize function (Shrink the output image size). iPad's display is 1024-by-768, and if your play converted AVCHD video with original size, the image will be distorted. So you need VideoProc to shrink the output size to match up with your iPad 4 1024x768 Retina Display. After converting AVCHD to iPad with the resized image, you will get two copy of AVCHD videos, the original save as backup, and the converted (1024x768 instead of 1920x1080) used for playback on your iPad.
Method 5: CPU Core and Hardwar Acceleration Use. This feature makes the full use of your computer multi-CPU (up to 8) and graphics card to speed up AVCHD to iPad conversion.
Step 5 - Set the destination of converted AVCHD video and start conversion
After learning the instructions above and getting all presetting done, you can click "Browse" to set the destination of converted AVCHD video and click "RUN" to begin converting AVCHD to iPad compatible format.
How to transfer converted AVCHD video to iPad?
1. Run iTunes and add the output AVCHD video to iTunes library.
2. Connect iPad with your computer.
3. Click File > Sync iPad in iTunes
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Donna Peng has been working as a copywriter in Digiarty Software for many years. She has written loads of articles to help people handle their DVDs, videos and other stuff.