Free & Professional Ways to Convert AVCHD to MP4

Lisa Ou

Dec 24, 2019 17:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

I have captured some videos with my new Panasonic camcorder and it outputted the videos in AVCHD (*MTS) format. Actually I know nothing about this format and these captured AVCHD files can’t be played with media player (Windows Media Player) on my Windows 10 Dell laptop. What exactly is the AVCHD format? Is there any simple way to quickly convert AVCHD to MP4?

What is AVCHD? For many people, AVCHD is not a familiar or popular video format. So after getting a captured AVCHD video, many users are looking for a way to convert AVCHD to MP4 for better playback on media players or portable iOS/Android devices. Are you one of them?

Free & Professional Ways to Convert AVCHD to MP4

Nowadays, many digital cameras like Sony and Panasonic save the recorded videos in AVCHD format. AVCHD format is commonly used to store HD videos. It can offer a high video quality with a relatively smaller file size. However, AVCHD can’t be supported by many players and devices. So it’s quite necessary to convert AVCHD to MP4.

1. What Is AVCHD Video Format

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is an HD video format developed by Sony and Panasonic in 2006. It is mainly designed for high-definition digital video recording and playback. So you can see many Sony and Panasonic cameras are recording videos in AVCHD file format.

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AVCHD is created to capture high definition videos in 720p, 1080i and 1080p. An AVCHD video can be recorded up to 1080p at 60 frames per second. Comparing with other formats, AVCHD can offer a high video quality. At the same time, it can easily lead to an over-large file size. AVCHD files can be created to DVD discs with ease. But AVCHD video format is not compatible with many media players, editors and iOS/Android/Windows devices.

2. AVCHD VS MP4 - Which One Is Better

AVCHD applies the using of AVC video compression format, AC3 audio codec and MTS/M2TS file extension. The big advantage of this format is that it can offer the high compression efficiency and high image quality. In that case, it usually carries a large file size.

MP4 (MPEG-4) is the most popular video format. It is one digital multimedia container format for storing video, audio, subtitles and images. It can be supported by almost all media players and devices.

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3. How to Convert AVCHD to MP4

When you Google how to convert AVCHD to MP4 on the internet, you can see many free online video converters claiming that they can help you make the conversion. While considering the large file size of AVCHD video, you should not use an online converting tool to convert AVCHD to MP4 for you. The uploading, converting and downloading time will kill you.

Here we strongly recommend the professional AVCHD to MP4 converting software, Video Converter Ultimate for you. It is specially designed to convert large files. What’s more, it has the capability to convert AVCHD to MP4 with exactly the original image and sound quality. Now you can free download it and take the following guide to convert your AVCHD videos.

After downloading this AVCHD to MP4 converter, install and run it on your computer.

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When you enter the main interface, click Add File to load the AVCHD video(s) you want to convert. You are allowed to convert one or more AVCHD files at a time.

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Click Profile and then choose MP4 as the output format from the drop-down list. Before the AVCHD video converting, you can edit video, adjust effects and enhance quality according to your needs.

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Click Convert button to begin the video converting from AVCHD to MP4. Within just a few clicks, you can handily convert AVCHD to MP4 with high quality and fast speed.

After reading this post, you can get a basic understanding of what AVCHD video format is and an effective way to convert AVCHD to MP4. Leave us a message if you still have any questions.

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