1. Whats an AVCHD file?
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?
AVCHD Lite is a subset of AVCHD format, which identifies devices that are capable of 720p recording only. The name was used first in marketing literature for the Panasonic DMC-ZS3/DMC-FT1/DMC-TZ7 digital cameras, announced in January 2009.
AVCCAM is the name of Panasonic Broadcasts professional video lineup employing the AVCHD codec. Before Panasonic adopted this name, it used to describe its professional AVCHD-based models as "AVCHD with professional features".
2. AVCHD Mac: How to play AVCHD files on Mac
Recorded AVCHD video can be played back in variety of ways: on a computer, playing from the camcorder connected via USB as an external storage device or playing directly from recorded media using a DVD drive or a memory card reader, also the file can be transferred to a computer via USB from the camcorder and played directly from the computer's internal hard drive, or an attached external hard drive on the computer's monitor or an attached HDTV. For Mac users, we can directly play AVCHD files on the Mplayer OS X which its a powerful platform to support many file formats.
3. AVCHD Mac: How to convert AVCHD to MOV, MKV, M4V, AVI on Mac
Supported Apple OS:
MAC OS X 10.4, MAC OS X Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.5.7, Mac OS X 10.5.8, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and Mac OS Lion
Unibody Macbook, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac and PC with Mac OS X.
After a good visit to a place of interest or an exciting party for all friends, maybe we collect many AVCHD format files. However, the video files usually cant be viewed on Mac, or you just want to enjoy AVCHD videos on portable devices and video players. Thats why its very important for us to convert the AVCHD files to popular formats like MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV, etc. Wondershare AVCHD Converter for Mac can help users who want to convert AVCHD video files to many formats 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.
4. AVCHD Mac: How to extract audio from AVCHD on Mac
With a good video file, we are customary to be fond of the wonderful music or interesting dialogues. Its a common problem for all of us to extract the audio files from AVCHD videos. Luckily, Wondershare AVCHD converter for Mac is a good solution to do this job, you can easily get the audio, and you can also convert them to many formats like MP3, M4A, WAV, AC3, AAC, MKA, OGG, etc on Mac.
5. AVCHD Mac: How to trim, crop, add effect to AVCHD video on Mac
Sometimes we are confused of the problem how to get the favorite video clips from the whole video files, with this all-in-one Mac AVCHD converter , you can simply make it by selecting the start time and end time. Moreover, its a powerful application for us to crop the video files or set brightness and saturation with the videos.