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How to easily convert AVCHD to MP4 on Mac/Windows?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the recording and playback of high definition video. Developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic, the format was introduced in 2006 primarily for use in high definition consumer camcorders. MP4 (MPEG-4) is a container format that can store video, audio and subtitle data (as well as more depending on content). Since stores like iTunes uses this MP4 format, and it is used with iPod and PlayStation Portable (PSP), MP4 files have become more common.


If you want to watch AVCHD videos from your camcorders on iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP or others, you will have to convert AVCHD to MP4 which is compatible with most media players. So to speak, you need a program which supports converting AVCHD to MP4 files. Video Converter is a professional tool which is able to convert all HD and SD videos between various formats. Here we will walk you through the step by step guide on how to convert AVCHD to MP4 format on Windows platform.

Note: If you are running Mac OS, you can convert AVCHD to MP4 on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard and Lion included.) efficiently by using Video Converter for Mac.


Step-by-step Guide to Convert AVCHD to MP4 on Mac/Windows


Download and install Video Converter

Download this professional AVCHD to MP4 converter and install it on your Mac/Windows computer.


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Import AVCHD Files to the Program

Suppose you have uploaded AVCHD videos on your computer, now you may click on “Add video” button to import them to the program. Alternatively, drag your AVCHD files and drop them to the panel. The built-in video player lets you preview the loaded files.



Select Output Format as MP4

To convert AVCHD to MP4, click on “Profile”, hit on “Common Video” and select MP4. Or, you can simply choose your multimedia devices as the output format. For example, you want to play AVCHD on your iPod, go to Profile-> Apple-> iPod.



Convert AVCHD to MP4

Now we come to the final step. Simply click on Start button to get started the AVCHD to MP4 conversion.

Depend on the size of your video files, the time may vary. Once the conversion is finished, you can click on Find Target button to get the converted MP4 video files and then you can watch them on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc. Have fun.


1. If you want to edit FLV videos before converting, click the button like a scissors and a new window will pop up where you do some editing to your videos. Here you can do a few things: clip, crop, adjust effects, add watermarks, etc.

2. If you want to convert AVCHD to MP4 on Mac OS X, please check our Video Converter for Mac which lets you do the coercion task with amazing speed and lossless quality. It’s easy as 1-2-3. Just follow on-screen instructions and total 3 steps: Add videos, choose output format, and convert.