“Recently I borrowed a sony RX10 camera from my friend, I used it recorded many exciting moments during my vacation,now I have transferred the footages from camera to computer, when I click the file to play, problems occurred, the computer says the format is not supported, I want to know how can I play 1080p AVCHD files on Mac with quicktime or other players, can you help? Thanks!”
Most camera and camcorder users have encountered the problems to play AVCHD recordings on Mac or Windows platform, AVCHD files playback on Mac can be a tricky task for many Mac users. Many popular HD camcorders, like Canon XA10, Canon XA20, Panasonic cameras, Sony RX10, A7/A7R, FS700 etc. record videos in AVCHD format. Since AVCHD is not well supported by Mac, this article will teach you how to play AVCHD on Mac with or without extra media player applications.
Most video players on Mac and Windows OS platform not support playing AVCHD files, because AVCHD is often used with special codecs. If players can’t play your AVCHD video, the best way is to convert AVCHD to MOV so you can play it with the built-in QuickTime Player on Mac OS or Windows OS.
How to convert AVCHD to MOV to Play on any Mac OS versions?
In order to play the recorded Canon/Sony/Panasonic AVCHD videos freely on Mac, the once and for all method is converting MTS to compatible format for Mac. By doing so, you can effortlessly play your cam video on QuickTime, manage in iTunes, edit in iMovie, FCP and more.
To convert AVCHD Mac, you need a video converting tool for help. Here HD Video Converter for Mac is strongly recommended. It supports converting AVCHD with the original video quality. It can also edit AVCHD files before converting to an output format. All common video editing tools are included, like Trim, Crop, Rotate, Effects, Watermark, Subtitle, etc. When you converted AVCHD to compatible format for Mac and Windows, you can play recordings smoothly.
Here are the easy steps to convert and play AVCHD files.
Step 1: Free download HD Video Converter for Mac from www.acrok.com, and then install on your computer, launch it as best AVCHD converter. Besides converting AVCHD files, it can also convert nearly all the video formats, such as MTS, M2TS, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP4, MOV, MPG, MXF, etc.
Step 2: Add AVCHD video files by dragging and dropping or by plugging the camcorder into the Mac. Choose an output format from the format tray, you can choose MOV format or MP4 format, they are all well supported by Mac or Windows players. If you need to convert to other formats, just choose as you want.
Step 3: customization is available to use in this AVCHD converter, you can adjust the resolution, bitrate or frame rate and other parameters according to your need.
Step 4. Click the Convert button to start conversion.
This powerful AVCHD converter has equipped with NVIDIA CUDA and AMD APP acceleration technology, so you can get recordings converted at a fast speed. When the conversion finished, you can play them or edit them. Just take a try now.