Tip & How-To about Cameras
Again, it’s a piece of good news for those camcorder lovers – nextmonth Sony will release its HDRAX2000 pro-sumer camcorder which cancapture Full HD video using AVCHD technology. It's one of the firstprofessional video cameras that records using the AVCHD format. As aSony camera lover and user, I’d like to share my idea and experienceabout how to enjoy AVCHD camcorder video on Windows Media Player orInternet.
Part 1: Understanding the AVCHD Camcorder Format
AVHDstands for Advanced Video Codec High Definition. It is a format for therecording and playback of high definition video. AVCHD is a form ofvideo compression that allows the large data files created by HD videorecording to be captured and saved on digital media such as hard diskdrives and flash memory cards. This format is jointly developed byPanasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders.
The AVCHD file extension may be .M2TS, .M2T, .MTS, .TS, .TR, .TP, .TRP, .TOD, .MOD, etc.
Here below is the detailed specification of AVCHD format:
AVCHD Format Specification Overview
Part 2: Troubles you met when you enjoy and share your AVCHD camcorder videos?
Toshot and record your moment with AVCHD video is great, but sometimes,you will find it is a little difficult to enjoy and share your AVCHDvideos with your friends. You may have encountered the followingtroubles.
1. You have shot a lot of videos using AVCHDcamcorder, and you want to upload these videos to Internet such asYoutube to share with friends, but you can’t figure out how to make it.
2. And you may also find that you would not be able to open your AVCHD camcorder videos on Windows movie maker or media player.
That’strue, the AVCHD format is not accepted by a lot of players, and thiskind of format cannot be uploaded to Internet which prevents videosharing. I’ve searched around a lot and find an easiest solutionfinally. The easiest way is to convert AVCHD to AVI and other common formats.
Whywe choose AVI format? As we know that AVI format is one of the mostpopular formats, which is widely accepted by most of players. And thequality of AVI video is great. For the sake of popularity andcompatibility, AVI is regarded as the best choice. Therefore, you onlyneed to convert AVCHD to AVI, and then you can easily share your AVCHDcamcorder videos.
Part 3: Step-by-step guide: How to convert AVCHD to AVI?
Step 1 Get AVCHD videos from AVCHD Camcorder to PC
Connectthe AVCHD Camcorder to your PC with a USB cable. Once connected andpowered on, the camcorder should appear on the desktop as a new disk.It is desirable that you copy the videos to your PC's hard-drive beforeconverting or editing it.
Step 2: Free download AVCHD to AVI Converter, install and run it.
Step 3: Load AVCHD camcorder videos
Click"Add Video" or just drag & drop your AVCHD camcorder videos to thefile list directly, you can easily add AVCHD camcorder videos.
Step 4: Select AVI as output format
SelectAVI as output format from the categorized output formats list in"Profile" drop-down list and specify the output directory to save yourconverted files in "Output" drop-down list.
Step 5: Start to convert AVCHD to AVI
Aftereverything is done, hit “Start” button to convert AVCHD to AVI. And allthe tasks will be done at fast speed and high quality. The conversionspeed often depends on the original video size and your PCconfiguration. And the output quality is great.
After convertingAVCHD to AVI, now you can upload these AVI videos to Internet or watchthem with Windows Media Player/Movie Maker to share them with yourfriends. The whole process is easy, and you can have a try of thisAVCHD to AVI Converter to convert AVCHD to AVI and share your happy moment easily.
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