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Capture/Archive/Backup AVCHD Video Files from Camcorder to Computer or External HDD

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You've shot that wonderful video of your family outings with your AVCHD camcorder. Now, how can you get them down the computer for backup or for doing some shine editing or for  sharing with friends. I noticed that many camcorder users have questions about Capturing AVCHD streams from camcorder to computer. Actually, there is manual process and wizard process to archive and transfer recorded videos to PC or external HDD. Here I would like to share my know-how to you about AVCHD files backup. The manual archive could be done without third party software, while the simple-click AVCHD files backup will be done with Aunsoft Final Mate.

- Manually copy and transfer AVCHD files from HDcam to computer.
For camcorders with internal flash memory or hard drive, you will notice that CAM_MEM as external drive on computer. If connected with SD card on camcorder, you will also get CAM_SD as external drive. For videos recorded on camcorder flash memory, you will find the AVCHD files manually from CAM_MEM > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. To find AVCHD .mts or .m2ts files from camcorder SD card, you shall go to CAM_SD > PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.

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If you are not sure about the file structure, just copy the AVCHD folder from flash drive or SD card to computer hard drive or external hard drive disk as archive.

- Backup AVCHD video files with simple clicks.
However, for users who are not familiar with the AVCHD camcorder file structure, and do not want to go to so many folders, Aunsoft Final Mate provides the quickest and easiest capturing function to enable convenient video conversion. You do not need to wonder around the camcorder folders to get the right video clips for conversion.

Step 1. Connect camcorder to computer.
Use USB cable to connect camcorder to computer, turn on camcorder and choose the PC mode on the camcorder LCD screen when you face the option for PC or Burner. 

Step 2. Backup/download camcorder video streams to computer.
Run Aunsoft Final Mate as AVCHD camcorder video capture/backup tool, and you will face the window about launching the wizard window for camcorder. Click OK and you will face the following window, which will capture camcorder videos automatically.


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You may face the window to choose camcorder internal flash memory or SD card, if you connect camcorder to computer with SD card.

Click the radio button for Backup, and you can backup camcorder videos to Aunsoft Final Mate default video library, or backup to external HDD by selecting a new Backup path and add it to final mate library if you want to use it once more.

Step 3. Start to capture/download/backup camcorder video files.
Click the Finished button on the bottom-right corner and camcorder video backup tool will start capuring, copying and transferring video files from camcorder to computer or external hard drive disk.
Hope the above solutions help you download/stream AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to computer.

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