I recently bought a Canon IXIA HF R40 High Definition camcorder which takes AVCHD files (.mt2s) and used for taking family videos. Yesterday was my son's 10 years old birthday and I took a great many HD videos with my HF R40 camcorder during the birthday party. I want to playback the videos with QuickTime on my Mac OS X Lion. I know that the format AVCHD could not be played on QuickTime, so I need to convert the AVCHD videos to MOV before putting them into QuickTime. At first, I used a converter I have seen somewhere before, but the result disappointed me. I waited for a long time just to found that the converted videos' quality is too worse than the source AVCHD videos, it's really a waste of time. So I came with a question of how to view family videos in AVCHD format with QuickTime on Mac?
I searched the internet, compared several AVCHD converters, and then found Aunsoft Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac may meet my requirements. It is said that with Panasonic AVCHD Converter, I can transfer AVCHD MTS/M2TS to many other formats and editing software with several simple steps and little time. The most important thing is that the converted videos are nearly the same quality with the original ones and users could barely see any difference. Looking at this, I decided to try Aunsoft Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac (although my camcorder is of Canon brand). Here I share a simple guide and some screenshots when using Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac.
First, download Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac, it has trial version which you can free download. Then add videos to Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac, choose the output format and route. At last, start conversion.
Choose format from the dropdown list
After trying, I found that it is really time saving using Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac to transfer AVCHD videos to QuickTime. Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac is the best AVCHD converter for viewing Family Videos in AVCHD format with QuickTime on Mac.