Convert AVCHD Video on Mac OS X Mavericks

AVCHD, short for Advanced Video Coding High Definition, is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. The AVCHD format is primarily for use in high definition consumer camcorders such as Sony and Panasonic. AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard to compress video and both Dolby AC-3 (Dolby Digital) and uncompressed linear PCM audio to compress audio.

In this post, let me show how you can directly convert HD camcorder recorded AVCHD video files on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks using Video Converter Ultimate.

How to Convert AVCHD Video on OS X Mavericks?

1. Download and install Video Converter Ultimate onto your Mac machine running OS X Mavericks

Download Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

2. Add AVCHD video files

Launch Video Converter Ultimate and then plug-in your camcorder. Once the device is detected, your recorded files will be prompted on the screen. Alternatively, drag-n-drop your AVCHD files onto the program. Once the video files are uploaded, you can either proceed to Select All files or choose the ones you need. After that, just click Load.

Load AVCHD Video

You’ll be directed back to the ‘Convert’ screen once your files are uploaded.

Add Video

3. Select output format

Click the double up arrow at the bottom of this program’s pane to open its output format list. Here, available output formats are well catalogued as Devices, Editing, HD & 3D, Web Sharing, Video and Audio. Just feel free to choose any format you want. If you want to convert AVCHD video to iPhone 5s, iPad mini and other various devices, you can choose a directly-optimized preset to fit your device best in the Devices category.

select format

4. Start to convert AVCHD video on Mavericks

Click the Convert button in the bottom right corner of the main interface to start to convert AVCHD video on OS X Mavericks. You can pause or cancel conversions easily during the encoding process. The progress bar will show the conversion speed.

Video Converter Ultimate for Mac supports HD video files captured with camcorder devices including Sony DC, Sony DCR-DVD, Sony DCR-SR, Sony DCR-SX, Sony HDR-AS, Sony HDR-CX, Sony HDR-GW, Sony DCR-PJ, Sony HDR-SR, Sony HDR-TG, Sony HDR-UX, Sony HDR-XR, Sony HXR-NX, Sony MHS-CM, Sony MHS-FS, Sony MHS-PM, Sony MHS-TS, Sony NEX, Sony Webbie HD, Canon DC, Canon FS, Canon HF, Canon HG, Canon iVIS HF, Canon LEGRIA, Canon VIXIA, Canon XA, Panasonic HC, Panasonic HDC, Panasonic HM, Panasonic HX, Panasonic SDR, Panasonic VDR, GoPro, Cisco Flip, Contour, JVC GC, JVC GZ, JVC JY, Sanyo, Samsung SC-MX20, and more.