Converting AVCHD files?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Sith, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Sith macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2011
    I have a Panny HD camcorder and I'm trying to view and save the files which are AVCHD format.

    Is there an app so that I can transfer and view these files via my iPad?
  2. Sith thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2011
    Is there an iPad or iPhone app to do this? My PC is VERY old and I don't have a Mac
  3. Menneisyys2 macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    Unfortunately, Full HD footage in MTS containers is impossible to play back on iOS. Not even the fastest AppStore players are capable of tolerable playback, let alone flawless. (XBMC can on JB'n devices, but only for non-interlaced videos.)

    In addition, PlayerXtreme has a VERY bad h.264 decoder completely unable to render full HD MTS files with more than 0.2-0.3 fps. (See for example the video at ; linked from ). While, as has been stated, other players with the best H.264 software decoders (AVPlayerHD, ProPlayer etc.) can't play this file flawlessly either, at least the deliver around 10-15 fps - that is, almost two orders of magnitude better performance than PlayerXtreme.

    There's also a separate thread on PlayerXtreme; it's worth checking out:
  4. Sith thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2011
    I figured it out and it was very easy! My camcorder (Panny HC-V700) allows you to record in H.264 format in addition to AVCHD. Problem solved as the ipad with camera connection kit now recognizes these videos!

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