Playing AVCHD files directly on iPad?

macbook123

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Like most other people I record HD video in AVCHD format (.mts file extensions).

What is the best way to import and play those files on the iPad without converting them to a different format?
 

macbook123

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Does nobody run into this problem? What format do your cameras record in, if not AVCHD? I haven't seen a camera recording to a different format in years, hence am a little surprised about the lack of responses to my original question. Could anybody explain? Thanks!
 

bobsentell

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Convert them using what software and/or hardware?
I take them into Avid and copy the entire file over into a timeline. I then go into the export menu and tell it to export for MPEG-4. On the version of AVID I'm using, there is an option for almost every filetype. I can even export it straight to the internet.

I know it's a kind of roundabout way to do it. But it's the only way I have found it to work on a PC. I'm not sure about Macs.
 

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MadAxeManUK

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Oct 14, 2010
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ML: QT Player.

I have just done some conversions for a friend.
  1. Open the SD Card on Mountain Lion.
  2. The 'PRIVATE' folder shows as a QuickTime file; Double-click to launch the clip selector.
  3. Pick a clip, click Open.
  4. Export it back to the SD card in m4v format, put it in the photos (DCIM->100_Pana) folder, so that Photos App on iPad can find it.
  5. Eject the SD card.
  6. Done