Playing AVCHD files directly on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by macbook123, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. macbook123 macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  2. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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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!
     
  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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  4. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    The only thing I can say is to convert them. I can't even get iTunes to recognize the filetype.
     
  5. macbook123 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Convert them using what software and/or hardware?
     
  6. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    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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  7. MadAxeManUK macrumors newbie

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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
     

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