AVCHD vs. MP4: Which One to Choose?
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MP4 vs. AVCHD
What is AVCHD?
What is MP4?
Video and audio codecs
Which one is better: MP4 or AVCHD?
Converting between AVCHD and MP4
Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between AVCHD and MP4?
The AVCHD format provides better video quality and is normally used on camcorders like Sony and Panasonic. MP4 files have a smaller file size than video in AVCHD and can be played on almost any device. Both formats can use the H.264 video codec, but MP4 can use other codecs as well.
Is AVCHD better quality than MP4?
Yes, AVCHD files can have a better video quality – they have a bigger video resolution and frame rate than MP4 videos.
AVCHD vs. MP4 for Mac: which is better?
Older macOS versions don’t support the AVCHD format. More recent versions provide the support for this format, but you might need a third-party player to open AVCHD files. With MP4, you won’t have problems opening your video files. You also might want to choose MP4 to store your files on the computer since MP4 videos take up less space than AVCHD files.
AVCHD vs. MP4 for editing: which is better?
AVCHD is a better format for editing since it provides higher video quality. However, if your video editor or computer isn’t powerful enough, editing large AVCHD files might be a problem. In this case, it will be easier to edit an MP4 video.
Which format is better for YouTube? AVCHD vs. MP4.
Not sure whether to choose AVCHD or MP4 for your YouTube videos? If we have a look at the list of recommended video formats for YouTube, we’ll see that AVCHD isn’t included. MP4, on the other hand, is a recommended format for YouTube videos.
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