Movavi Video Converter
The ideal way to get your media in the format you need!
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, HEVC, MPEG-2 Part 2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.263, and others
AAC, MP1, MP2, MP3, AC-3, Apple Lossless, ALS, SLS, and others
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Frequently asked questions
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.
Yes, AVCHD files can have a better video quality – they have a bigger video resolution and frame rate than MP4 videos.
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 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.
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.