How To: MP4 to AVCHD

Updated March 23, 2017

Moving Pictures Expert Group sets video standards for MPEG videos. MPEG-4, or MP4, is a video file format used on Apple iTunes and other media players that support MP4 files. Advanced Video Codec High Definition, or AVCHD for short, is a video format that uses high-definition video. The AVCHD format is typically used on Panasonic and Sony high-definition camcorders for use on the PC. Panasonic and Sony launched the AVCHD format in 2006. If you want to convert your MP4 to AVCHD, many video-conversion programs allow you to convert from one video format to another.

Download, install and start WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

Click "Add File" to load your MP4 file. Click "Open" to add your file.

Click "AVCHD" in the "General Video" section as the output format.

Set the destination folder. Click "Browse" to find a folder to save the AVCHD file. Click "Open" to save the location.

Click "Start" to convert MP4 to AVCHD.

Download, install and start Xilisoft AVCHD Converter.

Click "File" and then "Add Files" from the Xilisoft AVCHD Converter main menu to add an MP4. Click "Open" to add the file.

Click "Profile," "HD Video" and then "AVCHD" to select AVCHD as your video format for conversion.

Checkmark the MP4 you want to convert in "File List" and then click on the option "Convert Checked Item(s)" to begin conversion.

Download, install and start Emisoft AVCHD Converter.

Click "Add File" to add an MP4 from your PC. Click "Open" to continue.

Click "Profile," and then scroll down the video file formats until you reach "AVCHD." Click on "AVCHD" to choose it as the video format you want to convert the MP4 to.

Click "Convert" to convert MP4 to AVCHD.

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