AVCHD Format Camcorders using AVCHD format

AVCHD is now the most popular format for HD camcorders. AVCHD stands for Advanced Video Codec High Definition, which is jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony for use in consumer camcorders. AVCHD uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression and encoding for video recording. The way of AVCHD’s video compression allows the large data files created by HD video recording to be captured and saved on digital media such as hard disk drives and flash memory cards. AVCHD records video at various resolutions such as 1080p, 1080i and 720p. Most AVCHD camcorders claiming to be “Full HD” camcorders record HD video at a resolution of 1080i. A great advantage of the AVCHD format is that you can burnAVCHD to a standard DVD disc and then play the disc using a Blu-ray disc player. This means you can view your high definition video on an HDTV without a Blu-ray disc burner. Another advantage is that by using H.264, AVCHD has noticeably better quality than formats that use other encoders.
Sony and Panasonic were the first major players of AVCHD camcorders for consumer high definition camcorders. And then JVC, Canon and other big companies started to join in the game. Popular AVCHD camcorders include Panasonic AG-HSC1 AVCHD Camcorder, Panasonic HDC-SDX1Sony NEX-VG10E, Sony HDR-CX550VE, Canon HG10 AVCHD High Definition Camcorder etc. All these camcorders are using AVCHD format as the recording video format.
Despite of all the pros of AVCHD format, it also has its cons. One issue comes with the compatibility with some software players, video editing software and portable players. AVCHD camcorders record AVCHD videos using the file extension of MTS, to have your AVCHD videos compatible to different software and hardware, you can use an AVCHD converter and AVCHD Converter Mac that can convert MTS videos to various other HD video formats and regular video formats on Windows and Mac OS X.

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