“So here is my problem. My parents bought JVC Everio GZ-MG330 a few years ago, and I bought my MacBook 2 days ago. I have been very busy the past 2 days, transferring pictures, documents, etc. from my pc to my mac. When I connect the camcorder to my MacBook via USB cable, the files are not transferable. I can't even play them. They all end in either MTS. How to download video from JVC Everio to PC? Can anyone give me advice on what to do? Thanks!”
We can tell that Sue has a JVC Everio Camcorder and a new Mac. She can transfer the camcorder videos to her computer but cannot play them.
So, where’s the problem lies in?
First, we need to figure out what MTS is. MTS is the file extension of AVCHD file. And AVCHD is widely used on digital camcorders such as Sony, Panasonic, Canon, and JVC. It is not a common video format on a computer or other mobile device because it is designed especially for HD camcorders. So, this is the reason why Sue can’t play JVC Everio Camcorder videos on the computer.
Second, in order to play JVC Everio Videos on the computer, we need to convert AVCHD to other formats that can be accepted by mainstream video players. In this post, I will take MOV as an example to show you how to convert AVCHD to MOV for playing and editing on a PC. By the way, if you want to convert AVCHD to M4V or other video formats, you just need to free download the all-in-one video converter. In the Part1, you will get the detailed step guidance about this video converter.
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In this part, I'll teach you how to convert JVC Everio Camcorder AVCHD files on PC in detail. Before doing this, you have to transfer video from JVC camcorder to computer.
Step1 Run the JVC software that comes with your camcorder on the computer.
Step2 Connect JVCthe camcorder to computer with DV/USB cable, and then find your AVCHD videos and transfer them to the computer.
Step3 Free downloads JVC Video Converter software on computer
Download, install and run this free and easy-to-use AVCHD Video Converter.
f2fsoft AVCHD Video Converter offers the best way of fast converting AVCHD videos to MOV and many other popular video formats, including AVI, M4V, WMV, MP4, MKV, FLV, VOB, etc. for most portable devices like iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PS3, Wii, Xbox, BlackBerry, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, etc.
Step4 Add source AVCHD video file
Add the source AVCHD video to the main interface of this program by clicking Add File button. You can load more than one AVCHD video files simultaneously.
Step5 Set output video format
Select an output profile from the Profile drop-down list. This program provides lots of video formats and playback devices that you can choose from for converting AVCHD videos, such as MOV. After that, don’t forget to set the saving destination of the target file.
Step6 Edit (Optional)
This step is optional. You can edit the video to trim, crop, add watermark and so on with the built-in editor. Additionally, you can customize profile settings by adjusting video resolution, sample rate, audio bitrates, etc.
Except JVC videos, this powerful tool also allows you to edit videos shot by Sony Camcorders.
Step7 Start the conversion
Once you have done all operations, click Convert at the lower right corner of the program to start the AVCHD video converting process. You can find the output video in the output folder.
AVCHD is a file container with much high-resolution quality, with mts/ m2ts extension. Owing to its high quality, the format has a large file size. A 30-minute video with 1920 X 1080 resolution takes up around 300-400 MB. And compared to MOV, the list of compatible devices is less. As video codec, the format uses MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. AVCHD is popular among the users who want high-quality videos. Besides, it is compatible with Blu-ray Disc format.
MOV is a QuickTime file format developed by Apple. It is used to store movie and video files and other data in the QuickTime program. If you are working on Mac, MOV is safer and more efficient than other video formats because MOV is supposed to be of high quality, whether it is used for playback or editing in a professional editing program. Both Mac and Windows systems support this format.
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