Many people now usually use a video camera for high-quality filming as a leisure activity. Then, appealing videos are expected to share with family or friends. Before YouTube came out, the only way to view videos was your TV or computer. But a funny thing happened to camcorders: the Internet. YouTube becomes one of the most popular video sites on the Web today. Millions of videos have been uploaded and shared here, ranging from movie trailers to amateur videos of cats- and everything in between. Feel like sharing your nice videos shot with HD camcorders with the world? YouTube has made efforts to make sure that the uploading process is as intuitive as possible. But the key issue lies that video footage of an HD camcorder is usually AVCHD format file which is not supported by YouTube for uploading.
Don’t panic. You are in the right place.
This post will show you the best solution to transfer Camcorder AVCHD to YouTube.
It’s a good idea to transfer that video to your computer hard- drive. Typically, the easiest way to transfer video from a camcorder to a computer is to connect them via a USB cable and use the software that came with your camcorder to perform the transfer.
It will use a lot of system resources while transferring your video from a camcorder. Therefore, you'd better close other running programs before transfer videos to your computer.
Typically, the port on your camera will fit the mini USB end of the cable. You may have to open a small panel on the digital camera body or even remove the camera battery to uncover the port.
The other end of your USB cable will connect to one of the USB ports on your computer. On desktop computers, you’ll find USB ports on the front or back of the computer tower; laptops usually feature them on either side of the computer. Now your camcorder will be automatically detected and will appear as a hard disk drive on computer.
Tip: If your camera doesn’t have a USB port, refer to the manual for your camcorder to see what type of connection you will need to transfer camcorder video.
After the camcorder has connected to your computer, you could transfer videos from camcorder to computer with ease, just like copying files from one disk drive to another.
But if you want to play them, one thing you should know is that most popular media player cannot support HD camcorder videos in AVCHD file format (.mts/ .m2ts file extension). That is to say, you can easily transfer videos from camcorder to computer, but it’s hard to play them. Don’t worry. In just four steps, I’ll show you the easiest way to play camcorder videos on a PC.
Free download, install and launch an easy-to-use video converter tool. f2fsoft AVCHD Video Converter is taken as an example in this article.
Press Add File to add source AVCHD video file. You can simultaneously add several videos as you want.
Select a Windows or Mac supported file format in the drop-down list of Profile as output format. MP4 is the best choice.
Press Convert to start converting AVCHD to MP4. A few minutes later, you can find and play it in the output folder.
1. With Merge function, you can choose to Merge into one file to convert several files into one for convenience.
2. f2fsoft AVCHD Video Converter provides various video and audio editing functions. For video, you can make detailed settings such as video encoder, resolution, frame rate, video bitrate. For audio, you are supposed to set the audio encoder, sample rate, channels, audio bitrate.
One thing may confuse you: “Is AVCHD supported by YouTube?” Well, I have to tell you that AVCHD is not among the recommended file types for uploading by YouTube. So you’d better convert the videos to a YouTube friendly format, such as MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc.
f2fsoft AVCHD Video Converter enables you to convert AVCHD footage to HD MP4, HD AVI, HD MOV, etc. for losing no quality. You can also use the software to convert AVCHD videos for playback on hot devices, like iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and so on. You could turn to Part2 for the step-by-step guide.
After the conversion, you can upload videos to YouTube in a few easy steps.
1. Sign in to YouTube.
2. At the top of the page, click the Upload icon and select Upload video.
3. Select the video you want to upload from the output folder.
4. As the video is uploading, you can do some settings for the video.
5. Click Publish to finish uploading your videos to YouTube. You’re allowed to share your videos by clicking Share button.
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