How to Convert AVCHD to MPEG

By Kefa Olang

AVCHD is a video recording format set up by Sony and Panasonic to record videos in high definition (HD) quality. Videos are shot at either 1080i or 720p, and then compressed using the high-quality H.264 codec to HD videos in MPEG-4 format. MPEG is a low bit-rate and video compression format that is mainly used to compress videos for VCDs and SVCDs. To convert your AVCHD video file to MPEG, you will need a video converter program.

Things You'll Need

  • AVS Video Converter

Step 1

Download AVS Video Converter (see Resources). Follow the setup and installation instructions to install it to your computer.

Step 2

Double-click your program to launch it, then click "Browse" on the far right. Locate your AVCHD video file, then click "Open" to load it to your program.

Step 3

Click "TO MPEG" on the top panel, then select the preset MPEG compression you want for your output video in the profile window.

Step 4

Click "Edit Profile" to manually adjust the video size, resolution and frame rate. Adjust the audio quality and bit-rate settings as well. Click "OK" to save your changes.

Step 5

Click "Advanced," then select the aspect ratio you want for your output video file.

Step 6

Name your output file in the file name, then select the output path where your converted video will be saved. Click "Convert Now" to begin the conversion process. When the conversion is complete, your video will be in MPEG format.

Tips & Warnings

  • There are other video converter programs that support HD compression, such as Movavi Video Converter (see References).