“I wonder some general information when uploading AVCHD video to YouTube. Will YouTube use the original format, or will it lower the video quality? Under the same circumstances, would MP4 format suffice better for uploading? Appreciate anyone expanding on this discussion.”
AVCHD is a tapeless high definition recording format used by many consumer camcorders. After you take some AVCHD videos with your Sony, Panasonic or Canon camera, and try to share the funny clips on YouTube, two things may confuse you should be: “Is AVCHD supported by YouTube?” and “Will the high definition video effect be lost after the uploading?”.
Well, firstly, AVCHD is not among the recommended file types for uploading by YouTube. You are very likely to receive an invalid file format error message. Secondly, YouTube will downgrade the video. Therefore, to upload AVCHD to YouTube, you’d better convert the videos to a YouTube friendly format, such as MP4, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV, and 3GP.
Convert AVCHD to YouTube HD Format on PC/Mac
Jihosoft Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) enables you to convert 1080p/720p AVCHD footage to HD MP4, HD MOV, HD WMV, HD AVI, etc for losing no quality. It supports batch conversion, allows you to convert multiple AVCHD files each time. You can also use this software to convert AVCHD videos for playback on hot devices, like iPhone, iPad, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, etc.
Step1: transfer the AVCHD files from your camcorder to computer desktop. Run the AVCHD to YouTube converter, click “Import” to load the source videos into it.
Step2: choose the output format as one of the HD videos listed above from the “Profile” drop-down list. To change the output video’s resolution, simply click the gear button beside.
Step3: select a targeted output path, and click “Start” to begin the conversion.
After your files are completely converted, login to your YouTube account, hit the Upload button to upload AVCHD videos to YouTube in HD effect.