2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 2:29 AM by ronenhaim
ronenhaim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)



I am looking to buy a new  HD Camcorder ,


All my gear is an Apple's made .


Is there a problem buying  AVCHD or H.264/MP4 formats ?



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion, 10.8.3
  • 1. Re: AVCHD vs     H.264/MP4
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    It's horses for courses, really.


    What will you be doing with the footage? Just storing it and viewing? Or editing? A little trim here and there with iMovie? Or working on a magnum opus as your calling card for Hollywood?


    If you're thinking of something to grab the kid's party, stick a title on it and send to grandma, then 264/mp4 is perfectly good. If you're into something more serious then consider AVCHD. But AVCHD is difficult to work with, requiring transcoding and therefore large file sizes.


    So, depends on what you want to do...

  • 2. Re: AVCHD vs     H.264/MP4
    ronenhaim Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Full answer ,


    Thanks .