AVCHD to Apple Photos-Import AVCHD to Photos app on Mac

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Can Photos import AVCHD video?

“Based on the reviews it can handle MP4 (at least from an iOS device). I have a lot of home movies in AVCHD currently organized in Aperture and am wondering if Photos can handle them.”

iPhoto is a discontinued digital photograph manipulation software application developed by Apple Inc. When you install OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 or later, Photos is part of the update. In many cases, if you had a single iPhoto library in your Pictures folder, your entire library — including your photos, videos, projects, albums, and so on — automatically appears in Photos the first time you open it. Photos helps you keep your growing library organized and accessible. Powerful and intuitive editing tools help you perfect your images and videos. But you may get into problem when import videos content like AVCHD format to Photos library, so what is the best video format for importing into photos for mac? if you wanna to import AVCHD files to Photos for editing? Please keep on reading.

AVCHD Video is a brand new high definition (HD) digital video camcorder recorder file format that uses 720p, 1080i and 1080p signals onto certain media using highly efficient codec technologies. The files are saved with .mts, .m2ts file extension.

However, some people have had issues when importing AVCHD files into Photos app. That’s because the AVCHD video format can’t be natively supported by many professional video editing softwares including Photos for mac. What’s more, it also would be a little hard to handle  AVCHD video with Photos. In such occasion, still want to edit AVCHD files in Photos? Is there any way to successfully import AVCHD files to Apple Photos? Don’t worry, all things will become easier if you get a professional AVCHD to Photos converter software.

The best AVCHD to Photos Converter

UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac is a professional AVCHD to Photos Converter, which is capable of converting AVCHD to any popular formats to meet different needs, because of supporting a large range of video formats, including MKV, MP4, AVI, MPEG, WMV, FLV, SWF, F4V, MOV, VOB, etc. Besides converting AVCHD to Photos, this app also helps transcode AVCHD to editable formats for other editing programs, such as Final Cut Pro, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, and Sony Vegas.

While converting AVCHD video format, you can also adjust parameters such as video size, bitrate, and frame rate for your AVCHD video files to get better visual and audio effect. What’s more, this AVCHD to Photos converter also provide simple video editing functions for you, such as spliting AVCHD video into several clips according to clip quantity, duration time and file size. Thanks to its batch conversion ability, you are allowed to import several AVCHD video files and output them into the same video format in batch to save much time and energy.

Now, just download it and follow the tutorial below to get the work done.

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Convert AVCHD to MP4 or QuickTime MOV for Photos Library editing

Step 1. Load AVCHD files to the converter

Install and run the AVCHD to Photos Converter on your computer, and then import AVCHD file to the converter by clicking the “Add File” button. There is another button “Import from Folder” beside “Add File”, this button helps detect and import all AVCHD files under the folder you specified.

Step 2: Choose the right video format for Photos

Click the “Format” bar and get the dropdown menu, then move your pointer to choose “Common Video > H.264 Videos (*.mov)” or “Common Video > MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)” as the output format. MP4 and QuickTime MOV is the best supported format for Photos.

Step 3: Make editing before converting AVCHD. (Optional)

Click “Edit” icon on the tool bar, in the Video Editor Window, you can play and preview the original AVCHD video and output effects. On the buttons bar, you can trim, crop, add special effect, add watermark, insert subtitles and more.


Click “Settings” button to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

By ticking the Merge into one file option behind Settings button, you can merge the several AVCHD files into one single file.

Step 4: Begin converting AVCHD file to Photos on Mac.

When everything gets ready, simply hit lower right Convert button to begin changing videos from AVCHD to Photos supported MP4 or MOV file.

After the AVCHD to MP4 or QuickTime MOV conversion is completed, you can click “Open Output Folder” button to locate the generated MP4 or QuickTime .mov files. Then transfer the converted files to Photos on Mac os x for editing smoothly with ease.

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