How to Convert AVCHD to MKV in Mac/Windows
I recently shot some video clips (in AVCHD file format) with my Sony HDR-XR200V Camcorder. The AVCHD file is smooth on cam but I'm afraid the format is not as easily accessible in other places as in the cam. So I want to convert the AVCHD to MKV or other more common video format for better enjoyment. How to do?
If you use a stand-alone device like a HTPC, Popcorn Hour or a Western Digital player, you'll probably have better compatibility with the MKV container. Here I would like to recommend you to try AVCHD to MKV Video Converter for Windows or AVCHD to MKV Video Converter for Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included). The two software supply superb fast conversion speed and high quality which enable you to finish your conversion, no matter in Windows or Mac as quickly and easily as possible.
Here shows you how to convert AVCHD to MKV in Windows step by step. And if you gonna convert AVCHD to MKX in Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, Lion etc., you can go to Guide of Video Converter for Mac.
How to convert AVCHD to MKV in Windows?
There are only two steps for you to go. Just follow as below:
Step 1. Add AVCHD videos to the AVCHD to MKV converter
Install and run the AVCHD to MKV program. Add your AVCHD videos by clicking the "Add Files" image button, or directly drag & drop. You can add more than one file at a time. This AVCHD to MKV converter allows you to do batch conversion.
Step 2. Customize the output format and convert
Set the output format as MKV for the files you want to convert. It's very easy. You just need to click the "Output Format" button on the right side, which leads to an "Output Format" window. In the "Output Format" window, select "Format">"Video" > "MKV". That's it. Hit the "Convert" to begin the conversion, and you can get the final files after a while (The converting time depends on the number of the files you are converting).
You also can choose other formats from the format section to meet your other needs. What's more, you can edit the AVCHD videos with this AVCHD to MKV Video Converter before conversion by clipping, trimming, adding effect, watermark and subtitle.