JVC Everio GZ-HM650 is one of the newly announced HD camcorder by JVC in 2011. As a HD camcorder, it captures 1080p video in AVCHD video format, equipped with an 8GB built-in flash memory, and SD/SDHC/SDXC storage, along with many user-friendly shooting controls and options. Have shot several funny clips with it, however, find it is so hard to playback on Mac.
1. VLC Media Player
VLC Media Player is one of the popular open resource tools. With it, you can free do the conversion from a wide range of video and audio formats including OGG, MP2, MP4, Divx, etc to your target file formats. However, it can't give a nice experience. Not easy to find out the helpful troubleshooting. What's worse, can't get any audio when exporting files.
Like VLC media player, the MPlayer is also a free, open-source and cross-platform media player. According to your PC's OS, there are Linux, Windows, Mac OS and other versions available on the market. It is said that it can play almost anything including DVD, CD, H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, MPEG-1, WMV,etc.
Allplayer has an attractive interface with several skin templates for selection. It has good support with common types of multimedia formats, however, it crashed, when try to import some less-popular file types. Another drawback is poor subtitle retrieval.
In case, you prefer QuickTime media player to any of the above ones, you may need JVC AVCHD video Converter for Mac as an assistance. It can effortlessly convert AVCHD video to QT MOV or MPEG4, etc. Plus, if you would like to edit AVCHD to iMovie or FCP, the application can also make it realize.
Step 1: Download JVC AVCHD Converter for Mac and install it on Mac.
Step 2: Transfer .m2ts or .mts clips from JVC Everio GZ HM650 to Mac
Then, import the AVCHD files into the program.
Step 3: Choose MOV or HD MOV for QT as the target format
Open the Profile list by clicking the triangle icon to the very right of the Profile field. Choose "Common Video > mov" or "HD Video > mov" as the output format.
Tips: If you intend to edit .m2ts into iMovie, please select "iMovie" and its related file formats.
Step 4: Hit "START" to launch the conversion from AVCHD file to Mac
Note: If you use PC with Windows OS, please refer to the JVC AVCHD Video Converter for reference.