"I'm thinking of buying a Canon camcorder which produces AVCHD files. Can I view these straight away with QT 10 or must they be converted first?"-from Apple Support Community
Do you have similar confusion of playing AVCHD files with QuickTime player?
Actually, the QuickTime player is incapable of play AVCHD files by default. You may render to VLC media player, which is said to accept AVCHD file, but does little to improve video quality and stability. You can have better choice-rewrapping AVCHD to MOV for optimal playback on QuickTime.
Doremisoft AVCHD Converter for Mac can effortlessly convert AVCHD to QuickTime MOV on Mac without quality loss. More than that, it provides rich presets for handy devices like iPad, iPhone, smartphone, etc and popular programs such as iMovie, Final Cut Pro and more. Supposed that you are running on Window 7, XP, Vista, the Windows version of AVCHD Converter can be your helper, which has the same operating procedures as the Mac version does.
Then, you can get ready to AVCHD MTS/M2TS files-transfer the AVCHD shootings from camcorder to Mac.
Click "Add File" to import one or several MTS/M2TS files to the program.
If you prefer to beautify the output video, go to "Edit" section to cut out the unwanted edges, add special effects like "Old Film", "Emboss", "Gray" or "No effect", etc.
Hit "Start" to begin to convert AVCHD to MOV for Mac QuickTime with the Mac AVCHD Converter for QT. On finishing the conversion, access to the generated MOV file by default and transfer it to QT for enjoyment.