As we know, AVCHD is applied on digital video recordings using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video compression codec. However, when you try to open the files on PC, it often fails to do so. Therefore, it is of great necessity to convert AVCHD to MOV. The reasons to convert to MOV two points. For one thing, MOV can be played on PC more smooth. Another is that most Apple devices support playing this format and as you know, Apple devices are everywhere now. Here, VideoSolo Free Video Converter is such a program that helps convert AVCHD to MOV for free. The followings will show you how to carry out this task.


AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) refers to a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It was produced jointly by Sony, Canon, JVC, and Panasonic and was introduced in 2006 primarily for use in high definition consumer camcorders, and AVCHD uses the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard for compression.

MOV, namely, QuickTime file format, is a computer file format used natively by the QuickTime framework. It is a file format developed by Apple using the MPEG-4 codec for compression, meanwhile, it has great supporters of Apply products such as Mac, iPhone, QuickTime, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro. MOV contains several types like video, audio, text, etc.

Compared to AVCHD, MOV is frequently-used for its small size and high compatibility. AVCHD files cannot be played directly on PC, while MOV enables you to do so. Therefore, a free program is suggested here for AVCHD-to-MOV conversion: VideoSolo Free Video Converter.

How to Convert AVCHD to MOV for Free

2.1 A Brief Introduction to VideoSolo Free Video Converter

VideoSolo Free Video Converter is a program that provides conversion of more than 300 formats for free, covering almost all the popular formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, etc. Meanwhile, it is also able to extract audio to MP3, AAC, ACS, AIFF, etc. from video files. With the concise interface and easy operating system, this free video converter contains several useful functions for video editing and is a great helper for AVCHD to MOV conversion.

2.2 Steps to Convert AVCHD to MOV by VideoSolo

Step 1. Download and install the VideoSolo Free Video Converter

Click the VideoSolo Free Video Converter for free download and install the utility on your PC, and then launch it to enter the main interface.


Step 2. Add AVCHD files to the converter

Click "Add File(s)" to import your AVCHD files before conversion.

Add AVCHD Files

Step 3. Edit the selected AVCHD files

Click "Edit" on the top menu bar, and there are several themes can be seen, choose the one you like to make your video different.

Edit AVCHD Files

Step 4. Select the MOV as the output format

Click the drop-down bar of "Output format" to type "MOV" into "Search Profile" bar for faster find the MOV format. If you are operating the batch conversion, then click the "Apply to all" icon for convenience.

Select the MOV as Output Format

Step 5. Convert the AVCHD file to MOV format

After all the above steps are done, click the "Convert" icon to start conversion. A few minutes later, the MOV file is available for you to play on various devices.

Start Converting

Above all the steps, have you got the general idea about how to convert AVCHD to MOV format for free by VideoSolo Free Video Converter? With this free AVCHD-to-MOV converter, you are able to play the QuickTime MOV files on your PC anytime and anywhere. Hope you guys like the VideoSolo Free Video Converter and share it with your friends.

What? It seems that I hear someone says that he is not satisfied with the functions of the free version and wants to get more. Well, if you are this guy, then there is a Pro version available: VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate, which extends the modules of the free one. Now let me brief you some differences between the free one and the Pro one. Here we go.

Major differences:

• The free video converter only provides editing of the theme or opening and ending title settings, on the contrary, the Pro one provides more editing such as rotating the files, 3D settings, adding watermark, cropping, enhancing the video quality, etc.

• The Pro version enables you to clip the video to get the segment you want, whereas the free one fails to do so.

• The Pro version, most surprisingly, supports ripping video or audio from DVD.

Want to know more about the amazing functions? Just click the VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate to have a try. And armed with the detailed guide of how to convert AVCHD to MOV for free, you'd be surprised if download the AVCHD-to-MOV free converter right now, enjoy your time.