Article ID : 00066159 / Last Modified : 30/03/2021

What software do I use to transfer AVCHD movies to an Apple Macintosh computer?

    To transfer AVCHD movies from the camera, use PlayMemories Home for Mac or iMovie 08 or higher.  

    If both AVCHD- and MP4-formatted movies are recorded, the AVCHD movies may not be recognized. If this happens, import all the MP4 movies to the computer and then delete them from the camera. Afterward, disconnect and reconnect the USB cable so the AVCHD movies can be recognized. With iMovie '11 (Ver. 9.0.1 or later), AVCHD movies are recognized even if multiple file formats exist on the camera.



    • Update the Mac OS to its latest version (version 10.6.7 or later) if you are unable to import AVCHD videos with the iMovie.
    • For further information about iMovie software, visit the Apple Support website at