Based on the leaps and bounds developed technology, AVCHD is now become more and more the norm. Almost every family owns an AVCHD camcorder to record home video like new baby, family outings that kinds of things. In 2010~2011, the top-rated AVCHD camcorders are Panasonic HDC-TM900K, Canon VIXIA HF S200, Panasonic HDC-TM700K, Panasonic HDC-TM55K, Canon VIXIA HF S20, Panasonic AG-HMC40, Panasonic HDC-HS700K, Sony HDR-XR550V, Sony HDR-CX150, Panasonic Pro AG-HMC150, Sony Handycam HDR-CX550V, etc. No matter what kind of AVCHD camcorder you owned, for family or travel recording, the most frequently used high quality shooting mode of these camcorder are 1080/60p, 1080/50p, (60p/50p is available with Panasonic 700, 900 series), 1080/60i, 1080/50i. (And 50p/50i is often used in PAL territories, 60p/60i in NTSC areas.)
After take about 2 hours shooting, you may need to download and backup your 1080 60p/50p/60i/50i AVCHD recording to PC or Mac HDD, for the memory card space limited, and 1080 60p/50p/60i/50i is the killer for eating up memory space. If you have enough moment for purchasing Class 6 flash memory card, you need not worry about the size of the video.
And may people like to transfer and download 1080 60p/50p/60i/50i AVCHD shots to iPad/iPad 2 for sharing with HD 720p resolution. Here I should know that iPad/iPad 2/iPod Touch 4g/iPhone 4 from Apple are all perfectly accept 720/30p H.264 MP4 videos, so all your 1080 60p/50p/60i/50i AVCHD footages are refused.
What should you do? Just make a downsize and conversion, let your 1080 60p/50p/60i/50i AVCHD to the most suitable format for iPad/iPad 2. Here there is a recommended software AVCHD to iPad/iPad Converter for Mac can help you. (For windows user, AVCHD to iPad/iPad 2 is avaible.) Then follow the simple steps:
Convert and Downsize 1080 60p/50p/60i/50i AVCHD to 720/30p MP4 for Playing on iPad 2
Step1: Download AVCHD to iPad/iPad Converter, please notice, don’t mix up Windows and Mac version.
Step2: Click “Add” to import 1080 60p/50p/60i/50i AVCHD to the program
Step3: Select iPad > iPad HD Video (*.mp4) from HD Video option, click settings to set size to 1280*720, frame rate to 30p.
Set size to 1280*720, frame rate to 30fps.
Step4. Click Convert to start 1080 60p/50p/60i/50i to 720/30p MP4 for iPad 2/iPad conversion.
After conversion, using itunes to sync the files to iPad or iPad 2 for sharing or watching.