What is the difference between the AVCHD format and the MP4 format?
The Advanced Video Codec High Definition (AVCHD) format is suitable for creating AVCHD or Blu-ray Disc® recordings and watching on an HDTV. Whereas, MP4 is much easier to move, copy and upload to web sites or for playing back on portable devices.
Differences with the specifications for both formats are provided in the table below.
|Image size (Aspect ratio)||1920 x 1080/60i, 50i (16:9)
1440 x 1080/60i, 50i (16:9)
|1440 x 1080/30p (16:9)
1280 x 720/30p (16:9)
640 x 480/30p (4:3)
|Audio channels / Sampled frequency||2 channels/48 kHz
5.1 channels/48 kHz
|2 channels/48 kHz.|