Recover AVCHD Video Files

“I have a Sony Handy cam HDR-XR200V camcorder, using which I film AVCHD footages and use Sony Picture Browser tool to copy them to my Mac desktop. I usually delete video files from my camcorder after copying them to my Mac system. Recently my Mac desktop hard disk on which I stored these AVCHD videos got crashed. I was somehow able to rectify my Mac hard disk issue, but failed to retrieve my AVCHD videos. Since I’ve also deleted them from my Sony camcorder, the videos are no longer available. Is there any possible way to restore all my AVCHD videos back from my Mac desktop or my Sony Camcorder?”

If you are person who spends time in recording high definition AVCHD videos, then you’ll know how bad it feels when you lose them all at once. So if you are one such user who has lost / deleted any of your precious AVCHD videos! No need to get disappointed, there is recovery software’s through which you can get them back. But before heading into the recovery procedure let’s get to know what an AVCHD video is and the reasons behind AVCHD video loss are

What are AVCHD Videos?

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a video file format jointly developed by Panasonic and Sony Inc. The main benefit of this video format is it allows you to shoot High Definition (HD) videos in a compression format that is suitable for memory cards on camcorders. AVCHD format provides users to record standard as well as high definition video for long duration and stores them in small memory cards. More to this, nowadays AVCHD file format is compatible with many popular camcorders including Panasonic, Canon, Samsung, and Sony etc.

Reasons for loss of AVHCD Videos:

AVCHD video recovery software:

Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is a true video recovery utility for Mac to retrieve AVCHD videos on Mac. Even though there are tons of video file recovery tools available in the market, many of them lack important features which this utility provides. Yodot Mac Photo Recovery is an easy to use and reliable video recovery tool which offers high success ratio; other than AVCHD videos, this tool also performs recovery of other video formats namely AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, MPG, MP4, M4V, 3G2, 3GP, RM, AEPX, ALE, AVP, AVS, BIK, BDM, BSF, CPI, DZP, etc. In addition to video files, it can also restore other media files like RAW images, generic photo files, music files, videos and other documents from not just Mac hard disk as well as external storage drives such as memory cards, iPods, external hard disk, pen drives, Mac laptops and etc on Mac OS X machine.

Procedure to retrieve AVCHD video files:

Note: In case you lost your AVCHD videos from camcorder or any other device, then it is suggested to connect the system to your Mac machine and then follow the below mentioned procedure.


  • Avoid accidental deletion or formatting your Camcorder device
  • Don’t use your Camcorder or Mac computer after video loss

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