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Convert Panasonic TM900 MTS to AIC .mov for iMovie editing

Postby lydia622520 » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:22 am

Summary: Have some1080/50p 60p AVCHD from Panasonic TM900 but got error when importing to iMovie? In this article, we quickly walk you through the most effective way for getting Panasonic TM900 footage into iMovie 08/09/11.

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Ever have experienced Panasonic's TM90, the top-of-the-line High Definition Camcorder? With it, you can record Full HD .mts clips at 1080/60p or 50p mode. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing TM900 60p/50p AVCHD footage to iMovie(even with the latest iMovie 11). If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Panasonic TM900 1080 50P/60P AVCHD footage and iMovie 08/09/11 to work beautifully.

The reason that you can’t successfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footages on 1080 60P/50P format to iMoive is that currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in Apple’s iMovie program. In order to import Panasonic HDC-TM900 AVCHD footage into iMovie for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 60p/50p MTS to AIC .mov format first, which is a native format for iMovie. It’s a great way to achieve your goal smoothly. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode Panasonic TM900AVCHD Footage to AIC MOV in detail.

Converting Panasonic TM900 AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a Panasonic AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV for iMovie, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is how.

Step 1: After launching the MTS to iMovie Converter on Mac, load your AVCHD footage to it from your Camcorder. If necessary, you can click the button "Merge into one" to join several MTS videos to one file.

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Step 2: Click "format" to open the output format drop-up list to select "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format for Mac iMovie.

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Tip: You may as well click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps for easy editing.

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Step 3: Click Convert button to start to convert Panasonic HDC-TM900 AVCHD to AIC .mov for iMovie.

Once the conversion completes, simply click “Open” button to get the converted videos. And now you can bring the Panasonic TM900 60p AVCHD footage into iMovie for smooth editing.

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Re: Convert Panasonic TM900 MTS to AIC .mov for iMovie editi

Postby jacknjchn » Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:26 am

Summary: Encountered problems when importing Panasonic HS900/SD900 AVCHD mts clips in iMovie 08/09/'11, Final Cut Express for further editing, if so, just follow this article to find the best solution here.

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True video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs will find their inspirational match in the new Panasonic HS900/SD900. Offering unparalleled picture quality, HDC-HS900, HDC-SD900 both offer full-HD 1920 x 1080, 50 progressive recording at a 28-Mbps bit rate, which allows the camcorders to conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlaced) recording to produce the ultimate in image quality. However, something turns to be frustrated, FCE/iMovie can’t support 1080 50p/60p .mts which is not a standard format.

The easy workaround to import and edit Panasonic HS900/SD900 videos in iMovie/FCE is to convert the AVCHD MTS files to iMovie/FCE preferred editing format. Brorsoft Panasonic AVCHD Converter Mac comes out to achieve your goal smoothly. This Mac MTS converter features full support for almost all Canon, Sony and Panasonic AVCHD cameras, and it converts Panasonic MTS files to editable format for using in iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, without visible quality loss and ensures audio and video in perfect synchronization. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding Panasonic HS900/SD900 MTS to iMovie/FCE.

How to convert Panaonic HS900/SD900 60p AVCHD to iMovie/Final Cut Express

Step1: Connect the HS900/SD900 to your Apple. Download and install the MTS to AIC Converter for Mac and then click the adding button to import your 1080p MTS/M2TS files.

Tip: If you have multiple 1080p MTS/M2TS files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to merge them into one single file for iMovie so that you can play these files without interruption.

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Step2: Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie and FCE.

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Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Note: Set the video frame rate as 30fps(25fps for PAL), video size as 1920*1080 and keep 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing in iMovie, FCE.

Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert 1080p MTS/M2TS files to AIC from Panasonic HS900/SD900 on Mac immediately. You can the find the process in the pop-up “Conversion” window.

After the AVCHD files to AIC conversion completed, you are able to import Panasonic HS900/SD900 AVCHD 1080p files to iMovie, Final Cut Express effortlessly. Now you can easily do your further editing smoothly.

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