How to import Panasonic HS900 50p/60p footage into iMovie

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How to import Panasonic HS900 50p/60p footage into iMovie

Postby lydia622520 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:32 am

Summary: The article shows you an easy workaround to import and edit Panasonic HDC-HS900 recorded 1080 50p/60p MTS files in iMovie 08/09/11 along with some help from the best AIC Converter for iMovie.

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Announced at the 2011 Consumer Electronic's Show, the HDC-HS900 High Definition Camcorder is a high-end HD offering from Panasonic. Right off the bat a few of the camera's most desirable features include: 1920 x 1080/60p or 1920 x 1080/50p recording, a 220GB hard disk drive, an SD memory card slot, the option to record in 3D, and a quality image sensor system. Compatible with SDHC, SDXC memory cards. The HD video camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems (such greyed out) when importing HDC-HS900 1080 50p or 60p footage to iMovie for smoothly editing. If you're in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Panasonic HDC-HS900 50p/60p MTS files 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 iMovie is limited by the iMovie itself. Currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it's unsupported in iMovie even the lastest iMovie 11. In order to import HDC-HS900 50p/60p AVCHD footage into iMovie for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 60p/50p MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec first, which is a native format for iMovie. It's a great way to achieve your goal smoothly. For this purose, this article will show you how to transcode Panasonic HDC-HS900 MTS to AIC MOV in detail.

Converting Panasonic HDC-HS900 50p/60p MTS to iMovie native AIC MOV

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 Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec, ProRes and DNxHD—ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer etc. non-linear editing systems. Below are the steps.

Step 1: Install and launch the excellent Mac Panasonic MTS Converter, and click the "Add" button to load the .MTS videos from Panasonic HDC-HS900. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.

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Step 2: Click the format bar, and there will bemany output formats on the format list. You are recommended to choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).

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Tip: Before conversion, you can click the “Settings” icon to customize the video/audio settings for iMovie: 1920*1080 vide size; 30fps frame rate(for original 60fps videos) or 25fps frame rate(for original 50fps videos).

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Step 3: Click the Arrow button on the main interface to start Panasonic HDC-HS900 MTS to iMovie AIC MOV conversion.

When the conversion finished, you can directly import the output AIC MOV files to iMovie or Final Cut Express for editing andmake your movies. The importing needn't any rendering because the AIC MOV isone of the compatible video formats in iMovie/FCE on Mac OS X Lion.

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Re: How to import Panasonic HS900 50p/60p footage into iMovi

Postby jacknjchn » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:05 am

Summary: The easy workaround to get iMovie work with Panasonic G5 60p footage is to Convert MTS to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) MOV which ensures the best result when using in iMovie 08/09/11.

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If you have got the Panasonic LUMIX G5 in hand and tried to shoot with it, you will definitely be surprised by the fantanstic photo and video performance since you can get the great image quality, sharp details and excellent resolution and color production. After showing off your Full HD videos, you will be disappointed when you want to import movie from Panasonic G5 to iMovie for further editing and find all MTS files are greyed out. Fortunately, there is an easy way to solve the issue. Find it out here.

There are mainly two reasons why you can not transfer video files from Panasonic G5 iMovie, incuding iMovie 8/9/11. Firstly, the recordings with the codec H.264/MPEG-4 are highly compressed for saving storage space and smooth playback, but the H.264 files are not suitable for editing, so editing H.264 MTS files in iMovie is always a headaching problem for editors. Secondly, up to now, iMovie can not always successfully recognize footages at 60fps (60p). So if you want to ingest 60p AVCHD footage to iMovie, you will sometimes meet the importing problem.

If you're in such a situation, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Since Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) is the the most compatible codec introduced by App which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, the common practise for Panasonic G5 MTS workflow with iMovie is, get a Mac AVCHD to AIC Converter and transcode Canon Panasonic G5 .mts footage to AIC MOV, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode Panasonic LUMIX G5 MTS to AIC MOV in detail.

How to Convert Panasonic G5 60p footage for Editing in iMovie smoothly

Step 1: Download, install and run Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, and then click the "Add" button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a Panasonic G5 video converter under Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11, Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, DNxHD for Avid MC, etc. and it works well and converts flawlessly.

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Step 2: Click the Format box and select iMovie --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format.

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Tip: Please set 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps for users in NTSC area and 25fps in PAL area as video bitrate to get the best video quality. If you want to get a smaller ones, please decrease the video size from 1920*1080 to 1440*1080 or 1280*720.

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Step 3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac iMovie AIC Converter will start transcode Panasonic G5 MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11 on Mac.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies..., to import the converted 60p AVCHD footage into iMovie; prepare for editing. You will find that it's just a piece of cake to edit Panasonic G5 60p video files in iMovie.

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