Panasonic LX7 Full 1080p HD AVCHD footage to iMovie

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Panasonic LX7 Full 1080p HD AVCHD footage to iMovie

Postby jacknjchn » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:55 am

[size="4"]Sometimes you took the Panasonic HDC-LX7 Handycam on your tourism, and you want to assemble all the clips into a movie using some editing software like iMovie on Mac back home, but you are confused how to import Panasonic LX7 mts footages to mac editing with imovie. Here is the solution. Keep Reading...[/size]

The Panasonic LX7 is a great piece of kit in a very compact body. The addition of the manual aperture ring since the previous model gives it an added edge over many rivals, as does the Leica lens and zippy auto focus.The LX7 has had a definitive video upgrade since its predecessor so that you can now record full 1080p HD AVCHD footage at 50 fps. Alternatively you can opt for recording in MP4 format at 25fps. The placement of the mics on the centre of the top panel is also good news for steadier audio when recording.
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iMovie is a video editing software application which allows Mac users to edit their own home movies. It was originally released by Apple in 1999 as a Mac OS 8 application bundled with the first FireWire-enabled Macintosh model. Since version 3, iMovie has been a Mac OS X only application bundled in the iLife suite of Macintosh applications.

AVHCD is the HD standard for full-size consumer camcorders like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC, etc. Using Mac, you may have known that iMovie claims to support most of the popular HD cam. But pratically speaking, importing AVCHD to iMovie might be tricky, due to the version of iMovie, your Mac processor (PowerPC- or older Intel-based Mac don't support AVCHD editing) , and the model of camcorder.

I have recorded many HD footages from Panasonic LX7 camera, so now i am trying to convert my MTS files from the LX7 to iMovie friendly format like MOV with a professional Video Converter for Mac called Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which will maximally preserve the quality of the original AVCHD footage. Download it and then Follow me, please.

[size="4"]Converting Pansonic Lumix LX7 MTS files to edit in iMovie
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1. Import AVCHD MTS videos to the software

Once run the Mac MTS to iMovie Converter, you can click "Add Video" button (or "Add from folder") to load AVCHD MTS source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

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2. Select "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output format for iMovie

Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". By the way, the Mac AVCHD Converter also supports output Apple ProRes format for using in Final Cut Pro.

Tips – Adjust audio and video settings

The Mac iMovie MTS Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding AVCHD files to iMovie AIC. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

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3. Start the conversion process

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding Panasonic LX7 MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated QuickTime AIC .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted MTS files in iMovie for further editing.

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