Working with Panasonic Lumix HDC-TM90 AVCHD recordings in iMovie
iMovie '11 is designed to work with a wide range of digital video devices and formats, including tape-based and the tapeless camcorders that record to flash memory, a hard disk drive, or DVD media. However, the latest version of iMovie still does not support many AVCHD (.mts) files. As described by Apple support:
“Some camcorders can capture video footage in multiple formats. If your camcorder has captured video footage in more than one format (including MPEG-2, MPEG-4, or AVCHD), iMovie may only display one of the formats when accessing the footage from the Camera Import window.”
Importing AVCHD clips from AVCHD camcorders like Panasonic Lumix HDC-TM90 requires additional steps- converting/transcoding the AVCHD .mts file into iMovie supported Apple Intermediate codec. Follow the below guide to work with Panasonic Lumix HDC-TM90 AVCHD recordings in iMovie with AVCHD to iMovie Converter
1. Connect Panasonic HDC-TM90 Camcorder to Mac, and transfer HDC-TM90 AVCHD files that you want to deal with onto Mac HDD. The TM90 shootings could be saved as .mts or .mp4 files up to 1080/60p.
2. Get Mac MTS Converter($35) and install it to your computer. Or you may download trial version Mac MTS Converter for restricted use.
3. Run the Mac MTS Converter, click the “Add” button to browse and import HDC-TM90 .mts files.
4. Click the “Format” bar, choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov)” as output video format with Pavtube HDC-TM90 to iMovie Converter
5. Click the “Convert” button and the MTS Converter will start converting HDC-TM90 AVCHD files to AIC .mov clips.
6. When the conversion completes, press “Open” to find encoded files. After Conversion, you can work with HDC-TM90 AVCHD recordings in iMovie natively.
About the Mac MTS Converter:
The software is a great choice for converting AVCHD videos to iMovie/Final Cut Express/Final Cut Pro editable formats. It works with Sony, Panasonic and Canon AVCHD .mts and .m2ts footage. There are various export format for users to choose from, including Apple’s ProRes 422 codec, Intermediate codec and QuickTime codec. It also lets users to convert AVCHD files into common video formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, MKV, MOV, M4V, etc.