Monday, June 3, 2013

Import Panasonic TZ30 AVCHD MTS to iMovie/FCE without losing quality

In this article you can get a brief instruction about how to transcode Panasonic DMC-TZ300 AVCHD MTS footage to iMovie and FCE editable formats on Mac (Yosemite and Mavericks included).

Thx to Panasonic new Lumix DMC-TZ30 (also known as the DMC-ZS20 in the USA), professional photographers or amateurs would love to travel around, take stunning pictures and record video footages due to its 20x 24-480mm lens, 14.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor, 1080p Full HD movies at 50/60fps, 3 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen and fast burst shooting at 10fps with continuous auto-focus. While if you want to import your recorded AVCHD MTS footage in iMovie or FCE for editing, you might be disappointed because AVCHD is not natively supported by iMovie and FCE. It's better you could find a Mac AVCHD MTS Video Converting program to transcode TZ30 AVCHD MTS footage to iMovie and FCE acceptable AIC MOV format.

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How to transcode Panasonic DMC-TZ300 AVCHD footage to iMovie and FCE editable formats on Mac?

Step 1. Copy AVCHD folder from Panasonic DMC-TZ30 camcorder onto hard disk, and drag 1080p AVCHD .mts files to this top Pavtube Mac AVCHD to iMovie/FCE Converter.

Step 2. Click "Format" button, then select "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the best output format for iMovie and FCE.

Tips: You could click "Settings" icon to set output parameters, like set up the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 so you could get best video quality for converting DMC-TZ30 AVCHD footage to AIC for iMovie/FCE on Mac for further editing.

Step 4. Click "Convert" button to transfer Panasonic TZ30 MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE AIC on Mac immediately.

Tips: Before conversion, you can make some settings or editings like merging videos, trimming videos, adding watermark and so on.

After a successful conversion, click "Open" button on program main UI to locate and move the generated AIC MOV files into iMovie or FCE for editing.

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