Convert 1080p avchd video shot with Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30/ZS20 for editing in iMovie on Mac

One Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac User's Review:

"I purchased a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ30 last fall for our music department because of it's superior "bang for the buck" and much to my dismay it is not natively compatible with imovie. After searching the internet I found Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac. I have downloaded the trial version and using it online instructions am very pleased with the top mts converter for mac."

Panasonic's Lumix DMC-ZS20 (or TZ30 comes with a couple of noise reduction features, resulting in crisper shots, while the speedier, 120-frames-per-second autofocus system is capable of locking in on objects within a tenth of a second. Not only that, it can shoot 1080p AVCHD video at 60 fps, in addition to 1080p MP4 recording at 30 fps.

But while we trying to imput Panasonic ZS20 1080/60P AVCHD to iMovie, the iMovie 8/9/11 can not compitable well with these AVCHD files. WHY?

Actually, we know that 60p/50p a non-standard format. Most NLE cannot accept the 60p/50p files directly. So in order to get theses Full HD AVCHD files fully compatible with Mac tools FCP/iMovie/FCE, we need to convert 60p/50p AVCHD to the most compatible video codec for them on Mac.

Thus, Brorsoft Mac AVCHD Converter is the most important tool in the problem-solving process, applying which you can get your 60p/50p AVCHD files converted to 30p/25p files in ProRes for FCP, AIC for iMovie and FCE with high quality by following listed steps.

Full Guide:

Step 1: Download the MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and install it on your Mac, then load files from Panasonic DMC-TZ30 to it.

Step 2: Click the Format bar and select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro; select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec as the export format for iMovie or FCE.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need. We recommend 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.

Step 4: Click the Convert button and start the Panasonic TZ30 1080P AVCHD to iMovie conversion on Mac OS X immediately.

After the conversion, get the output files via clicking the Open button. You can transfer Lumix ZS20/TZ30 AVCHD contents to iMovie/FCE without any problem.

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