Importing and using MTS files from Panasonic HS900/SD900 in iMovie/FCE

Summary: Encountered problems when importing Panasonic HS900/SD900 AVCHD mts clips in iMovie 08/09/'11, Final Cut Express for further editing, if so, just follow this article to find the best solution here.

True video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs will find their inspirational match in the new Panasonic HS900/SD900. Offering unparalleled picture quality, HDC-HS900, HDC-SD900 both offer full-HD 1920 x 1080, 50 progressive recording at a 28-Mbps bit rate, which allows the camcorders to conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlaced) recording to produce the ultimate in image quality. However, something turns to be frustrated, FCE/iMovie can’t support 1080 50p/60p .mts which is not a standard format.

The easy workaround to import and edit Panasonic HS900/SD900 videos in iMovie/FCE is to convert the AVCHD MTS files to iMovie/FCE preferred editing format. Brorsoft Panasonic AVCHD Converter Mac comes out to achieve your goal smoothly. This Mac MTS converter features full support for almost all Canon, Sony and Panasonic AVCHD cameras, and it converts Panasonic MTS files to editable format for using in iMovie, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, without visible quality loss and ensures audio and video in perfect synchronization. Below is a simple guide to follow for transcoding Panasonic HS900/SD900 MTS to iMovie/FCE.

How to convert Panaonic HS900/SD900 60p AVCHD to iMovie/Final Cut Express

Step1: Connect the HS900/SD900 to your Apple. Download and install the MTS to AIC Converter for Mac and then click the adding button to import your 1080p MTS/M2TS files.

Tip: If you have multiple 1080p MTS/M2TS files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to merge them into one single file for iMovie so that you can play these files without interruption.

Step2: Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie and FCE.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Note: Set the video frame rate as 30fps(25fps for PAL), video size as 1920*1080 and keep 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing in iMovie, FCE.

Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert 1080p MTS/M2TS files to AIC from Panasonic HS900/SD900 on Mac immediately. You can the find the process in the pop-up “Conversion” window.

After the AVCHD files to AIC conversion completed, you are able to import Panasonic HS900/SD900 AVCHD 1080p files to iMovie, Final Cut Express effortlessly. Now you can easily do your further editing smoothly.

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