Summary: In this tutorial you are going to learn some basic knowledge about AVCHD Lite file: what is AVCHD Lite and how to convert it to Mac compatible formats(for FCP, FCE,
If you are new to AVCHD Lite and have no ideal how to deal with it, don’t worry. In this tutorial some basic knowledge about AVCHD Lite file are mentioned:
What is AVCHD Lite file?
AVCHD Lite is a subset of AVCHD format introduced by Panasonic in its Lumix line of digital cameras in 2009 which identifies devices that are capable of 720p/30fps recording only.
How to play AVCHD Lite file on Mac OS X (Mavericks included)?
According my tests, VLC is the most popular way to play AVCHD Lite files. Download VLC media player and run this application. Drag the AVCHD Lite Video to the play list, and then double click it. Now you can play AVCHD Lite video on your Mac.
Tips: You might need to have iLife'08 installed in order to play AVCHD Lite files using VLC. If you can open AVCHD Lite files smoothly with VLC, you can give MPlayer a try.
How to convert AVCHD Lite to FCP, iMovie, FCE, etc Mac compatible video?
Due to wide range of media types, and the different ways manufacturers store video on these media types, not all AVCHD camcorder are compatible with those Mac NLEs, including AVCHD Lite. Thus, you will find it a painful experience to import AVCHD Lite to FCP, iMovie or FCE for further editing. In this case, Brorsoft AVCHD Lite Converter Mac is highly recommended by millions of Mac users to convert AVCHD Lite files to other common video formats. This user-friendly and professional AVCHD Lite Video Converter for Mac could help you convert your AVCHD Lite to MP4, WMV, AVI, QuickTime MOV or convert AVCHD Liter to iMovie, FCP in a few clicks. To transcode AVCHD Lite on Windows PC, please get Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter. Now learn the detailed guide.
Guide: How to Play and Convert AVCHD Lite on Mac
Step 1: Install and launch the AVCHD Lite video converter on Mac and click the "Add" button to load MTS, M2TS files for converting. You can merge several videos into one big file by check "Merge into One File".
Step 2: Select an output format, say MP4, MOV, from the “Common Video” as the output video format. For editing AVCHD Lite in FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro, choose the video editing program as the output format.
Tip: You can tap "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.
Step 3: Click the "Convert" button to start AVCHD Lite to iMovie, FCP, etc. conversion on Mac OS X.
This versatile AVCHD Lite Converter for Mac will just take a very short time to do the conversion. After you have finished converting the AVCHD Lite files, import them to iMovie or FCP to create your masterpiece. During the process, if you are busy with other stuff, you can set "shut down my computer after conversion."
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