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Convert Panasonic HC-V700/500 AVCHD 1080p files to AIC for iMovie on Mac OS

    After the amazing 3MOS camcorder HC-X900, Panasonic surprise the photographers with its new 1MOS HC-V700 and HC-V500. Except some differences, they all feature a compact "easy to take" body to make them more convenient to carry anywhere, an ultra-telephoto zoom, wide-angle lenses, and Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.), increased by pressing and holding the O.I.S. Lock indication on the LCD screen, to control blur caused by a shaky hand.

    As the top-of-line 1MOS comcorders, HC-V700 AND HC-V500 are capable of shooting 1920 x 1080/60p high-definition video, which conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. Fast-moving subjects, such as in sports scenes, are smoothly recorded. The progressive recording fully complies with the AVCHD Progressive standard. With a convenient LCD touch screen display with intuitive touch control, you can easily see what you record immediately. It also features a mini HDMI output for playing back footage in Full HD on your compatible HDTV. When you want to import HC-V700/500 AVCHD 1080p files to iMovie, the incompatibility notice will jump out. Although the special iFrame makes it easier for editing and compatible with iMovie, its 960x540 30fps limitation disappoints the HD-inclined users.

    As we all know, the perfect codec for iMovie is Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC). To solve the problem, you need to convert 1080p MTS/M2TS files to AIC on Mac. Here is the highly recommended AVCHD to AIC Converter on Mac, even the latest Mac OS Mountain Lion, which can help you with the AVCHD to AIC conversion without quality loss. It can not only help you convert 1080p MTS/M2TS files to AIC, but also capable of merging several videos into one file, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos, thus it will be on the top of your list.

    Now, let's start to import HC-V700/500 AVCHD 1080p files to iMovie with the help of AVCHD to AIC Converter step by step on Mac OS.

    Step1: Import HC-V700/500 1080p MTS/M2TS files to to the top AVCHD to AIC Converter for Mac.
    Connect the HC-V700/500 to your Apple with USB2.0. Launch the AVCHD to AIC Converter for Mac and then click the adding button to import your 1080p MTS/M2TS files. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert. If your MTS/M2TS have already been transferred to your Apple hard drive, you can easily drag them to the converter.
    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: Select an output format for iMovie and set the output folder.
    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. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

    Step 3: Click on the “Settings” icon to adjust audio and video parameters.
    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, video size as 1920*1080 and keep 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing in iMovie.

    Step4: Start to convert 1080p MTS/M2TS files to AIC with 30fps and 5.1 channels on Mac.
    Click the “Convert” button; it will convert 1080p MTS/M2TS files to AIC on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.

    After you transcode Panasonic V700/500 AVCHD files to AIC for iMovie, you are able to import HC-V700/500 AVCHD 1080p files to iMovie via clicking on “Import” button effortlessly. Now you can easily do your futher editing with iMovie.

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