Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is capable of recording Full HD video in either the AVCHD Progressive or MP4 formats. Frame rates depend on your region - the European model records AVCHD at 50 fps and MP4 at 25fps, while the US model runs at 60 fps and 30 fps respectively. The lens can zoom and refocus during recording too. Have you been one of the LX7 users? Ever tried to edit your Panasonic LX7 AVCHD footages with some common Mac tools like FCP, iMovie, FCE…
If you have ever used iMovie to edit, you will find they could support AIC (Apple InterMediate Codec) directly, but refuse the importing of AVCHD. The most common explanation is both the container and codec of AVCHD are too difficult to handle. Is there another way to import Panasonic Lumix LX7 AVCHD to iMovie?
Of course, you can edit 1080p MTS in iMovie if you get the Panasonic AVCHD Converter for iMovie to transcode AVCHD to iMovie’s compatible format on Mac.
Let’s have a brief knowledge of this professional Mac MTS/M2TS Converter:
1. Transcode AVCHD footages shot by Panasonic as well as Sony, Canon, Leica…
2. Convert AVCHD(.mts/.m2ts) to AIC, ProRes, DVCPRO, MOV, etc
3. Lossless merge/join MTS, M2TS files, AVCHD clips
4. Trim, crop and add special effects to AVCHD/AVCHD Lite
Now, follow the step-by-step guide on transcoding Panasonic DMC-LX7 1080 50p/60p MTS/M2TS for iMovie 11/9/8 on Mac:
Step 1: You can directly add AVCHD to the Mac AVCHD Converter from Panasonic Lumix LX7 or from local disc if you’ve moved MTS files to Mac.
Tip: If you wanna join MTS/M2TS files for easier editing on Mac, please check the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2: Click on Format --> Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format.
Step 3: Click on Settings to adjust audio and video parameters including video size, video frame rate, bitrate, sample rate, audio channel.
Tip: For 1080/60p recordings, 1920*1080 video size, 30fps video frame rate are the most suitable settings. For 1080/50p videos, you are recommended to set 25fps as video frame rate.
Step 4: The last step comes to convert Panasonic LX7 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie via clicking the Convert button.
When conversion’s done, you will directly load the exported AIC to iMovie for special editing freely without quality loss.
1. When you get the 2012 second-half new Panasonic Lumix cameras like Panasonic FZ200, FZ60(FZ62), this Mac AVCHD Converter will be your best choice to do the AVCHD conversion task.
2. If you wanna lean more about the above recommended tool, please link to Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
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