Panasonic's Lumix G5 Digital Camera with Lumix G Vario 14-42mm Lens is finally in stock after having been expected for so many days. If you have got the G5 in hand and tried to shoot with it, you will definitely be surprised by the fantanstic photo and video performance since you can get the great image quality, sharp details and excellent resolution and color production. After showing off your Full HD videos, you will be disappointed when you want to import Panasonic G5 1080p AVCHD footages to iMovie and find all MTS files are greyed out, which means that iMovie can not recognize your MTS files.
What causes the incompatibility problem of iMovie and Panasonic Lumix G5 footages?
There are mainly two reasons why you can not transfer AVCHD files from Lumix G5 to iMovie, incuding iMovie 8/9/11. Firstly, the recordings with the codec H.264/MPEG-4 are highly compressed for saving storage space and smooth playback, but the H.264 files are not suitable for editing, so editing H.264 MTS files in iMovie is always a headaching problem for editors. Secondly, up to now, iMovie can not always successfully recognize footages at 60fps. So if you want to put 1080/60p files to iMovie, you will sometimes meet the importing problem.
How can the importing problem be solved without any loss of original quality
To sovle the importing problem, the first thing you should know is that Apple InterMediate Codec is the most compatible video format with iMovie. Thus, you need a powerful and professional AVCHD to iMovie Converter to convert 1080/60p AVCHD to AIC MOV. Here recommended the best MTS Converter for Mac, applying which you are not only able to transcode 1080/60p AVCHD files to 1080/30p MOV files with AIC codec, but also capable of combining several clips into one for easy importing/editing in iMovie, trimming videos, adding text/image/video as watermarks to your original files, replacing audios, adjusting brightness/contast/saturation of the imported files, etc.
Step-by-step guide on AVCHD to AIC MOV conversion
Step 1: Get the free MTS Converter for Mac and install it on your Mac. Run it and import your 1080/60p AVCHD footages from Lumix G5 to it.
Step 2: Click the Format box and select iMovie --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Tip: Please set 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. If you want to get a smaller ones, please decrease the video size from 1920*1080 to 1440*1080 or 1280*720.
Step 4: Click the arrow button to transcode Panasonic Lumix G5 1080/60p AVCHD footages to iMovie immediately.
After the AVCHD to AIC MOV conversion is 100% completed, you can now import the converted MOV files to iMovie with original quality. Except for making 1080/60p files editable in iMovie, the versatile AVCHD Converter is also a useful and wonderful converting tool for importing Panasonic Lumix G5 1080/60p files to Final Cut Pro, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, etc. If you are interested and want to get more info, please go to the MTS Converter for Mac.
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