While you are still surprised at Panasonic LX5's full manual controls for enthusiast photogs, superb image quality, and beautiful Leica-styling to boot, the new Lumix LX7 comes out and succeeds in grabbing eyes of photgraphers and shutterbugs. It features a fully redesigned 24mm ultra-wide angle LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX lens with 3.8x optical zoom, great Venus Engine as you’ll also find featured on the LUMIX G5, a new 1/1.7-inch 10.1-megapixel MOS Sensor, and its capability of Full HD 1080 60p/50p video recording with Power O.I.S. All these fantastic features make Panasonic's Lumix LX7 one of the highly-regarded compact comeras this year. But there is nothing perfect. After many tests, a problem has been found while importing Panasonic LX7 AVCHD to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.
Some of other cameras/camcorders users, I believe, have met the same problem while transferring AVCHD files to Premiere Pro. You may get an error message as "The file has unsupported compression type" or "Codec not supported". According to the error message, you can get that the problem lies in the codec of the imported files. Panasonic Lumix LX7 records high resolution full-HD 1,920x1,080 60p videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format, the codec of which is great for streaming or playing, but it is so highly compressed, thus not perfect for editing. So you will find that AVCHD files, actually the H.264 files are rejected by many NLEs. Although Adobe has tried best to make AVCHD footages work with its Premiere Pro CS5.5 and the latest CS6, it always some incompatiblity problem reproted. The best solution to the problem is proved to be a MTS file converter, which is able to convert MTS to MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, since MPEG-2 is proved to be the most friendly video format for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.
Here recommended the top MTS Converter for Premiere Pro CS5.5, applying which you can get your AVCHD footages from Panasonic LX7 converted to MPEG-2 with original quality. Follow the listed four-step AVCHD to MPEG-2 conversion, you can put 1080p MTS files in Premiere Pro without any problem.
Step 1: Load .mts files from LX7 or .m2ts files, if you have copied them to your Mac, to the MTS to MPEG-2 Converter;
Step 2: Click the Format box and you will get a drop-down menu, on which you can select Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Vegas --> MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as export.
Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters in Profile Settings. You can change the default codec, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.
Step 4: Click the arrow button on the main interface to start transcoding AVCHD files from Panasonic LX7 to MPEG-2 for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5.
When the MTS to MPEG-2 conversion is 100% completed, you can edit your Panasonic LX7 recordings in Premiere Pro CS5.5 or CS6 easily and effortlessly.
Other features of the Mac MTS Converter:
1. Joining files: Tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Deinterlacing 1080i: Click Edit and select "deinterlacing" in the Effect. It has been chosen as default.
3. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
4. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
5. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
6. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
Besides, the MTS/M2TS Converter can also make AVCHD footages work with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, etc. Even if you want to change your editing software, the professional converting tool will always be helpful to you. If you want to get more info, please go to the MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
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