With great video quality and a healthy amount of storage for a reasonable price, the Panasonic AG-HMC40 is a smart choice for anyone planning to use their camcorder often. Like many other AVCHD digital camcorders, it supports users to record 1080i high-definition video-recording at 50 frames per second, with a top bit rate of 24Mbps. It helps users record their memory in full HD; while, the issue started to bother users when they loading AVCHD from HMC40 to Mac for further editing with iMovie.
There is always some problem of importing process in the first beginning or about the unexpected crash issue, or the output files have some strange artifacts. Anyway, edit native AVCHD in iMovie is not that smooth. So, if you want import Panasonic HMC40 into iMovie for editing smoothly, you’d better convert Panasonic HMC40 MTS/M2TS to iMovie friendly format first.
As you know, Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the most compatible format for iMovie. Thus, this professional AVCHD to AIC Converter will be your best choice to convert Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie on Mac with a fast and lossless conversion.
Before start the conversion, let’s have a brief knowledge of this top 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
Tutorial: Convert Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCHD to iMovie on Mac
Step 1: Load MTS/M2TS files
Run the MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and there are two ways to import videos to the program: you can directly capture video recordings from HMC40 camcorder to the program or you can browser videos from your computer.
Step 2: Choose AIC codec with 1080 video size
Click the "Format" option, and select Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the exported video format. Click the "Settings" button and choose 1920*1080 from the drop-down box of video size to keep HD resolution. For easy editing in iMovie, you need to set the video frame rate as 30fps.
Step 3: Convert Panasonic AVCHD to iMovie conversion
Click the convert button, the Mac Panasonic AVCHD converter will start to transcode Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCHD to AIC .mov for iMovie 11/9/8 on Mac OS X.
After converting and merging the Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCHD files, just import the output files to iMovie. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.
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