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Solve importing problem of Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19 AVCHD videos to iMovie '11


    The Panasonic ZS19 is essentially a ZS20 without a GPS receiver. Other minor differences are it's available only in black (versus four colors for the ZS20), it's 4 grams lighter, and it has more internal memory available for image storage (77MB vs 12). The software bundle also does not include mapping software for obvious reasons. Otherwise it's identical to the ZS20 in features and performance.

    Product Features
    14.1 megapixels
    3.0" TFT Touch Screen LCD Display
    POWER O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) suppresses the low-frequency vibration hand-shake component, which is physically generated when pressing the shutter button or when shooting at night with a slow shutter speed
    Multi-process Noise Reduction applies optimum noise reduction according to the brightness of the part of the image
    Active Mode effectively suppresses blur in video recording especially at wide angle

    The Panasonic ZS19 can capture movies at up to 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution or below, using either AVCHD compression for high-def movies. 1080/60p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. Whereas interlacing requires two images to produce a complete picture, the progressive method records a single image as a complete picture. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images. Owing to this feature, most of edit tools can not support AVCHD 60p/50p footages well. While importing these footages in editors, many persons will meet some problems as the below user.

    "Hello, I have tried to import video clips from my Panasonic Lumix ZS19 to iMovie. I'm not sure if the fact that the Mac is reading the camera as an SD card has anything to do with this, but it is an annoyance because I cannot edit any of the video clips from this camera on my Mac by even manually selecting the video clips from the SD card, because they are grayed out."

    Don't you think it's annoying? Well, here is a solution for you to get rid of the situation. As we all know, the best format for iMovie editing is Apple InterMediate Codec(*.mov). So we just need to find a Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19 Converter to transcode the clips from Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19 to AIC. Then you can edit these files easily.

    Below is a simple instruction for you to transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19 recordings to iMovie'11.


    Step 1: Install and run the best MTS Converter for Mac you have found. Import Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19 footages to the converter.

    Step 2: Click "format" bar to choose the compatible output format for iMovie .
    Click "iMovie and Final Cut Express-Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the best format for editing AVCHD MTS files in iMovie smoothly.
    Tip: You can tap the "Browse" button on the main interface to choose the place where you want to save your converted file on your mac.

    Step 3: You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps.
    1. If the clips are recorded as 50fps(PAL), then 25 frame rate is the best choice for you.
    2. Channel in Settings should be Stereo.

    Step 4: Click conversion button to start converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19 60p AVCHD to AIC on Mac OS X.

    When the conversion is at 100%, you can get the converted videos via tapping the "Open" button on the main interface for iMovie'11 editing.

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