Best way to convert GH3 footage to iMovie editable files

Summary: If you are shooting with a Panasonic Lumix GH3 camera, you will find the GH3 is able to record 1080p AVCHD footage at 60 fps, which iMovie can not recognize as import. To be able to import Panasonic GH3 60p AVCHD to iMovie for editing, format conversion is inevitable. This post displays the best way to convert GH3 footage to iMovie editable files in detail.

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“I’m a professional ‘stills’ photographer using the Canon EOS 5D Mark III & EOS 7D cameras. My video needs are mainly for personal use, which is why I use the Panasonic GH3 for the video quality. I edit on iMovie and GH3 60p AVCHD was not ‘iMovie Friendly’. So I had to make a decision to convert GH3 60p MTS clips to QuickTime MOV for use in iMovie. I’ve tried several converter programs, but they always have problems one or another. I needed an easy-to-use GH3 AVCHD Video Converter for Mac that has the ability to get the video and audio to sync when converting GH3 mts files? Any recommendations?”

If you have to convert GH3 mts footage to a format that is friendly with iMovie, you can try out Video Converter for Mac, which works well as a Panasonic GH3 Video Converter for Mac, featuring optimal Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) preset for use in iMovie. In addition to converting GH3 AVCHD files, it is also able to convert video files in format of MOV, MP4, MXF, DV, AVI, MKV, TS, and so on to whatever format you need for editing or playing.

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Panasonic GH3 Video Converter for Mac

The best way to convert GH3 footage to AIC MOV for iMovie editing

To transcode GH3 1080-60p footage to Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up our Video Converter as a Panasonic GH3 Video Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
GH3 AVCHD Video Converter for Mac

Step 2: From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
best way to convert GH3 footage to iMovie
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Begin Lumix GH3 AVCHD to iMovie AIC conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing with iMovie’11/9/8.

If you don’t want to wait for theentire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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