How can I work with Panasonic HC-270 1080 60p MTS files in iMovie smoothly? If you came upon issues importing Panasonic HC-270 1080 60p .mts video to iMovie, you may have interest in this post. It presents a workaround to transcode Panasonic HC-270 1080 60p AVCHD footage to AIC .mov for use in iMovie with optimum performance.
Needed to transcode Panasonic HC-270 1080 60p MTS into Apple Intermediate Codec maintaining original quality
“Hi, guys, I need your help. iMovie’ 11 will not import 1080 60p AVCHD videos directly from my Panasonic HC-270. Is there any workaround to make them editable in iMovie’11? Some said I need to copy the video files to the hard drive and then rewrap the 1080 60p (.mts) videos into QuickTime (.mov) movies, using third party video converter. So here’s my question, what’s the best program to rewrapping Panasonic HC-270 1080 60p MTS files into Apple Intermediate Codec without losing much quality?
If you are looking for a converter to convert Panasonic HC-270 1080 60p AVCHD MTS files to iMovie preferred AIC .mov format without too much quality loss, you can give HD Video Converter for Mac a shot. Here’s the details.
[Guide] How to encode Panasonic HC-270 1080 60p AVCHD MTS files to AIC for iMovie editing?
With this converter program installed, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode 1080-60p footage shot on HC-270 for editing in non-linear editing systems (NLE) like iMovie, Final Cut Pro 7/X, DaVinci Resolve, Edius, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer and more with optimum performance. Just download & install it and keep reading for a brief how-to on each process.
To do this:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional Panasonic HC-270 AVCHD to iMovie Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.
Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
For the purpose of converting Panasonic HC-270 1080 60p AVCHD MTS files for use in iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This format is suitable for use in iMovie and the discontinued Final Cut Express.
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: Adjust 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: Click ‘Convert’ to start Panasonic HC-270 1080 60p AVCHD MTS files to MOV conversion.
Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated QuickTime files for using in iMovie or with optimum performance.
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