If you are in search of a smooth way to edit Panasonic HC-V130 AVCHD video on Mac through iMovie/FCP X, you may wish to read this post. It presents a workaround to transcode HC-V130 AVCHD footage to a Mac friendly format for use in iMovie/FCP X with optimum performance.
Panasonic HC-V130 is an entry-level camcorder which can be good enough for those that are tired of recording videos with their smartphones. The HC-V130 is capable of recording Full HD 1080p videos in AVCHD format at 5Mbps, 13Mbps, and 17Mbps. In addition to AVCHD format, it also supports video capture in iFrame at 960 x 540/28Mbps and MPEG-4 at 640 x 360 /1.5Mbps.
For those who still need to transcode Panasonic HC-V130 AVCHD video for editing on Mac, you may wish to read the short tutorial below. It presents a workaround to convert HC-V130 1080p AVCHD files to QuickTime movie format for editing in iMovie/FCP X with optimum performance.
How to convert Panasonic HC-V130 AVCHD video for editing on Mac?
Step 1. Install the HC-V130 AVCHD Converter for Mac program and run it. Drag the source files to the software. Or you can also click “Add File” button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program.
Step 2. Hit the ‘Profile’ box to select output format for iMovie and FCP X.
1). To edit Panasonic HC-V130 AVCHD video clips in iMovie, “iMovie/FCE –> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” is the optimal choice.
2). For importing HC-V130 AVCHD video clips to Final Cut Pro X, you can choose “Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov)” as output format.
Step 3. Click ‘Settings’ button to modify video and audio settings (optional)
Step 4. Click the ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding Panasonic HC-V130 AVCHD video to .MOV (AIC for iMovie, ProRes for FCP,) on Mac OS X.
After the conversion is finished, you can easily transfer the converted files into iMovie/FCP X for further editing without any problem.
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