Summary: If iMovie doesn’t recognize your Lumix FZ200 1080p60 MTS clips natively or there are other problems that stopped iMovie working with your FZ200 footage, you will need to transcode Lumix DMC-FZ200 AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for use in iMovie’11/9/8. This post tells you how to do format conversion.
“I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 Camera with a 32GB SD card. Last week, my wife took some HD video with it. The video files are 1920 x 1080 pixels at 60p in AVCHD format with .MTS file extension. Now I am trying to upload the FZ200 1080/60p MTS video into iMovie to do basic editing, but when I import from the camera, no videos are recognized. What do I do to get the FZ200 1080p60 MTS video being recognized by iMovie? Would anyone kindly explain a solution to me? Thank you in advance.”
If you import from a camera, iMovie will use Apple Intermediate Codec, so if iMovie doesn’t recognize your FZ200 natively or there are other problems that stopped iMovie working with your FZ200 footage, you will need to transcode Lumix DMC-FZ200 AVCHD to AIC for use in iMovie’11/9/8.
FZ200 1080p60 video issues with iMovie: how can I make iMovie import Lumix FZ200 1080p60 MTS clips?
You can use Video Converter for Mac to convert Lumix DMC-FZ200 1080/60p AVCHD to AIC for use in iMovie’11/9/8 smoothly.
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To be able to transcode Panasonic Lumix FZ200 1080p60 AVCHD to Apple Intermediate Codec for use in iMovie, follow these steps:
1. Install and run Video Converter for Mac as a Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac. The main interface appears as below:
2. Click on ‘Add File’ to add your Lumix FZ200 1080p60 footage to the program.
3. From the Format bar, choose ‘Apple InterMediateCodec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format from ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. Note that the AIC codec is also accepted by Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro (HD 4.5 through 5), but rarely used in Final Cut Pro as of Version 6 since it now uses the ProRes codecs instead of the Apple Intermediate Codec.
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.
4. Click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ window to custom video and audio settings. (for advanced users)
5. When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start transcoding Lumix FZ200 1080p60 AVCHD footage to AIC – the best suited editing format for using within Apple iMovie Version 11, 8, or 9.
6. When the conversion process is complete, click on ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC QuickTime files and open them in iMovie for further editing with optimal performance.