Working with Panasonic HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD/MP4 in iMovie

For those who still need to transcode Panasonic HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD/MP4 video for use in iMovie, you may wish to read this post. It presents a quick tutorial guiding you through the process of converting HC-V770 60p AVCHD/MP4 footage to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.
transcode Panasonic HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD/MP4 for iMovie

The Panasonic HC-V770 is a typically feature-rich high-end camcorder from Panasonic. If you don’t feel the need for 4K, the HC-V770 is a great choice. It provides high-quality Full HD video that’s sure to impress. The top resolution of the HC-V770 is 1080p Full HD, running at 50 progressive frames a second. This records at 28Mbits/sec in AVCHD mode and 50Mbits/sec in MP4 mode. The MP4 option also provides the facility to shoot 720p and iFrame, which uses a 960 x 540 resolution (one quarter Full HD) at 25 progressive frames a second and 28Mbits/sec data rate.

Currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format. To be able to import Panasonic HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD/MP4 footage into iMovie for smooth editing, you’d better use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 1080 60p MTS/MP4 clips to AIC .mov format first, which is a native editing format for iMovie. This article will show you how to transcode Panasonic V770 MTS/MP4 to AIC MOV in detail.

Here’s what you need
HD Video Converter for Mac
converting HC-V770 60p AVCHD/MP4 to AIC .mov for iMovie

[Guide] How to rewrap HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD/MP4 video to AIC for iMovie editing?

The steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Video Converter for Mac as a Panasonic HC-V770 Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
import Panasonic HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD/MP4 footage into iMovie

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD/MP4 video files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This codec is also suitable for use in the discontinued FCE.
Panasonic HC-V770 Converter for 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 HC-V770 1080-60p AVCHD/MP4 video files to AIC MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
Tips:If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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