Summary: If you are planning to edit Lumix TZ60 50p/60p AVCHD files on your Mac through iMovie or FCE, you may find iMovie/FCE can not handle TZ60 50p/60p MTS clips smoothly. To be able to make iMovie/FCE recognize Lumix TZ60 50p/60p MTS clips without glitches, you’d better transcode them to a Mac friendly format before editing in iMovie/FCE. This post displays the detailed steps required to do that.
Panasonic’s Lumix TZ60 Digital Camera is capable of recoding Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 high-resolution videos at 50p (for PAL area) or 60p (for NTSC area) in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. The progressive Full HD movie recording capability makes it possible to reproduce subjects with fast motion or fine details even more clearly.
If you are planning to edit Lumix TZ60 50p/60p AVCHD files on your Mac through iMovie or FCE, you may find iMovie/FCE can not handle TZ60 50p/60p MTS clips smoothly. Then you may ask, “How can I import Lumix TZ60 50p/60p AVCHD MTS to iMovie/FCE without glitches?” Well, to be able to let iMovie/FCE accept Lumix TZ60 50p/60p MTS clips without issues, you will need to transcode TZ60 50p/60p AVCHD footage to an iMovie/FCE friendly format before editing, like Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC). By using Video Converter for Mac, you can finish Lumix TZ60 AVCHD to AIC Conversion in simple steps with lossless quality.
How to convert Lumix TZ60 50p/60p AVCHD MTS to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie and FCE?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as an Panasonic TZ60 Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
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 Panasonic TZ60 MTS to MOV conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start Panasonic TZ60 50p/60p AVCHD to iMovie/FCE 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 or Final Cut Express with optimum performance.
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.
Convert Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD MTS files for use in FCE
Sony a5100 and iMovie/FCE: convert a5100 footage to MOV
Importing Panasonic AF100 AVCHD footage to Final Cut Pro
How to transcode Canon EOS C500 MXF files to AIC for iMovie?