This post introduces an easy-to-use and affordable Lumix AVCHD Converter for Mac to help you convert Panasonic DMC-LX100 footage to AIC .mov and ProRes .mov for editing in iMovie and FCP X fluidly.
I needed to convert the MTS files from Panasonic LX100 for editing in iMovie
“Someone shot some 60p AVCHD video for us in high definition using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 camera and I needed to convert the MTS file in order to use it for editing on Mac iMovie. I tried several converters, but couldn’t find one that could do what I wanted with good quality. Some of them produced files with terrible image, and others converted the audio a few frames behind the video no matter what settings I tried. So my question is, is there a very easy to use Lumix MTS Converter for Mac that could work perfectly for me (convert seamlessly)? Any recommendations? Thanks a lot.”
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 digital camera is able to film 4K Ultra HD Video at 30/24 fps in MP4 format as well as Full HD Video at 60fps in MP4 or AVCHD format. If you are having any issues while editing LX100 footage in Mac iMovie or FCPX, you can use Video Converter for Mac to do format conversion. This converter program features optimal format options for iMovie and FCP X, and adopts advanced video and audio in sync technology which avoid audio and video slipping out of sync.
User reviews on Video Converter for Mac
“Incredibly fast conversion and user selectable quality! Very satisfied!! I also love the way I am able to make the video quality brighter or darker and adjust the contrast.” – Markus
“Bought the video converter a couple of days ago. This is a great program and does exactly what I was looking for. Tried quit a few converters, some would not even run on my MacBook Pro but yours is tops.” – Jeff
“I found it very useful for transform my HD videos (.mts, .mxf). Mac users have big problems with all the video formats, but with your software I can convert every kind of video in a Mac compatible version. Very easy and complete variety of video formats.” – Julio
How to convert Lumix LX100 AVCHD files to iMovie and FCP X editable files with lossless quality?
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as a Panasonic LX100 Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Panasonic LX100 MTS video for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
To transcode Panasonic LX100 60p AVCHD files for FCP X, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is also workable in its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
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 LX100 video 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 or ProRes MOV files for editing in iMovie or FCP X with optimum performance.
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.
Review: What’s the best AVCHD MTS Converter for Mac?
Import & edit EOS 7D Mark II HD video in iMovie, FCE, FCP X
How to import and edit Panasonic G5 AVCHD video in FCP X?
How to import Panasonic Lumix G5 60p AVCHD to iMovie/FCE?