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September 27, 2013

Tricks for Editing Panasonic HDC-TM900 footage in iMovie smoothly

Summary: Have some1080/50p 60p AVCHD from Panasonic TM900 but got error when importing to iMovie? In this article, we quickly walk you through the most effective way for getting Panasonic TM900 footage into iMovie 08/09/11.



Ever have experienced Panasonic's TM90, the top-of-the-line High Definition Camcorder? With it, you can record Full HD .mts clips at 1080/60p or 50p mode. While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when importing TM900 60p/50p AVCHD footage to iMovie(even with the latest iMovie 11). If you’re in such a situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Panasonic TM900 1080 50P/60P AVCHD footage and iMovie 08/09/11 to work beautifully.

The reason that you can’t successfully ingest those recorded AVCHD footages on 1080 60P/50P format to iMoive is that currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in Apple’s iMovie program. In order to import Panasonic HDC-TM900 AVCHD footage into iMovie for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 60p/50p MTS to AIC .mov format first, which is a native format for iMovie. It’s a great way to achieve your goal smoothly. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode Panasonic TM900AVCHD Footage to AIC MOV in detail.

Converting Panasonic TM900 AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11

The quick workaround is to use the easy-to-use yet professional app called Brorosft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which can be used as a Panasonic AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8). It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MTS to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV for iMovie, and it works well and converts flawlessly. Below is how.

Step 1: After launching the MTS to iMovie Converter on Mac, load your AVCHD footage to it from your Camcorder. If necessary, you can click the button "Merge into one" to join several MTS videos to one file.



Step 2: Click "format" to open the output format drop-up list to select "iMovie and Final Cut Express--> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov)" as the output format for Mac iMovie.



Tip: You may as well click Settings to set video size to 1920*1080, frame rate to 30fps for easy editing.



Step 3: Click Convert button to start to convert Panasonic HDC-TM900 AVCHD to AIC .mov for iMovie.

Once the conversion completes, simply click “Open” button to get the converted videos. And now you can bring the Panasonic TM900 60p AVCHD footage into iMovie for smooth editing.

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