November 7, 2013
The AVCHD format was updated to AVCHD Version 2.0 in 2011, to support additional specifications. AVCHD 2.0 now supports high-definition 3D movies (MVC format) and 1080/60p, 50p video. (The 60p video is for NTSC products only and the 50p video is for PAL products only.) For instance, Panasonic HC-X920 3MOS Ultrafine Full HD Camcorder features recording three 1/2.3″ BSI MOS sensors for recording Full HD 1080/60p AVCHD 2.0 video. The top quality mode offers 1080p Full HD at 50 frames per second, with a data rate of 28Mbits/sec. However, it is not easy to convert panasonic HC-X920 60P AVCHD 2.0 to iMovie 13.
1080 60p Recording is a different characteristic that tends to let these photographers make a decision to purchase one in hand in that the quality of this type of recordings’ image is additional saturated and vivid. Though the video quality is really effectively identified, The 1080 60P AVCHD 2.0 has not been adopted as an acceptable format by iMovie, FCP, QuickTime, etc. In general, iMovie 11 and earlier will transcode AVCHD into AIC, greatly increasing file size, reducing video quality and wasting a lot of time in the process. The new iMovie 13 can handle native AVCHD without transcoding, but the AVCHD clip play back from the timeline though may very choppy. You must have a fast GPU in order to effectively edit 1080 60P or it will be annoying. So here introduces Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can easily bring HC-X920 60P AVCHD 2.0 to iMovie 11/13.
Below is a step-to-step tutorial to transcode HC-X920/X929 60P AVCHD 2.0 to iMovie 13.
Step1: Import or drag & drop HC-X920 AVCHD 2.0 MTS/M2TS
Click “add video” or “add folder”. You can also drag & drop directly. This program supports batch conversion and it’s easy for you to convert several MTS files at one time. Here you can easily capture images when preview.
Step2. Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.
You can directly enter iMovie in the search bar, fast. The user-friendly AVCHD 2.0 MTS to iMovie Converter will take less than 30 seconds to select format in this step.
Step3. Click the Settings to set audio and video profile
Click the “Settings” button to adjust output profile settings. Here your can adjust bitrates, encode, frame rate, resolution, aspect ratio, sample rate, channels, etc.
Before you transcode HC-X920 AVCHD 2.0 to iMovie 11/13, you are also allowed to do initial editing via “editor tool” in the main interface. The supported video editing operations are: trimming, cropping, appending artistic visual effects, adding watermarks and load subtitles to the videos.
Step4. Convert 1080 60p footage to Apple Intermediate Codec MOV
Click “Conversion” icon, the panasonic HC-X920/X929 AVCHD 2.0 MTS to iMovie 13 Converter will run conversion fast. With just a click on “Open output folder”, you can locate the export MOV easily. Then there will be no problem to import and edit converted AVCHD 2.0 video in iMovie 11/13.
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