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Lumix is Panasonic‘s brand of digital cameras, ranging from pocket point-and-shoot models to digital SLRs. They are equipped with Leica lenses. And in 2009, Panasonic introduced AVCHD Lite and AVCHD to selected members of its Lumix line of digital cameras.
AVCHD Lite identifies a subset of AVCHD format, in which progressive-scan video is acquired at 30 frames with 720-line resolution. Such a video is recorded in the AVCHD 720p 60 stream by using a flag telling a decoder to play each frame twice. Announced in January 2009, the Panasonic DMC-ZS3/DMC-FT1/DMC-TZ7 digital cameras were the first digital cameras to offer AVCHD-lite movie mode. Since then, Panasonic has added AVCHD-lite to more of its digital cameras, the most typical models is the Lumix DMC series.
However, many nonlinear video editing software on Mac like iMovie 8/9/11, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. can’t perfectly import AVCHD/AVCHD Lite .mts files from Panasonic Lumix Series directly.
To import Panasonic AVCHD Lite MTS files to FCP X/iMovie/Avid/Premiere Pro on mac, you will want to try this Mac Panasonic Lumix AVCHD Converter (20% off now), which is recommended converting software for AVCHD Lite MTS footage. With intuitive interface, you can easily and fast convert Panasonic Lumix DMC AVCHD Lite MTS files to FCP X/iMovie/Avid/Premiere preferred codec using the professional lumix AVCHD Converter. And the latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 is supported, just feel free to try it!
Fast convert Panasonic Lumix DMC series AVCHD Lite MTS files in FCP X/iMovie/Avid/Premiere Pro
Step 1. Connect your Panasonic Lumix DMC Camcorder to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the AVCHD files to Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2. Add Panasonic AVCHD Lite MTS videos to AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Run Pavtube 20% off iMedia Converter for Mac, and click the “Add Files” button to load individuals mts videos; or click “Add from folder” to load the entire folder.
Step 3. Choose editing program compatible format.
Click the “Profile” option, you will find various video formats sorted by different programs/devices. Here are corresponding video formats/codec suited to different editing programs:
FCP X: Final Cut Pro>Apple ProRes 422
iMovie: iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple InterMediate Codec
Avid: Avid Media Composer>Avid DNxHD
Premiere: Adobe Premiere>MPEG-2
Tips: you can click Settings at the bottom to set frame rate, bitrate and so on.
Step 4. Specify output file path. Click on “Browse” and browse to where you’d like to save target video. Now click the bid red Convert. You don’t have to wait aside for that it provides a function to shut down computer for you.
Step 5. Press “Open” to locate result video.
MTS files bite up storage. If you have lots of AVCHD Lite MTS video stored on Mac HDD and are now ending up with plenty of long files with only a few short gems, it is recommended that you use this AVCHD Converter program which works like a charm.
1. iMedia Converter for Mac cannot only load AVCHD Lite MTS files, but also able to convert various video format to each other, moreover it can rip protected blu-rays so that you can enjoy your collections on different devices.
2. Now the windows version is available here: Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate(now are on 20% off).
3. You can also do the conversion with Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac.
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