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Old May 18, 2011, 04:46 AM
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Default Convert/Edit Panasonic FZ100 1080i MTS to Apple AIC or HD MOV for FCE on Mac without

Convert/Edit Panasonic FZ100 1080i MTS to Apple AIC or HD MOV for FCE on Mac without Interlacing Issue

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 records videos in 1920×1080 full HD movie format. The Creative Movie mode with shutter speed makes it perfect to shoot fast-moving subject. When you connect FZ100 to iMac, the Apple computer does not recognize the Lumix AVCHD files. And when you try to import the FZ100 AVCHD movies to FCP,FCE, Final Cut may shut down immediately or pop up error message. So how can you backup the movies on Mac and edit AVCHD Lite on Mac Final Cut Express any time you want?
After googling the workflow for playing AVCHD Lite videos on Mac, you will find Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is the recommended Mac Lumix video converter, which converts AVCHD Lite to Mac compatible MOV for Final Cut Express/FCE 4 with Apple MOV Codec. With the Mac Lumix video converter, it is also easy to merge and combine video clips into a single file for continuous playback.

If you face problem Importing/Editing Panasonic Lumix FZ100 Full HD AVCHD 1080i videos in Final Cut Express/FCE 4, the following steps would help to some extend.

Step 1. Load Lumix videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 to Apple iMac with the in-box USB cable, copy and transfer the 1080i AVCHD .mts files from directory like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM to the Apple hard drive disk. Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 video converter on Mac, and click the “Add” button to load AVCHD Lite .mts videos.

Step 2. Choose Apple AIC codec or HD MOV for Final Cut Express.
Click the "Format" option and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. The Mac Lumix FZ100 AVCHD converter will convert Panasonic Lumix 1080i M2TS to HD MOV with H.264 as video codec. You may also choose QuickTime Movie Format > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) as output format with high quality for Final Cut Express 4.Click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size.

Step 3. Convert Panasonic 1080i MTS videos to Apple AIC codec or HD MOV for FCE.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Panasonic Lumix AVCHD to MOV converter will start converting Lumix FZ100 AVCHD Lite to Apple MOV for edit on Final Cut Express.
When the conversion is done, just import the output videos to FCE to enjoy fast editing without rendering in video or audio.

1. To join and combine the AVCHD Lite video clips into one file, just tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Panasonic FZ100 joiner will combine the videos on list to output one video file.
2. If you are using other Lumix cameras like DMC-LX5/TZ10, GH1, FT1, ZS7/TZ10, the Mac Video converter also work for you.For other Panasonic camcorders like HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, SD60/HS60,TM900/SD900/HS900/SD800 you can use the Mac Panasonic video converter or have a look at the Aunsoft Panasonic camcorder column for more information.