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Old Feb 28, 2011, 10:50 PM
jessie3026 jessie3026 is offline
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Default Mac Stream BD movie and AVCHD to XBMC,AVCHD to ProRes/AIC with PCM Audio Output

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Mac Stream BD movie and AVCHD to XBMC,AVCHD to ProRes/AIC with PCM Audio Output
XBMC is a powerful media center tool for Mac and Apple TV. With XBMC, media files could be shared via uPnP, SMB, HTTP and so on. As it supports many different container formats like AVI, MPG, WMV, FLV, MKV, MP4, MOV, etc, you can you enjoy video streaming in ease.
However, XBMC is incompatible with the commercial Blu-ray disk or decrypted Blu-ray movies. While some comments saying it is possible to play AVCHD camcorder .mts or .m2ts files with XBMC, there are also some reporting the error when trying to play AVCHD files with XBMC.
To enjoy BD and AVCHD video streaming with XBMC on Mac, you need an external BD ROM, and Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac to make the files XBMC compatible. While you would like to stream AVCHD and BD Movies from Mac to Apple TV via XBMC, you should also make the files Apple TV compatible, i.e. convert BD movies and AVCHD files to MP4, MOV in 720p.

To make it much clearer, here I demonstrate the simple steps on Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac to convert AVCHD and BD Movies to XBMC for Mac.
Step 1. Import videos.
Run Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac as the best Mac BD movie and AVCHD to XBMC converter. Insert a Blu-ray movie disk to BD ROM, or a commercial DVD to Apple SuperDrive, and click the "BD/DVD Folder" button on Aunsoft iMedia Converter to load the movie. For camcorder videos, you can click the "Add" button to load the .mts or .m2ts files from folder like AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.
Step 2. Choose output format.
If you would like to keep 1920x1080 video for XBMC to stream video from Mac to HDTV directly, you can click the "Format" option and choose HD video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) as output format. For video streaming from Mac to Apple TV via XBMC, you can choose iPad > iPad HD Video(*.mp4) with 720p output.

Step 3. Convert videos to XBMC.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac BD movie and AVCHD to XBMC converter will start conversion immediately from BD movie and AVCHD footage to XBMC MP4 on Mac.
After the conversion, you can make the output folder as the shared folder in XBMC for Mac, and then play the shared file easily with Xbox media center.
Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac has been updated recently with Apple ProRes 422 output for Mac video editing, or converting Apple ProRes 422 videos. You can even get the Mac BD and AVCHD to XBMC converter at discounted price - 20% off.

Old May 11, 2011, 04:44 AM
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AVCHD to AIC-Join Panasonic TM900 1080 60p AVCHD Footage to AIC for Editing in iMovie 8 and Keep Highest Quality

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The Panasonic HDC-TM900 is the successor to the HDC-TM700, one of the hottest camcorders in 2010. The TM900 offers the same fantastic video performance as its predecessor, particularly with its widely-praised 1080/60p mode. As one Mac use, I noticed that iMovie 8 is claimed to support AVCHD video files from Panasonic TM700 on Apple official web. But when I tried to import my Panasonic TM9001080/60P AVCHD files to iMovie 8, I found that iMovie saw them but I can't select them. And then I have to try copying the m2ts files onto an external firewire drive and iMovie still does not find it.

For now, it seems that iMovie '08 doesn't accept all the various flavors of AVCHD files. So I have to google "import Panasonic TM900 1080p MTS to iMovie 8", and finally I got a nice solution with the recommendation of one HDCam program named Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac. The highlighted point of this program is its right output video format of Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for easily and quickly importing into iMovie. Although AIC video files take more space, but it features high performance and quality, being less processor intensive to work with than other editing formats.

The following guide is my experience of converting Panasonic HDC TM900 1080 60P MTS files to AIC with Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.

Step 1. Capture and import 1080p video files directly from Panasonic HDC TM900 to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac.
Click “Wizard” and all footages of your camcorder will be showed on the Camcorder window. Then click Next button and choose Import instead of Backup to import PanasonicTM900 MTS files to Final Mate for Mac more quickly. After this, imported footages will be lying in camcorder tab.

Step 2. Create a Movie for converting Panasonic TM900 1080P MTS files to AIC.

There are two ways for you to create a Movie for converting imported 1080 60P MTS files. –The easiest one is dragging and dropping displayed MTS files from Camcorder Tab area to a single Movie.
-Another way is clicking the drop-down button of “Add Movie” icon and choose “For Conversion” to create a blank movie. And then drag and drop the video clips from Camcorder Tab to the blank movie in Movies Tab. In this way, all video clips will be merged as one single movie for conversion.

Step 3. Export AIC video file for iMovie 8.
Click the Export button and choose “Export into Editor”. Follow QuickTime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec (*.mov) to choose output format for editing in FCE/iMovie. Finally click OK to start converting 1080/60p MTS files to AIC.

Once the conversion is done, you can directly import the output AIC MOV files to iMovie 8 for editing and make your movies.

Wanna convert Panasonic AVCHD camcorder videos, Join Panasonic TM900 1080 60p AVCHD Footage to AIC for Editing in iMovie 8 on Mac, please use Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.


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