Convert Panasonic HDC-SD90 footage to Mac MOV for editing, playing or sharing

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jacklily520
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04 Sep 2013 01:52 AM
In this guide, you can get to know the easy method to convert Panasonic HDC-SD90 recorded AVCHD videos to Mac for editing, playing or sharing.







Panasonic's HDC-SD90 High Definition Camcorder grabs photographers' and shutterbugs' attention with its 3D recording and the amazing capability to capture super-smooth 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage (Europe version). With its transfer rate of 28 Mbps, 1,080p recording (Full-HD, 1,920 x 1,080, 60 progressive recording) conveys about twice the information of 1,080i (interlace) recording. Due to the reason, the HDC-SD90 can yield stunningly detailed, vibrant, and life-like footage that will look great on your HDTV so that you can share your beautiful memories with your family members and friends. Only the two features will make it on the top of the customers’ list, not to mention its 28mm Wide Angle Lens, Intelligent 40x Zoom and HYBRID O.I.S., O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Lock and Crystal Engine PRO, etc.



While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when using HDC-SD90 footage on Mac. And there are some frquently asked questions quoted as below:



"How can I upload my videos from Panasonic HDC-D-SD90 to mac iMovie? Will these MTS videos editable in iMovie?"



"I have just shot my first clip with this video camera and am trying to import it into FCP but FCP will not recognize SD90 camcorder even though the video camera shows up in system profiler?"



"I import from Panasonic HDC-SD90 in 1920-1080/50p to convert in MOV format on Mac for track motion to create 3D movies because the Panasonic HDC-SD90 camcorder has MTS file. "



Panasonic HDC-SD90 provides us great ways to record our most unforgettable moments. To edit, play or share Panasonic HDC-SD90 video on Mac, you will need to convert SD90 AVCHD MTS to bet compatible format for Mac OS. Only by converting can you avoid video playback, editing and importing problems due to the recorded AVCHD format. Here we recommend a decent Panasonic AVCHD file Converter on Mac platform - Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, to help you get it done.



The app is a professional Mac application for converting AVCHD files from Sony/Panasonic/Canon HD camcorders that produce .mts, .m2ts, or .m2t files. And it can help you transform the Panasonic AVCHD file for editing with non-linear editing systems like iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro, Avid MC, Premiere Pro etc. or playing back in quicktime on Mac. If you're editing, playing or sharing recorded AVCHD videos, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it it from here.



The Steps: How to Transcode Panasonic SD90 MTS files on Mac OS X



Step 1. Copy your resource AVCHD recordings to Mac



Connect your Panasonic HDC-SD90 to Mac with a USB cable, and find the AVCHD file folder in hard drive of your camcorder. Then copy the video files to your Mac hard drive.



Step 2. Load AVCHD files to the program.



Launch Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter on Mac and then click "Add" button to import the MTS videos to the software.







Step 3. Click format column and choose the output format.



You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;



You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it's for Avid editing;



For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;



For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.







Tip: You can edit the Sony HandyCam videos in this program before converting to other formats on Mac OS. Trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect as you want.



Step 4. After everything is OK, press Convert button to start converting Panasonic HDC-SD90AVCHD videos on Mac.



This best Mac HandyCam Video Converter will convert recorded AVCHD footages on Mac at top speed, you can choose rich formats for output on Mac, and then you can use handycam recorded MTS footages to playback, editing or sharing. If you need to edit or play Pansonic HDC-SD90 AVCHD on Windows platform, you can try MTS Converter for Windows. Please take a try now, it will do a great favor for you.



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jacklily520
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05 Sep 2013 01:59 AM
The Panasonic Lumix TZ40, or ZS30 as it's known in North America, is the company's hugely popular travel zoom camera. Panasonic ZS30(TZ40) continues to offer the choice of two encoding formats, AVCHD(1080p, 1080i or 720p) or MP4. The former AVCHD format is for the best quality results or playback on HDTVs, but not for extensive editing or uploading. There’re some issues while importing video from Panasonic Lumix ZS30/TZ40 to FCP, iMovie, FCE on Mac.





If you just wanna view Lumix AVCHD from ZS30/TZ40 on Mac, you can upgrade operating system to Mountain Lion and you could preview the AVCHD videos in QuickTime Player. While, if you plan to do further editing in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, things become a bit complex. If you shot 1080 60i or 50i(depending on region) AVCHD footage, you are able to import and edit on FCP/FCE/iMovie in most cases, but when comes to 1080 60p or 50p AVCHD, those Mac tools Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, especially iMovie will reject to ingest these recordings. Alternately you can transcode Panasonic Lumix ZS30(TZ40) AVCHD video to Mac compatible format to ensure smooth editing.





How to get Lumix ZS30(TZ40)AVCHD files Mac-friendly





Download and install Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which is the best AVCHD to Mac Converter, helping you to achieve AVCHD converting on Mac. This program is good at encoding camera shootings in AVCHD .mts/.m2ts formats to video editing software compatible file types, i.e. AIC for iMoive, ProRes for FCP, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro, and DNxHD for Avid Media Composer… Now let’s start the Lumix AVCHD to Mac conversion using the Mac AVCHD Converter.





1. Launch the program and import your MTS, M2TS video by clicking "Add" button.











2. Click the Format bar and select a proper video format according your needs. For playback on Mac, QuickTime Movie Format is the best choice; For iMovie, you can select the output format AIC .mov from iMovie and Final Cut Express profile list; For FCP, Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 is optimal.











Tip: Click the "Settings" button, you are able to enter the "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video and audio parameters for source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more.





3. Start the AVCHD MTS to Mac conversion via hitting the Convert button.





After the conversion, you can get the resulted video by clicking the Open button in the main interface. Now, you can play/edit Panasonic Lumix ZS30/TZ40 video on Mac OS X freely.





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