Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is the American model, while DMC-TZ10 is the European model digital camera with 12.1 MP and 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom. The camera provides two kinds of recording mode according to aspect ratio: 4:3 and 16:9. If you choose to record video with 4:3 (640x480 or 320x240) or 16:9 (848x480), the videos will be saved in QuickTime Motion JPEG. For HD movie in 16:9 (1280x720), you can choose to save as AVCHD Lite or Motion JPEG.
Most of us would choose AVCHD Lite as the recording mode, as it provides high quality videos. However, it is not easy to edit movies in this format on Mac, as it requires high configuration to handle AVCHD Lite videos. While looking for the best way to edit Panasonic Lumix AVCHD Lite on Mac OS X, you will find Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best tool for help making the editing easy and smooth.
If you would like to easily edit Panasonic AVCHD Lite videos on Mac iMovie, Final Cut Pro, or Final Cut Express, just follow the guide below with Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Import Lumix files to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic Lumix camera to iMac with USB cable, and run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the 2011 best Mac Panasonic Lumix video converter. Click the "Add" button to browse AVCHD Lite .mts videos from directory like AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV output format.
Click the "Format" option and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. The Mac Lumix video converter will convert Panasonic DMC-ZS7 AVCHD Lite AVCHD to HD MOV with H.264 as video codec. To get 720p resolution output video, just click the "Settings" button and choose 1208*720 as output video size.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic Lumix AVCHD Lite video to MOV on Mac.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Panasonic Lumix video converter will start the conversion from Panasonic DMC-ZS7/TZ10 MTS to MOV for easy editing on Mac iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express.
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