iMovie 11 proves to work well with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which was released by Apple recently and provides many function for home entertainment and office automation. You can purchase iMovie 11 as a separate application via Mac App Store. Even though iMovie 11 supported camcorder list has included Panasonic TM700, the 1080/60p and 1080/50p AVCHD files are not allowed to be imported to iMovie 11 yet.
In order to solve the problem of importing Panasonic 50/60p AVCHD MTS to iMovie 11, a great AVCHD to iMovie 11 converter is necessary. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the recommended application for you to make AVCHD MTS/M2TS compatible with iMovie 11 on Mac Lion with high quality being kept for further editing.
For users have Panasonic camcorders like HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, TM650, TM750, SD707, SD600, TM900/HS900/SD900, SD800, SDT750 to shot videos in 1080/60p or 1080/50p format, below is a quick guide to make iMovie support footage for HD editing.
Step 1. Import 60p or 50p footage to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic camcorder to iMac/Macbook Pro with USB cable, run Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac as the best AVCHD to iMovie '11 tool on Mac Lion. Select the import option and you can see the MTS files from camcorder in the resource tab. If you want to backup these files to Mac hard drive, you can select the backup option before importing.
Step 2. Create output movies for conversion.
Select out the files you want to convert from resource tab and drag them to the movie tab under resource tab. In this way, you have successfully created some output movies for conversion.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic 1080 60p AVCHD to MOV for iMovie 11.
Click the format icon next to the movie, and navigate to Editor > iMovie > H.264 HD Video (*.mov) as output format.
Note: Another high quality codec for iMovie is Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) in the QuickTime Movie Format group.
After that, you can click the export button under the preview window, and the AVCHD to iMovie tool will start converting 1080 60p files to MOV for high quality editing on iMovie 11.