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Panasonic AVCHD to Mac-How to Edit Panasonic SD900 AVCHD in iMovie

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If you have Panasonic SD900, you’re lucky for being able to split the long videos with HD Writer on PC without paying for another editing software. However, if fantastic by all-in-one design flat iMac, you may have an iMac with 1920*1080 high resolutions as your desktop. Then, you’ll be annoyed to find this powerful iMac so unfriendly to HD Writer that editing Panasonic SD900 AVCHD is impossible using Panasonic SD own software HD Writer 3.0.


Never mind, since HD Writer can only works on Windows OS; you may try to edit SD900 AVCHD in iMovie or FCP. Meanwhile, the more frustrating is that neither iMovie nor FCP can recognize HDC-SD900 MTS files. Is there another way to import Panasonic HDC-SD900 recorded 1080/60p AVCHD to iMovie? Of course, you can edit 1080/60p MTS in iMovie if you have Final Mate for HD cams to transcode AVCHD to iMovie’s compatible format.   


As a flag program of Aunsoft, Final Mate is no more than an AVCHD Converter, it’s also AVCHD Editor. Let’s have a brief knowledge of Aunsoft Final Mate:


1. Convert HD Camera videos to AIC, ProRes, MP4, MOV, etc

2. Lossless merge/join MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD from HD cam into original format

3. Camcorder wizard to manage HD cam videos flawlessly when doing conversion

4. Rewrap to MKV without re-encoding for WD TV Live

5. Convert 2D to 3D

6. Frame by frame splitting, cutting

Having read through the above main features, you can’t wait to try this HD cam’s must tool. Why not just go ahead to test Final Mate to see if it’s able to convert Panasonic MTS to iMovie?


Step 1: you can directly add AVCHD to Final Mate directly from Panasonic SD900 or from local disc if you’ve moved MTS files to Mac.


How to load AVCHD to Final Mate from Panasonic?


Connect Panasonic SD900 to iMac with USB after launching Final Mate. Then, a window pops up to ask you if you need back up MTS files onto Mac. It’s up to you if you’d like to manage your Camcorder videos. Okay, we just skip this step to enter main window to switch to “Camcorder Tab” to drag MTS files to “Movie.”


How to load AVCHD from local disc to Final Mate?


Run Final Mate, switch to “Resource Tab,” add the input path where the MTS clips are stored.


Step 2: Choose AIC as output format for iMovie.


Firstly, right click clips in “Movie” to select “change output type to conversion type”, then, click format icon to select iMovie and Final Cut Express>>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)


Step 3: Convert MTS to iMovie

The last step comes to convert Panasonic SD900 AVCHD to AIC for iMovie. When conversion’s done, you will directly load the exported AIC to iMovie for special editing.


Even if we can’t have HD Writer on Mac, we still have the best solution for editing Panasonic SD900 MTS files in iMovie. But never forget to download Panasonic’s good assistant: Final Mate to convert MTS to AIC.


If you happen to be interested in converting MTS to FCP, converting 2D to 3D, frame by frame splitting, or rewrap to MKV, or even lossless merge MTS, hope you can join:

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