Kdenlive is a nice editor due to its multi-functions, like adding various video and audio effects, and exporting videos to DVD with chapters and simple menu. However, not all video and audio files of any format are allowed to be imported and edited by Kdenlive. The video format that Kdenlive can support includes MOV, AVI, WMV, MPEG, and Flash Video. In other word, other video files of AVCHD/MTS/M2TS files from HD camcorders are incompatible with this non-linear editor.
Certainly 1080/60p 28Mbps AVCHD footages from Panasonic HDC-HS700, they can not be readable or recognized by Kdenlive. Hence a powerful Mac Panasonic AVCHD to Kdenlive converter is essential to transcode HS700 1080/60p AVCHD files to Kdenlive compatible video format.
Following show the step-by step guide on how to accomplish this conversion from Panasonic HS700 AVCHD to Kdenlive MOV on Mac Leopad Snow.
Step 1. Import HS700 AVCHD files to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic HDC-HS700 to iMac or Macbook and transfer .mts files from memory card to Apple hard drive. Run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and click "Add" button to load .mts files to be converted.
Step 2. Choose MOV as output format for Kdenlive.
Click "Option" bar and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas->WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv) for this Panasonic AVCHD to MOV conversion for Kdenlive. By choosing this profile, you will get MOV video with the least loss of original video quality. If you would like to customize output video parameters, please click "Settings" button.
Step 3. Start HS700 AVCHD to MOV conversion.
Click "Convert" button at the right-bottom corner and this Mac AVCHD to MOV converter will start this conversion from 1080/60p to 1080/30p MOV files for further editing in Kdenlive.
1. If you are Windows users and would like to edit AVCHD (.mts/.m2ts) files from Panasonic 700 series camcorders, like editing them on Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Promiere, Avid Media Composer, Magix Movie Editot Pro and Pinnacle Studio, Aunsoft MTS Converter is your best choice.
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