Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 is the new HD camera in 2010 with two kinds of recording videos formats. The AVCHD camera can not only store videos in Motion JPEG compression in .mov format, but also saves the movies in AVCHD Lite .mts format. The DMC-ZS7 records longer videos with AVCHD Lite format than the conventional Motion JPEP format. What's more, the AVCHD Lite format is captured with 1280x720 in high definitions, and the Motion JPEG format is captured in standard definition 848x480, 640 x 480 or 320 x 240.
To enjoy the 720p HD videos on computer, we shall use the AVCHD Lite format instead of Motion JPEG. However, after transferring the AVCHD Lite .mts files from DMC-ZS7 to computer hard drive, you may find the HD videos do not play on Windows laptop. But MP4 format is compatible to most computers. It is recommended that you use Panasonic AVCHD Lite converter to transcode 720p MTS to 720p MP4 for playback on computer. Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter is the best Panasonic AVCHD Lite converter with fast conversion.
Here I would like to demonstrate the quick steps to make it easy to enjoy 720p videos on Windows computer.
Step 1. Load Panasonic AVCHD Lite videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter as the Panasonic MTS to MP4 converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose WMV output format.
Click the "Format" option, and choose Common Video > H.264 Video (*.mp4) as output format, and the Panasonic AVCHD Lite converter will transcode MTS to H.264 MP4 with original video resolution 1280x720.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic AVCHD Lite to MP4.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the conversion from Panasonic 720p MTS to MP4 in H.264 codec starts immediately, and the output videos will be compatible to all media players on Windows like Windows Media Player, VLC media player, QuickTime Player.
For Mac users using Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard, you can use the Mac Panasonic AVCHD Lite converter to transcode MTS to MOV for playback on QuickTime Player.
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