Panasonic Professional AG-HMC40 AVCHD Camcorder comes with 10.6MP Still and 12x Optical Zoom, 12x Leica Dicomar lens (13 elements in 10 groups), 43mm filter, zoom range of 40.8 – 490mm (35mm equivalent.), HD formats: 1080/60i, 1080/30p, 1080/24p (Native); 720/60p, 720/30p, 720/24p (Native). After recording some HD videos with the Panasonic AG-HMC40, you may want to play the high quality 1080i AVCHD videos on your Mac Pro or Book, but you may face the problem that the full HD videos at 60 fps in .mts file format do not play properly, and the playback on VLC is choppy on Mac.
If the VLC media player shows AG-HMC40 .mts video, but with pixelation or interlaces, you can adjust VLC to see if the video playback on VLC is perfect without interlacing artifacts. Just play the video as normal videos on Mac, and right click on the player to choose Video > Deinterlace and choose the options like Discard, Blen, Mean, Bob, Linear, X, Yadif, Yadif (2x).
If the above solution does not work for you, you may try Mac Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS converter to deinterlace AVCHD, convert HD .mts to HD .mov, HD .mpg for VLC media player. The output HD MOV is compatible to QuickTime too. Here are the simple steps to convert Panasonic AG-HMC40 .mts to HD .mov with Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Load Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCHD videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the Mac Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS converter, and click the Add button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose HD .mov output.
Click the Format option and choose HD Video > H.264 AC3 HD Video(*.mov) for converting .mts to .mov.
Tips: The Mac Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS converter will convert 1080i AVCHD to 1920x1080 by default. If you records videos at 1280x720, you can click the Settings button and change video resolution by choosing 1280x720 from the drop down menu.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic AG-HMC40 .mts to HD .mov.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Panasonic AG-HMC40 .mts to QuickTime HD .mov starts immediately.
When the conversion is finished, you can play 1080p videos on VLC without interlaces or choppy problem on Mac. Your QuickTime will play the HD .mov videos seamlessly too. The Mac Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS converter would work perfectly on Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard for your iMac, MacBook Pro.