While you have limited space on computer, do you want to compress and shrink the files you stored? One of my friends used Panasonic HDC-SD5 to shoot videos, and placed the video footage on MacBook. The video footage from SD5 is 1920x1080 in .mts format which occupies a lot of space. To shrink Panasonic AVCHD files with high quality, it is recommended to use Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as AVCHD compressor.
The Mac AVCHD compressor does not only convert videos to smaller size, but also enables you to change the video resolution, bit rate, making your computer play MTS files properly. If you have any AVCHD camcorders like Panasonic TM700, Panasonic HDC-SD60, Canon HF20, Sony CX350, you may follow the guide below to shrink MTS/M2TS to lower dimension with smaller size.
Step 1. Load Panasonic SD5 video to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Use card reader to transfer the .mts files from Panasonic SD5 SDHC memory card to Apple hard drive. Run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as perfect Panasonic AVCHD compresser on Mac Snow Leopard, and click the "Add" button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV format.
Click the "Format" option and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. The Mac Panasonic MTS converter will transcode SD5 MTS to MOV for Mac OS X.
Step 3. Change video dimension for smaller size.
Click the "Settings" button, and you will face the following window with video and audio configuration. The default profile is to transcode AVCHD files to 1920x1080 with 30fps. Just click the drop-down box for Size, and choose 1280*720 as output video resolution. You may also change the video bit rate to get smaller output file size.
Step 4. Shrink and Convert Panasonic SD5 MTS to MOV.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Panasonic AVCHD converter will shrink 1920x1080 MTS to 1280x720 MOV in high quality and smaller file size.
1. Setting a low video bit rate in Step 3 will lead to quality loss to output video. If you are not sure about the bit rate settings, just leave it unchanged. If you want to change the video bit rate, it is recommended that you test with several clips to get your preferred bit rate.
2. If you want to shrink AVCHD on Windows computer with Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, just try the Windows version of Aunsoft Panasonic AVCHD converter.