iMovie '11 is available part of the iLife '11 package for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, which provides trailer function for home movie, facial recognition. Now you can purchase iMovie '11 as a separate application via Mac App Store. Even though Panasonic HDC-TM700 is listed on the iMovie 11 supported camcorder list, the 1080/60p and 1080/50p AVCHD files could not be imported to iMovie 11 yet.
To solve the problem of Panasonic 60p AVCHD MTS/M2TS to iMovie 11, a third party AVCHD to iMovie 11 converter is a must. Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the recommended application for you to make AVCHD MTS/M2TS compatible with iMovie 11 and keep high quality for editing.
For users have Panasonic camcorders for 1080/60p or 1080/50p recording like HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, TM650, TM750, SD707, SD600, TM900/HS900/SD900, SD800, SDT750, below is the quick guide to make iMovie support footage for HD editing.
Step 1. Import 60p or 50p footage to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic camcorder to iMac/Macbook Pro with USB cable, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best AVCHD to iMovie '11 converter on Mac. Click the "Add" button to import the 1080/60p or 1080/50p AVCHD .mts, .m2ts files.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV format.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate to HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. Then click the "Settings" button and choose 60fps or 50fps as output frame rate according to your source model, enter 28000 as output bit rate.
Note: Another high quality codec for iMovie is Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) in the QuickTime Movie Format group.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic 1080p 28Mbps AVCHD to MOV for iMovie '11.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the AVCHD to iMovie converter will start converting 1080/60p 28Mbps files to MOV for high quality editing on iMovie '11.
Hope you enjoy the workflow to import 1080/60p 1080/50p files to iMovie '11. It also works for iMovie '9 and iMovie '8, if you do not have iMovie '11 yet.