After choosing from Canon 7D, Sony NEX-VG10 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1, I bought Lumix GH1 as my first camera. I notice that Lumix GH 1 provides two kinds of video formats, .mts and .mov. The .mts file is compressed according to AVCHD standard in 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720. The .mov file is recorded with QuickTime Motion JPEG in 1280 x 720 at 30fps, 848 x 480 at 30fps, 640 x 480 at 30fps and 320 x 240 at 30fps.
I took some videos with the new Panasonic GH1 camera for 1920x1080 AVCHD videos, and would like to edit them on Windows Movie Maker. However, Windows Movie Maker does not support the AVCHD files from Lumix GH1. I got Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter to perform fast AVCHD conversion from DMC-GH1 to WMV for Windows Movie Maker. It will also deinterlace 1080i movies for smooth playback on Windows PC.
Here I would like to demonstrate the simple steps about how to convert Lumix DMC-GH1 AVCHD MTS Converter 1080i 720p MTS to WMV for Windows Movie Maker.
Step 1. Load Panasonic GH1 files to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 camera to Windows hard drive disk, run the fast MTS to Movie Maker converter. Click the "Add" button to import 1080i AVCHD videos or 720p AVCHD Lite videos. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the .mts files to program UI for conversion.
Step 2. Choose WMV output format.
Click the "Format" option and navigate to Common Video > WMV (WMV9)(*.wmv) as output format. The Lumix DMC-GH1 AVCHD MTS converter will transcode 1080i and 720p MTS to WMV for editing on Windows Movie Maker with original video resolution like 1920*1080, 1280*720.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic GH1 MTS to WMV for Movie Maker.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the MTS to Movie Maker converter will start the batch conversion from Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1 MTS to WMV for Windows Movie Maker will start right away.
When the conversion is finished, you can easily import the HD videos to Windows Movie Maker for editing. This process also works for Windows 7 Movie Maker, a.k.a. Windows Live Movie Maker.
1. If you would like to deinterlace 1080i MTS, just select the 1080i video clip and click the Editor button to check the box for deinterlacing under Effect tab.
2. If you are using Mac computer, and would like to make Panasonic GH1 AVCHD files compatible with Mac applications like iMovie, Final Cut, you can try the Mac Panasonic AVCHD converter, or go to the Aunsoft Panasonic camcorder column for information and solutions for Lumix cameras like DMC-ZS3/TZ7, DMC-TS1/FT1, DMC-TS2/FT2, DMC-FZ38 and camcorders like HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700.