Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 records videos in AVCHD Lite 720p format. The Creative Movie mode with shutter speed makes it perfect to shoot fast-moving subject. When you connect LX5 to iMac, the Apple computer does not recognize the AVCHD Lite files. And when you try to import the AVCHD Lite movies to iMovie 9, you will find that there is error message. So how can you backup the movies on Mac and play AVCHD Lite on Mac QuickTime any time you want?
After googling the workflow for playing AVCHD Lite videos on Mac, you will find Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is the recommended Mac Lumix video converter, which converts AVCHD Lite to Mac compatible MOV for QuickTime Player. With the Mac Panasonic video converter, it is also easy to merge and combine video clips into a single file for continuous playback.
If you face similar problem like me to play Panasonic Lumix AVCHD Lite video on Mac with QuickTime Player, the following guide will be useful for you.
Step 1. Load Lumix videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5 to Apple iMac with the in-box USB cable, copy and transfer the AVCHD Lite .mts files from directory like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM to the Apple hard drive disk. Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic LX5 video converter on Mac, and click the "Add" button to load AVCHD Lite .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV output format.
Click the "Format" option and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. The default profile is to convert HD video to 1920x1080. As the Lumix LX5 AVCHD Lite video recorded at 720p, we can click the "Format" button to change the video size to 1280*720.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic LX5 AVCHD Lite to MOV for Mac.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Panasonic to QuickTime converter will start converting Lumix LX5 AVCHD Lite to HD MOV for playback on QuickTime Player.
To join and combine the AVCHD Lite video clips into one file, just tick the checkbox for "Merge into one file", and the Panasonic LX5 joiner will combine the videos on list to output one video file.
For other Panasonic camcorders like HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10, you can use the Mac Panasonic video converter or have a look at the Aunsoft Panasonic camcorder column for more information.