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Transfer AVCHD Lite to Mac - 720p MTS/M2TS Cameras and Mac Applications

Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac

Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac

Convert Panasonic AVCHD/AVCHD Lite files to Apple ProRes 422, Panasonic 1080p/720p MTS to AIC.
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Do you have cameras shooting videos in AVCHD Lite 720p? Do you face any issue when trying to import AVCHD Lite to Mac with iMovie, or connecting Panasonic Lumix cameras to Mac? This article will give you some clue for AVCHD Lite cameras, and transferring 720p AVCHD Lite and AVCHD to Mac, as some AVCHD Lite cameras would shoot in 1920x1080.


When talking about AVCHD Lite cameras, people would unconsciously look into Panasonic Lumix cameras. Indeed, AVCHD was introduced in 2006 Sony and Panasonic with related AVCHD camcorders released. Panasonic is the first manufacturer for AVCHD Lite cameras in 2009, e.g. Lumix DMC-ZS3.


Is there any other manufacturer offering AVCHD lite movie recording mode?
Yes, LEICA announced D-LUX 5 in 2010 with 720p AVCHD lite. Actually, together with D-LUX 5, LEICA also announced V-LUX 2, which is capable of recording 1080i AVCHD, instead of 720p AVCHD Lite.
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Which cameras would shoot in AVCHD Lite 720p?
I will share with you the collections of AVCHD Lite recording cameras by the end of this article. Click here for AVCHD lite movie mode cameras.


Do you face problem when trying to download AVCHD Lite videos to Mac?
iMovie 08 supports some AVCHD camera archive, but not AVCHD Lite cameras. iMovie 09 was updated to support AVCHD Lite camera archive, but there are still some problems when playing AVCHD Lite videos on iMovie. For example, the video would be jerky.


As Panasonic compact system camera, Lumix, is the most commonly used for AVCHD Lite, here we take Lumix DMC-GH2 as an example. If you would like to transfer Lumix to Mac and edit Panasonic AVCHD Lite files, you would need Panasonic AVCHD Lite converter for Mac. It can help you transcode 720p AVCHD Lite and 1080i or 1080p MTS/M2TS files into QuickTime MOV, Apple ProRes, or Apple InterMediate Codec for Mac compatible playback, editing formats.


For simple editing on Mac in AVCHD Lite native format, Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the recommended 720p AVCHD Lite converter and editor with lossless quality. With Final Mate for Mac, you can directly import videos from Lumix to Mac, and join MTS/M2TS files without transcoding.


List of cameras with 1280x720 60p or 50p recording in AVCHD Lite format:

Supported Movie Mode

Camera Models

720p AVCHD Lite format

Lumix FX75/FX70, FX35/FX38, LX5, ZS7/TZ10, ZS3/TZ7, TS1/FT1, GF1, G2, G3

720p AVCHD Lite and 1920x1080 AVCHD formats

Lumix FX700, FZ100, TS3/FT3, GH1, GH2, ZS10/TZ20, FZ47/FZ48, FZ150, FX90, FX70/FZ77, GF2, GF3, and FZ150 (with 1080 60p/60i)


Note: Lumix DMC-FZ150 is currently the only Lumix camera 720p AVCHD Lite and 1920×1080 AVCHD recording in 60i and 60p.


This list does not cover the 1080i AVCHD only cameras or camcorders. If you are interested in the 1080i or 1080p AVCHD camcorder models, just go to the AVCHD camcorder list, a few more models would be updated in future.

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