Panasonic GF2 is a popular camera which can capture and store videos in 720p AVCHD Lite format in .mts file extension. The AVCHD Lite compression provides HD video in small file size but high quality. Several months ago, I got this GF2 camera, I use it to take photos when I travel, and use its excellent HD recording feature to record happy time.
I’d like to edit the video from GF2 with iMovie and upload the edited video to MySpace, but I was frustrated that DMC-GF2 AVCHD could not be imported into iMovie.
GF2 recorded files are AVCHD MTS format, it’s not supported by iMovie, imovie best supported video format is Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) format. In order to edit GF2 AVCHD video in imovie, the best method is to convert GF2 AVCHD MTS to AIC codec MOV format first, and then we can edit GF2 in imovie freely.
After googling, I was recommended to transcode Lumix AVCHD Lite videos to MOV for iMovie with Mac Panasonic Lumix AVCHD Converter. It is the right Mac driver for Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF2 AVCHD Lite 720p videos to iMovie 8/9/11. Below are some guides for you to convert GF2 to AIC MOV for imovie.
1. Download Free Download HD Video Converter for Mac, this GF2 Converter can help you convert Panasonic AVCHD MTS to AIC codec for iMovie, more output formats are also supported, such as MKV/AVI/MP4/Apple ProRes, etc.
Free Download HD Video Converter for Mac
3. Click and choose the best output format, for editing GF2 AVCHD files in iMovie, you can click and choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov), it’s the best format for iMovie editing.
4. You can click settings button to customize output parameters for editing AVCHD in iMovie as you want, such as codec, resolution, etc. it’s good to keep the parameters as original.
5. Just click convert button to start changing GF2 AVCHD files to iMovie. After conversion, you can import converted video to imovie and edit GF2 AVCHD on Mac with iMovie without any problems. Just enjoy yourself.
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