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Aug 30

Compatible Panasonic G5 files with Mac-Especially iMovie, Avid MC and Apple Final Cut

Summary: Do you want to solve the Panasonic G5 and iMovie/Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Express/Avid Media Composer compatibility problem on Mac 10.8/10.7/10.6/10.5? This short article will tell you the most simple way, you only need to transcode Panasonic Lumix G5 1080/60p AVCHD to AIC MOV for iMovie and Final Cut Express – G5 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro – G5 AVCHD to DNxHD mov for Avid Media Composer via using Mac Panasonic AVCHD Converter. Finally, you can import the converted G5 1080/60p AVCHD files to iMovie, FCE, FCP, Avid MC for editing on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8.

Panasonic Lumix G5 Introduction

Panasonic has launched the LUMIX G5 in 18th July, 2012. A new standard in digital single lens mirrorless camera image quality, with a new 16.05-megapixel Live MOS sensor; the Venus Engine VII FHD image processor; and an ISO range of up to 12,800, the LUMIX G5 provides stunning image quality, even in low-light situations. With highly precise, light speed Auto Focus and six FPS burst shooting at full resolution, you’ll never miss the perfect shot; With the in-built Electronic Viewfinder You can frame the perfect portrait with your eye close to the camera, while the 3.0-inch free-angle touch LCD screen means you can take shots from above your head and below your feet with perfect clarity.

For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment to sustainability, visit the company’s website at

If you have got the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 in hand and tried to shoot with it, you will definitely be surprised by the fantanstic photo and video performance since you can get the great image quality, sharp details and excellent resolution and color production. After showing off your Full HD videos, you will be disappointed when you want to import Panasonic G5 1080p AVCHD footages to iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid MC and find all MTS files are greyed out, which means that iMovie can not recognize your MTS files.

What causes makes iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid MC and Panasonic G5 AVCHD does not compatible?

After testing, we found the 1080p AVCHD recordings from Lumix DMC-G5 can’t be surpported well by FCP/FCE/Avid MC/iMovie (include iMovie 8/9/11), especially 50p clips.

Firstly, the recordings with the codec H.264/MPEG-4 are highly compressed for saving storage space and smooth playback, but the H.264 files are not suitable for editing, so editing H.264 MTS files in FCP/FCE/Avid MC/iMovie is always a headaching problem for editors.

Secondly, up to now, FCP/FCE/Avid MC/iMovie can not always successfully recognize footages at 60fps. So if you want to put 1080/60p files to FCP/FCE/Avid MC/iMovie, you will sometimes meet the importing problem.

How to solve the importing problem without any loss of original quality?

To sovle the importing problem, the first thing you should know is that the Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) is the best codec for iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac Mountain Lion 10.8, So you need a professional Mac Panasonic AVCHD Converter to convert Panasonic G5 1080p 50p/60p AVCHD to AIC MOV for editing. Here recommended the best Mac Converter – Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, applying which you are not only able to transcode 1080/60p AVCHD files to 1080/30p MOV files with AIC/ProRes/DNxHD codec, but also capable of combining several clips into one for easy importing/editing in iMovie/FCP/FCE/Avid MC, trimming videos, adding text/image/video as watermarks to your original files, replacing audios, adjusting brightness/contast/saturation of the imported files, etc.

Free Download Mac Panasonic AVCHD Converter

If you want to know detailed conversion step, please view:

For Final Cut Pro Users: please view “Convert AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV for Final Cut Pro

For Final Cut Express Users: please view “Make MTS footages editable in Final Cut Express

For Avid Media Composer Users: please view “Get Avid Media Composer working with AVCHD MTS footage

Well, you can have a try.

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