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Jul 31

Convert/Compress Panasonic LX7 1080 50p/60p MTS to AIC for editing MTS footages in iMovie/FCE

Summary: MTS to AIC Converter: This article will show “How to change or Compress Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 1080 50p/60p MTS to AIC Codec for iMovie or Final Cut Express editing on Mac Mountain Lion, Mac OS X Lion, etc.
Welcome to my blog. As a Camera fan, I often attention the latest release of the Camera. On Jul 18, 2012, Panasonic announced the 10MP DMC-LX7. The route it has chosen is to retain the same form-factor but add the fastest lens we’ve yet seen on a compact camera. Its 24-90mm equivalent optic has an aperture range of F1.4-2.3. To make the most of the fast lens, Panasonic has added an aperture ring around the lens barrel, alongside a 3-stop neutral density filter that has its own external control point. The lens also employs Panasonic’s Nano Surface Coating to reduce flare and ghosting.

60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) Full HD Video Recording
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 records high-resolution full-HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Upgrading the full HD recording capability from interlaced to progressive, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.

Twice the Information of Interlace Recording
1080/60p / 1080/50p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Key Features

• Fast F1.4 – F2.3, 24-90mm equivalent lens
• Built-in 3 stop neutral density filter
• 10.1 MP multi-aspect ratio ‘High Sensitivity MOS’ sensor (1/1.7″-type, 12.7 MP total)
• ISO 80-12800
• Aperture ring around lens barrel, combined ND/manual focus control on rear
• 11 fps continuous shooting, 5 fps with AF tracking
• 920K dots 3″ screen with Anti-Reflective coating
• Full HD 60p/50p video, built-in stereo microphones
• Port for DMW-LVF2 accessory electronic viewfinder

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Guide: How to Encode Panasonic LX7 1080 60p/50p AVCHD(MTS/M2TS) to AIC codec for iMovie or Final Cut Express editing on Mac Mountain Lion?

If you’d like to use AVCHD, MTS, M2TS in iMovie, Final Cut Express but to no avail, the Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac will be right what you need. It helps those who have trouble in editing native 1080p AVCHD recordings from Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 by encoding AVCHD .mts/.m2ts videos to AIC and other common video formats with least quality loss on Mac .

Step 1. Free Download and Run Pavtube MTS to Apple Codec Converter, Click “Add” button, browse to the Panasonic Lumix LX7 MTS files and load them to the Mac MTS to AIC  converter. You can check the files and take thumbnails in Preview window.

Step 2. Setting best format for iMovie of Final Cut Express.
Click on “Format” bar to specify output format. iMovie/FCE compatible formats such as Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC), MP4, MOV, MPG, DV, AVI can be found in the profile list. Here I recommend AIC, you could follow iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC)(*.mov).

Step 3. Click “Convert” button to start convert/compress Panasonic LX7 MTS to AIC for iMovie/FCE on Mac.

After conversion you can click the “Open” button to import converted MTS video, and edit Panasonic LX7 MTS footages in iMovie/FCE on Mac Mountain Lion, Mac OS X Lion, etc.

If you want to know convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS files on Mac, click here:

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1 comment

  1. Juan

    no, they do not always get sterod as .mov files. Most times they store the video as AVCHD.AVCHD is highly compressed, which means that it looks worse than the same material recorded on an HDV camera. (HDV uses less compression). It also means that when you import it with iMovie (if you’re using that) iMovie will convert the file into something less compressed but more easy to edit for the mac. This converting can take a while and while make the resulting file a lot bigger than the original.

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