iMovie won’t import Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD MTS files

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Depending on your rig’s capabilities, source video specifications and much more factors, you may struggle to use Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD MTS files in iMovie. In that case, we would suggest transcoding them first. Here in this tutorial, we explain an alternative way of converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD MTS files to AIC .mov for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.

How to transcode AVCHD mts files to ProRes for FCP X editing

As noted by many macOS High Sierra users, iMovie 10.1.7/10.1.8 does not work well with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD mts clips. As a workaround, some users have resorted to use of Video Converter for Mac, a software tool that can convert various AVCHD files into formats compatible with iMovie on High Sierra and older Mac OS versions. The clips can then be imported and edited using iMovie. If you are in such a situation, just feel free to check a simple guide on how to transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD mts files to AIC .mov for use in iMovie without any hassles.



How to transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD .mts files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

To transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD .mts video clips to AIC .mov for iMovie editing, do as below:

Video Converter For Mac , It is available for MacOSX 10.5 or above (including macOS Sierra/macOS High Sierra 10.13.14)
download Mac version

Step 1: Add Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD footage.
Run Video Converter for Mac, and click “Add File” to load Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD MTS files into this program.

import AVCHD MTS video files

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie from “Profile” list
Click “Profile” to select {{export.win.select-profile-steps}} as output format. AIC .mov is iMovie’s favorite editing codec, which iMovie will recognize and handle well.
Select output profile format

Tips:
If necessary, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters like encoder, resolution, frame rate, bitrate, aspect ratio, sample rate, and audio channels. You can also “Enable 3D Settings” to add 3D effect to your source media.
Settings for AVCHD video files

Step 3: Start encoding Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD files for iMovie editing.
When ready, Click “Convert” to start Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) AVCHD .mts to iMovie conversion. As soon as the conversion is complete, you can click “Open Folder” to get the generated AIC .mov files for editing in iMovie with optimum performance. Hope this helps solve your problem.

Also read:
How to import Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) MXF to iMovie?
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX9 MXF and Final Cut Pro X workflow
FCP X issue with Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) AVCHD footage

Posted in Convert video files for editing, Video format conversion.