Panasonic HDC series camcorder like HDC-TM40, HDC-SD80, HDC-HS80, HDC-TM900, HDC-SD900, etc records AVCHD format video on hard disk drive or flash memory card. For Mac users, if you cannot play Panasonic HDC video on Mac with QuickTime or cannot import and edit those high-definition files with iMovie, FCE, FCP, you will need to convert Panasonic HDC AVCHD video to a more Mac OS X compatible format.
Jihosoft Video Converter for Mac, a wonderful Panasonic HDC AVCHD Converter Mac application, can perfectly input AVCHD mts/m2ts files from Panasonic HDC-SD/TM/HS series camcorders and convert them to various common file formats such as AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, MPG, MPEG, FLV, etc without losing any of the original video quality. The software also supports to output device or application optimized file formats for directly playing or editing on QuickTime, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, etc.
How to Convert Panasonic HDC AVCHD Videos on Mac OS X
1. Start the program and Import Panasonic HDC AVCHD Videos.
Install and launch Jihosoft Video Converter for Mac on your computer. Click top-left “Import” button to add Panasonic HDC AVCHD video to the program.
2. Select output profile format.
Click “Profile” drop-down list and select your desired file format such as “MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4)” as the output file format.
3. Edit Panasonic HDC AVCHD video.
– Check “Merge into one file” option to combine separate video clips together.
– Click the “Crop” button on top menu to open video editor window, you can crop video file size, trim video length, apply special rendering effect, add text or image watermark to video.
4. Hit right-bottom “Start” button to convert Panasonic HDC-TM AVCHD Mac.
When the conversion is done, you can easily play Panasonic HDC-HS AVCHD with QuickTime or import Panasonic HDC-TM AVCHD footage to iMovie, FCE or FCP for further professional editing on Mac OS X.
Tips: For those users who just want to play Panasonic HDC AVCHD files on Mac, you can download and install VLC Media Player, a free and open source AVCHD player with very modular design which makes it easier to include modules/plugins for new file formats such as newly-emerged AVCHD video.