Thursday, April 9, 2015

Edit and Play Lumix TZ70 AVCHD on Mac Yosemite/Windows 8.1

Panasonic has announced a selection of new Lumix cameras at CES, which are designed to give you better photographic power than your smart phone while still being compact. With the coming of Lumix TZ70, how to freely edit and play AVCHD on Mac/Windows is offered here.

Searching from Panasonic Lumix TZ70 official website, we know that AVCHD MTS is the file format recorded by it. AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. Developed jointly by Sony and Panasonic, AVCHD was introduced in 2006 primarily for use in high definition consumer camcorders, such as Lumix TZ70 we mentioned above. So, no matter edit AVCHD on Mac/Windows or play AVCHD on Mac/Windows, it’s becoming a common thing in our daily life.

Though this tiny camera can shot the wonderful moments for us with a high definition image, how can we edit AVCHD MTS footage recorded by TZ70 in some hot NLEs like FCP, iMovie, Premiere, Avid or playback on QuickTime, VLC media player, etc? For most editing software and media players don’t support AVCHD MTS very well. Issues like can’t import, images without sound, sound with no images and etc. are all possible to occur. To make the Lumix TZ70 AVCHD MTS recordings natively supported by those media players or editing tools and to edit and play AVCHD freely, we should convert AVCHD MTS to other programs’ accepted formats with the help of third-party software. We here highly recommend you Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. If you are running on Windows, please go to the equivalent version Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter.


How to edit and play AVCHD on Mac Yosemite/Windows 8.1?

Step 1: Download and install the corresponding version on your computer. If you launch this AVCHD MTS Converter on your computer, on the main interface, we can load the files so nicely with “Add videos” button. You can load several AVCHD MTS files at one time thanks to “Add from folder” button.

Step 2: For any NLEs or media devices, you can find them all on the output list. What about other common videos? Why not go to the “Common Video” column to have a look? Take editing AVCHD MTS files in FCP as an example, click “Format” bar and choose “Final Cut Pro>>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” which is the best choice of output format.

Step 3: In this program, we can customize our output videos so nicely. Click the “Effect” button to open the Video Edit window to achieve editing AVCHD MTS like trim, crop, image, watermark, effect, subtitles and rotate and etc. in the corresponding editing pane. Click the “Settings” button to adjust the output video codec, resolution, bitrates, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio codec, channel, volume and etc in the advanced tab.

Step 4: Come back to the main interface and hit the “Convert” button, we can easily convert the Lumix TZ70 AVCHD MTS to other programs like editing software and media players for further editing or playback.


Conclusion: From the steps above, this software will solve your problems of editing and playing AVCHD on Mac/Windows smoothly. After the process completes, click “Open” button to find the generated videos, and then you can enjoy editing and playing AVCHD on Mac/Windows.

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