Summary: The easy workaround to get iMovie/FCE work with Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 1080/60i 3D AVCHD footage is to convert 3D MTS to 2D AIC MOV or 3D H.264 MOV format which ensures
the best result when using in iMovie 08/09/11 and Final Cut Express.
Do you shoot 3D photos? Nope, neither do we, but Panasonic has changed their way by Lumix 3D1 hitting store shelves. Two lenses and two sensors make this pocket wonder a natural at stereoscopic 3D video, but it can also pull some pretty clever tricks with still photos. Well, after shooting 1080/60i 3D mts video with Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 and facing the trouble importing Panasonic 3D1 3D MTS into iMovie/FCE, go through this article to find the definite solution.
Generally speaking, neither iMovie or FCE will support 3D AVCHD video from Panasonic 3D1, so to be able to edit your Panasonic 3D1 mts video in iMovie/FCE, we suggest you convert Panasonic 3D1 1080/60i 3D AVCHD mts/m2ts files to iMovie/FCE compatible mov format before importing.
To accomplish you goal, Pavtube MTS/M2TS converter for Mac can do this with ease. It is the tool that I have used for about one year, I rewrap and transcode Panasonic 3D1 3D AVCHD mts/m2ts files footage to 3D MOV for editing in iMovie or FCE on Mac, this software can deal nearly all kinds of MTS videos. Becides 3D MOV, it also help me to convert 2D/3D MTS to 3D (Side-by-Side 3D, Top-Bottom 3D and Anaglyph 3D) video in MKV/MP4/WMV/AVI, or transcode 2D/3D MTS to iMovie/FCE nativel 2D AIC .mov format. Just download it and follow the simple steps below to transcode 3D MTS for iMovie/FCE editable format.
Converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 1080/60i 3D MTS files to edit in iMovie/FCE
Step 1: Install and launch the best 3D AVCHD Converter for Mac. Once its main interface appears, you can import 3d .mts or .m2ts media into the program from "Add video" or "Add from folder" icon.
Step 2: Click format column and choose the output format. You are recommended to choose "iMovie and Final Cut Express >- Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)"as the best codec for editing Panasonic 3D1 1080/60i 3D AVCHD in iMovie/FCE.
Notes: If you want to output 3D video, you can also chooce “MOV Side-by-Side 3D Video/MOV Anaglyph 3D Video/MOV Top-Bottom 3D Video (*.mov)” format from “3D Video” option, this
H.264 MOV format is supported by iMovie or FCE.
Also, this 3D MOV format fits for FCP and Premiere Pro.
Step 3: Click settings button to adjust the output video's parameters, such as bitrate, resolution, etc.
Step 4: Start converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1 1080/60i 3D AVCHD videos to AIC/H.264 .MOV for iMovie or FCE.
As soon as the conversion process finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated file that is ready for editing with iMovie/FCE.
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