The Panasonic HC-V700 and HC-V500 are capable of shooting 1920 x 1080/60p high-definition AVCHD (MTS/M2TS) video. Thus, do you want to import HC-V700/HC-V500 recording files to iMovie for further editing on Mac OS?
Bellow is the best solution and settings for copying, converting and editing Panasonic HC-V700/HC-V500 1080p files in iMovie on Mac OS. Please follow it.
Step 1: Connect the HC-V700/500 to your Apple with USB2.0. Install and run the best AVCHD to iMovie AIC Converter for Mac and then click the adding button to import your 1080p MTS/M2TS files. You can tick the box in front of the file you want to convert. Tip: If you have multiple 1080p MTS/M2TS files, you can select the “Merge into one” box to merge them into one single file for iMovie so that you can play these files without interruption.
Step 2: Click on the “Format” and you will get a dropdown menu. Move you pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. Set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 and keep 5.1 channels to keep the best quality for editing Panasonic HC-V700/HC-V500 files in iMovie.
Step 4: Click the “Convert” button; it will convert 1080p MTS/M2TS files to AIC on Mac with 30fps and 5.1 channels on Mac immediately. You can find the process in the “Conversion” interface.