The Panosonic DMC-GH2 boasts its high performance to make the photographic experience even more comfortable and fun. It features the world's fastest level light speed AF which is achieved by reducing the detection time for focusing by doubling the drive speed from 60 frames per second to 120 frames per second. And it features full HD 1920x1080 high quality movie recordings with CMOS sensor. But you will meet some troubles when you using the DMC-GH2 Digital camera and editing AVCHD videos in iMovie. In this page, I will share the using and editing tips with you.
A. Regarding the Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), what's the difference between Mode 1, Mode 2 and Mode 3?
In mode 1 the stabilizer operates continuously just as it would in a camcorder to stabilize video. The live image on the LCD or in the EVF is also stabilized, so it also assists in composing the shot when you might be moving.In mode 2 the stabilizer function is in standby and only activates at the moment the shutter captures the image. While the live image (on the LCD or EVF) is not stabilized, mode 2 will increase the camera's overall stabilization by about 20%.Mode 3 is designed to be used when you are panning the camera, following motion from left to right or vice versa. Stabilization is only done for vertical movement.
B. How to view MTS files from camcorder or SD card?
Connect Sony HDR-CX260V to your Mac with USB 2.0, or insert your SD Card to Mac. You can browse the .mts files from AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.
In fact, the iMovie's favourite video format is AIC .mov. It means you have to transcode AVCHD(.mts/m2ts) to AIC .mov best format for iMovie firstly. If you don't know the solution about converting, please follow the bellow steps.
Step 1, Download a top MTS to iMovie Converter for Mac and then click the adding button to import your 1080/60i MTS/M2TS files to it. Tip: You can merge Lumix GH2 AVCHD files for iMovie via selecting the “Merge into one” box.
Step 2, click on the “Format” icon and you will get a dropdown menu. Move your pointer to iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov). The Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) is the compatible format for iMovie. Then set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Step 3, someone will ignore this step, but in fact, it’s the key for editing Lumix GH2 .mts/.m2ts in iMovie on Mac for editing without any trouble. Click the “Settings” icon and set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to keep the best Video quality for iMoive.
After the AVCHD to AIC .mov for iMovie Mac conversion, you are able to get the output files via clicking on “Import” button effortlessly. Now you can easily import and transfer Panasonic Lumix GH2 video files to iMovie for editing with least quality loss.
Lossless Join Canon Vixia R40 for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6
Summary:In this post, you will learn how to lossless Join Canon Vixia R40 for Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, and then you can edit natively.
The Canon VIXIA HF R40 Full HD Camcorder records Full HD 1920 x 1080p video to an internal 8GB flash drive or to an SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card. It also supports Full HD still image capture and the camera is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi for remote operation and live streaming. The HF R40 features a 3.28 megapixel Full HD CMOS image sensor and a DIGIC DV 4 Image Processor. It also employs a genuine Canon HD video lens with 53x Advanced Zoom and SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization with improved Dynamic Image Stabilization.
The VIXIA HF R40 lets you record AVCHD or MP4 files. 1080/60p recording captures twice the amount of information as 60i, and with images captured at a rate of 60 frames per second, diagonal noise is minimized so even fast moving subjects are clearly recorded. 1080/60p recording also means that the still images you extract are high quality as well. The camera supports an improved bit rate of 28Mbps for AVCHD recording, and MP4 files are captured at a bit rate of up to 35Mbps.
How to transfer Canon HF R40 AVCHD files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 for editing on Mac?
The best video codec and format supported by Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac is:Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, or QuickTime MOV format.
So before importing Canon HF R40 AVCHD files to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4, you can use Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to transcode Canon HF R40 AVCHD to MOV for Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4, and then you can edit smoothly. Now please follow the steps below to know detail conversion steps.
1. Download and install Mac Canon Vixia MTS Converter. It's an excellent software which can convert Canon HF R40 AVCHD to MOV for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac 10.8, more output formats are also supported, such as MOV, AVI, etc.
2. Import the Canon HF R40 AVCHD video you want to convert.
3. Click format column to choose the best video format for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac. Click and choose Apple ProRes 422 MOV for output. You can also choose Adobe Premiere -> MOV for output.
4. You can customize output parameters as you want. Adjust the resolution, bitrate, etc according to your need; you can also keep the parameters as original.
This Canon AVCHD to Premiere Pro converter will help you convert videos with best quality, and then you can edit Canon HF R40 AVCHD in Adobe Premiere Pro CS6/CS5/CS4 on Mac as you want with no codec problems.