Description: This guide shows you how to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD MTS to various video format on Windows and Mac, so that you can playback or edit them smoothly.
"I've searched everywhere but didn't find any Panasonic plug-in to enable playing back my Lumix DMC-G6 footage on mac directly? Did I miss something?"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 is one of the professional camcorder with AVCHD recording structure; it shoots Full HD 1080p/720p videos in MTS format which is specific on preserving footages in internal memory. Although these AVCHD MTS files are encoded with good video quality, they are not compatible with most NLE programs or mainstream devices directly. As if you want to edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD footage in FCP, Adobe Premier, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker etc. the best solution is to convert Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD MTS to suitable format for playback/editing on Windows and Mac.
To accomplish this goal, the AVCHD Converter Mac / AVCHD Converter is recommended to be installed for that it's able to convert Panasonic Lumix AVCHD to various video formats efficiently. Come and download a free trial copy, now let's start the work flow.
Step 1. Connect your Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 to computer; launch Panasonic AVCHD Converter, click the top left two icons to load individual mts files or the entire folder.
Step 2. Choose best video format according to your needs.
Attached the most widely used video codec on mac and windows:
For Mac users(like FCP, iMovie, FCE, Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer etc.)
Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422/422HQ/422LT/422 Proxy/4444 (*.mov)
Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov)
Adobe Premiere Pro > MOV(AVC)(*.mov)
iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (*.mov)
For Windows users (like Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, Avid, Cyberlink, etc.)
For example, Windows Movie Maker: Common Video > WMV(*.wmv)
For QuickTime users on Win and Mac, choose "Format > Common Video > MOV-QuickTime(*.mov), and here is a guide: Convert Panasonic AVCHD Lite MTS to Quicktime MOV
(Note: For more Panasonic AVCHD MTS footage solutions, refer to Panasonic Column and MTS Column.)
Step 3. Click "Settings" to choose the proper video size, bitrate, frame rate, codec and other specs to output the video you want.
Besides, the pencil-like Edit icon on the top enables you edit the video before conversion.
Step 4. Start converting Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD MTS on Mac/Windows. Wait for moments; or you can check "shut down computer after conversion" so that you do not need to wait all the time.
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Source: Transcode Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 AVCHD MTS for editing or playback