Transfer Panasonic HC-VX870 4k or 1080p AVCHD to Mac for playing and editing

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Not only can you capture Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160) with the HC-VX870 4K Ultra HD Camcorder from Panasonic, but you can superimpose a secondary video image from your smartphone’s camera via a Wi-Fi connection. In this way, covering two camera angles at once within a single recording becomes possible. Other notable features include a 20x optical zoom lens with a 29.5 to 626mm equivalent focal length – giving you a wide angle when zoomed out, a substantial amount of telephoto when zoomed in, and a lot to work with in between. For slowing fast action, the HC-VX870 captures 120 fps native slow-motion at 1080p resolution, which can be slowed down even further using in-camera interpolation – giving you a 240 fps final video.

I’m considering Panasonic HC-VX870; while, I’ve heard that getting video from a Panasonic camcorder onto a computer, in particular a Mac, is much of a hassle. …just how much of an effort is this going to be? Will iMovie suffice for editing, or should I ditch my MacBook and upgrade and thrust way too much money in Apple’s direction for Final Cut?

That’s the confusion not only for one guy who are planning to get a Panasonic 4K Ultra HD camcorder like the above new HC-VX870. How to transfer Panasonic HC-VX870 AVCHD to Mac for playing and editing is a big concern.

Well, on your Mac OS computer, you can not play AVCHD video from the camcorder connected via USB as an external storage device, or from removable media or from the computer’s internal hard disk drive all the time. The reason is that, presently the default media players from Apple (QuickTime) can support AVCHD files on Mac OS X EI Capitan only. The most effective workaround to enable HC-VX870 AVCHD compatible with Mac is to convert Panasonic HC-VX870 AVCHD to a Mac friendly format. Plus, for easy editing like in iMovie, you’d better convert the Panasonic HC-VX870 4K video or 1080 60p MTS to AIC .mov, for FCP, convert MTS video to ProRes is better.

Learn to use UFUSoft Mac AVCHD Converter for making Panasonic HC-VX870 AVCHD files Mac-friendly

This AVCHD to Mac Converter is the best program for you to achieve AVCHD converting on Mac:

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1. Launch the program and import your Panasonic HC-VX870 MTS, M2TS video by clicking “Add” button.

2. Click the Format bar and select a proper video format according your needs.
Tip: For playback on Mac, QuickTime Movie Format is the best choice; for iMovie, you can select the output format AIC .mov from iMovie and Final Cut Express profile list; for FCP, Final Cut Pro >> Apple ProRes 422 is optimal.

AVCHD to AIC

3. Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface. For Panasonic HC-VX870 AVCHD editing in iMovie and FCP, 1920*1080 video size and 30fps frame rate are recommended here.

4. Start the Panasonic HC-VX870 AVCHD to Mac conversion via hitting the Convert button.

After the conversion, you can get the resulted video by clicking the Open button in the main interface. Now, you can play/edit Panasonic HC-VX870 video on Mac OS X freely.

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