Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCCAM HD Camcorder & AG-MYA30G XLR Mic Adapter / Holder is a kit including an AG-HMC40 Camcorder and a dual input XLR Microphone Adapter and Holder that mounts right under the tip of the camcorder’s detachable handle (as shown in the photo above). The HMC40 is designed to record in high definition on standard SD and SDHC memory cards. The camera is extremely portable and lightweight, weighing in at just over 2 lbs. While SD-based camcorders have been gaining ground in the consumer market, the HMC40 has the ability to record AVCHD images at significantly higher bitrates. This enhancement makes the camera’s codec more efficient than comparable HD interframe codecs, such as HDV and XDCAM EX. Using H.264 as its compression algorithm, the camera can record incredibly detailed images at a fraction of the file size.
iMovie 11 (Version 9.0) was released on October 20, 2010 as part of the iLife ’11 package. It has the ability to make trailers for home movies, more control over audio, instant replays, flash and hold, facial recognition, news themes, and the ability to watch the video on a Mac, iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, Apple TV, Facebook and YouTube. Although this new released iMovie 11 supports AVCHD with at 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30/50/60, the Panasonic AG-HMC40 1080/24p AVCHD MTS is incompatible with Mac iMovie 11 NOW!
So if you want to edit AG-HMC40 1080p/24p in iMovie 11, you are recommended to use UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS to iMovie 11 converter for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic 1080p/24p AVCHD to MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080p/24p MTS files for import into iMovie 11.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic AG-HMC40 1080p/24 MTS to iMovie 11 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load AVCHD 1080p/24p videos to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic AG-HMC40 camera, run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Mac AG-HMC40 1080p/24p MTS to MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose H.264/AVC MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > H.264 MOV Video (*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to iMovie 11. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.
Step 3. Merge Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Panasonic AG-HMC40 1080p/24p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert AG-HMC40 MTS to MOV for iMovie 11.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting Panasonic AG-HMC40 1080p/24p MTS videos to H.246 .mov, and joining the Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS files for editing in iMovie 11.
After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to iMovie 11 and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to iMovie 8/9, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 7/X, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc for editing in full HD.