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    hello, can anyone reccommend a video converter please.
    I have just purchased a panasonic HD camcorder which is causing imovie to crash.
    I need to be able to convert the hd movie to the highest possible quality that is compatible with MAC free would be good but dont mind paying moderate amount given I have just spent 400 on a camera that i cant use on my mac

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    What format is the camera saving in? Macs are not limited to one format or another, but some of the software on the Mac will use specific formats (like iMovie). Also, many cameras can write their files in different file types.

    So, the trick is to match up the two. What model of camera is it?
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    it is a panasonic HC V700

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    Hi Louishen,
    I had exactly the same problem as your having .Firstly do not panic !!!! like i did lol.
    I have a panasonic hdctm900 which records 1080p in avchd so needed to convert the files.I purchased roxio toast titanium and the additional HD blueray plugin.This allows me to convert my avchd files to prores422 to work with in fcpx and then when i have finished burn them to dvd or even better blue ray if you have a bluerayburner.I choose to record a hd dvd which which is not blueray but an avchd file that plays on any blue ray player in hd quality...
    All the best lee

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    it is a panasonic HC V700
    If you want to import into iMovie, I'm pretty sure that you will have to shoot video in the 540/25p mode that your camcorder offers, as iMovie doesn't support the 50p/50i HD modes.

    If you want to shoot in 1080, then you'll need something like ClipWrap to change your footage to a Quicktime. Use the Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) option, as this is what iMovie is optimsed for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leebou View Post
    Hi Louishen,
    I had exactly the same problem as your having .Firstly do not panic !!!! like i did lol.
    I have a panasonic hdctm900 which records 1080p in avchd so needed to convert the files.I purchased roxio toast titanium and the additional HD blueray plugin.This allows me to convert my avchd files to prores422 to work with in fcpx and then when i have finished burn them to dvd or even better blue ray if you have a bluerayburner.I choose to record a hd dvd which which is not blueray but an avchd file that plays on any blue ray player in hd quality...
    All the best lee
    can you explain this process a bit more please
    Karen

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