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    best AVCHD 1080/50p to Mac also a Downloader for internet video
    Originally Posted by applecbj
    What is latest advice on AVCHD on Mac
    Yesterday, 04:22 PM
    Wonder if someone could possibly help me.I asked for help converting Panasonic's1080/50p files - preserving the brilliant quality of the original - into equivalent for mac. My operating system is 10.6.8 with Imovie '09. I also need to be able to edit them.

    Have there been any improvements during the last year. Roxio Toast for example and also Clip Wrap or any other ones. I have Handbrake, but it is slow and quite complicated and difficult to edit. So I don't mind buying something that will be easy to work with.

    Any suggestions would be gratefully received as I know there is a lot of dross out there.

    Secondly, could you recommend a videodownloader for the net etc. Many thanks

    Best wishes, Applecbj (We are now nearly 2013 there must be some improvements!)

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    If your iMovie is up to date, you should be able to edit that video directly in iMovie now.

    As for a video downloader, I use FastestTube (an extension for Safari) and MacTubes (both free) to grab YouTube videos. I don't have any need to capture outside of YouTube so I can't recommend anything for other sites.

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    Panasonic's1080/50p
    If your iMovie is up to date, you should be able to edit that video directly in iMovie now.
    Does 50/60p not indicate 50/60 frames per second? I didn't think that iMovie could edit 50/60p video without some sort of conversion first?

    As 50/60i video creates 50/60 half frames per second, sort of 25/30 fps, iMovie can edit it?

    Any clarification on the above would help the confusion I suffer whenever I read that iMovie can or cannot edit 50/60fps video, depending on the poster.

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    Not conversion, but re-wrapping for 50/60p:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

    A workflow:
    Edit 1080/50p and burn a disk

    Sorry my first answer was incorrect - I was focusing on the AVCHD part and didn't notice the 50/60p part.

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    Thanks for that chas_m. Very useful, especially the second link.

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