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  • Page 1 Editing AVCHD 09’ with iMovie...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    The AVCHD Workflow On Apple Computers………………………………………… EDiTing AnD OuTpuTTing AVCHD WiTH iMOViE ‘09 Transferring AVCHD Footage to Your Mac………………………………………….. Transferring AVCHD Footage Directly From the panasonic AVCCAM Cameras to Your Mac………………………………………..……………………………………… Transferring AVCHD Footage Directly From The SDHC Card To Your Mac……...
  • Page 3: The Avchd Workflow On Apple Computers

    The AVChD WorkfloW on Apple CompuTers Apple Intel-based Mac computers (MacBookPro Laptops, iMac or Mac Pro Towers) work really well with Panasonic AVCCAM cameras shooting AVCHD footage. Working on a Mac platform presents four editing solutions, based on your budget and the complexity of your final edit. The four editing applications are: iMovie ’(08 or ’09), Final Cut Express 4, Final Cut Pro (v.6.05 or higher, Part of Final Cut Studio) and Adobe Premier Pro as part of CS4.
  • Page 4: Transferring Avchd Footage Directly From The Panasonic Avccam Cameras

    Fire Wire output. sTep #1 – ConneCT your panasoniC Camera via a usb Cable To your CompuTer. note: It is recommended to connect your camera to an AC power supply, as a low battery could damage your transferred footage.
  • Page 5 Here you can also choose how you want to organize your imported video in the Event Library. And finally you will need to choose the size you wish to import, either Full – 1920x1080 or Large – 960x540. Since your Panasonic AVCHD camera records in full 1920x1080, you should select Full.
  • Page 6: Transferring Avchd Footage Directly From The Sdhc Card To Your Mac

    (re-purposing content). Note: Panasonic recommends 3 party applications such as Shot Put Pro from Imagine Products for copy and verification. Shot Put Pro provides a safe backup to up to 3 simultaneous target locations (such as hard drives or Blu-ray...
  • Page 7 TrAnsferring AVChD CAmerA ArChiVeD fooTAge To Your mAC f you have transferred your footage to an external hard drive, you can still get your footage into iMovie. Connect the hard drive to your computer. sTep #1 – open imovie. Click File>Import>Camera Archive. This will open a navigation window.
  • Page 8 Event Library. And finally you will need to choose the size you wish to import. Either Full – 1920x1080 or Large – 960x540. Since your Panasonic AVCHD camera records in full 1920x1080, you should select Full. sTep #5 - CliCk ok.
  • Page 9: To Ipod

    No matter which approach you use to get your AVCHD footage into iMovie, you are now ready to begin the creative fun of editing. From this point on, you edit your AVCHD footage (which has now been converted to Apple Intermediate Codec) just like you edit any other footage in iMovie ‘09.
  • Page 10: To Blu-Ray

    Pick your category, give your video a description and pick the size you wish to publish. Now the world can see your AVCHD footage. ouTpuTTing To blu-rAY Unfortunately, iMovie does not support the creation of Blu-ray discs. In order to make a Blu-ray disc, you will need to transfer your movie to a third party Blu-ray burning software, such as Roxio Toast Titanium 10 Pro or Adobe Encore (part of Adobe CS3).
  • Page 11: To Standard Definition Dvd

    ouTpuTing To sTAnDArD DefiniTion DVD Even though you have shot your material on high definition and edited it in HD, you may still need to downconvert it to standard definition to show your movie. AVCHD footage will make dazzling standard definition DVDs. sTep #1 –...
  • Page 12: The Avchd Workflow - Archiving

    sTep #3 – burn your DvD. When your project is finished click on File>Burn DVD. Insert a blank DVD into your Mac and press Burn. For more information on iDVD features please see www.apple.com/support/idvd/ The AVChD WorkfloW – ArChiVing Once your project is finished, you will want to archive your High Definition AVCHD footage (not just your Apple Intermediate Codec footage).
  • Page 13: To Standard Dvd Discs

    Year and member of the DVD Association hall of fame. bernie is the panasonic AVChD evangelist and a paid consultant to panasonic.