iSkySoft HD Video Converter Help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by NeverhadaPC, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. NeverhadaPC macrumors 6502

    NeverhadaPC

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    Hi guys and gals,

    I have bought a new HD camcorder Panasonic HDC-TM700 with the 1080/60p options. I have two options:
    1. Record in 1080i (not 1080/60p!) and import via iMovie/iPhoto.
    2. Record in 1080/60p .mts (AVCHD) format, convert to iMovie-accepted format, and import into iMovie/iPhoto.

    The first option is a last resort as the 1080/60p looks beautiful. So, I would like to hear about methods in which I may convert the .mts files quickly and robustly. I have tried using Handbrake but it does not work properly with the converted files being choppy.

    I would like to use iSkySoft or Wondershare video converters (35-40 dollars) but if there is a free converter that does a great (quick) job, I would like to hear from anyone.

    Has anyone used iSkySoft or Wondershare before? Any recommendations/warnings about these software solutions?

    Thank you
     
  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

    deadwulfe

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    I haven't tried it with an .mts file, but you might want to check out MPEG Streamclip.
     
  3. NeverhadaPC thread starter macrumors 6502

    NeverhadaPC

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    Thanks for the link, but MPEG Streamclip does not accept MTS files.

    Maybe if I install Parallels Desktop, I can take advantage of the PC-worlds converter tools. I am just surprised that Apple Computer, who prides itself as being for the creative minds, does not have a simple app that converts AVCHD to MOV or MP4 format. :(
     
  4. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

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  5. NeverhadaPC thread starter macrumors 6502

    NeverhadaPC

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    Yes. It loads in the AVCHD file (.mts) and give me a quicktime-style player that looks like it thinks the mts file is an audio file but when I click play MPEG Streamclip (1.9.2) it just runs through the play time with no audio or video.

    I am leaning towards installing windows on BootCamp and using Parallels Desktop and an MTS-friendly PC converter to convert my AVCHD file in Windows and transfer the converted MP4 or MOV file to iMovie on the Mac.
     

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