Panasonic HDC-SD100 is a great 3MOS camcorder in 2008 with up to 32GB of SDHC. It provides better low light performance comparing to HDC-SD9. SD100 provides 4 kinds of recording mode: HA with 1920 x 1080/50i at 17 Mbps, HG with 1920 x 1080/50i at 13 Mbps / VBR, HX with 1920 x 1080/50i at 9 Mbps, and HE with 1440 x 1080/50i at 6 Mbps. The audio recording system is quite advanced with Dolby Digital (Dolby AC3) / 5.1ch.
However, when you connect the Panasonic SD100 to Apple computer, you may notice that QuickTime Player does not work with the .mts files, and the video playback with VLC media player on Mac is choppy. The main reason for the jerky playback on Mac may lie on the computer configuration with low CPU or RAM.
To smoothly play Panasonic SD100 AVCHD MTS on Mac without interlacing issue, you can use Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to remove interlaces from 1080i AVCHD videos and convert MTS to QuickTime Player on Mac.
Below is the quick guide for you to get rid of interlaces when playing camcorder videos on Mac.
Step 1. Load AVCHD files to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic HDC-SD100 camcorder to Apple computer, and the camcorder will be shown as CAM_MEM on Apple desktop. Go to the AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM to copy and transfer the .mts files to computer hard drive. Run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Deinterlace filter on Mac, and click the "Add" button and browse the .mts files.
Step 2. Deinterlace 1080i movies.
Select a video clip and click the "Editor" button. Go to the Effect tab and check the box for deinterlacing. Then click the apply to all button to deinterlace all 1080i .mts footage on the conversion list.
Step 3. Choose QuickTime MOV output format.
Click the "Format" option, and navigate to QuickTime Movie Format > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format. To get 1920x1080 video, click the "Settings" button to choose 1920*1080 as output video size.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic SD100 to MOV for Mac.
Click the convert button, and the Mac deinterlace filter will start converting MTS to MOV and deinterlacing 1080i video to remove interlaces.
When the conversion is done, you can easily play camcorder videos on QuickTime Player without unexpected lines. For camcorder users like HDC-TM700, Lumix DMC-ZS7, you can also use this Mac deinterlace filter or go to Panasonic camcorder column for more information.