While iMac and MacBook Pro are bundled with 8x slot-loading SuperDrive as DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW, it is easy to create/author and burn videos to DVD with iDVD. You may have shot videos with AVCHD camcorders like Panasonic HDC-TM900 for family movies, but face difficulties loading the 1080/50P MTS files from Panasonic HDC-TM900.
When importing HDC-TM900 to iMovie '08, there is noise and something like Blocky effect on the movie. It could be a solution to upgrade iMovie 8 to iMovie 9, and render MTS files to MOV for iDVD. Another solution is to use third party transcoding tool like Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac to bring HD videos to iDVD for burning to DVD.
Well, here I would like to demonstrate the simple steps for converting Panasonic HDC-TM900 1080P MTS to MOV for iDVD, and burn to DVD.
Step 1. Load Panasonic videos to Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac.
Use USB cable to connect Panasonic HDC-TM900 with iMac/MacBook Pro, and transfer .mts files from camcorder to Apple hard drive disk. Run Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac as the super Mac Panasonic TM900 AVCHD converter, and click the "Add" button to load 1080P .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose Quicktime Movie Format - Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) output format for Without Rendering.
Click the "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to Quicktime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format. The Mac Panasonic TM900 AIC Converter will convert TM900 1080P MTS to AIC MOV with high quality.The Mac Panasonic HD video converter will use the original video resolution by default. Click the "Settings" button to change the video resolution to 1920x1080.
Step 3. Convert MTS to MOV for iDVD.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic HDC-TM900 AVCHD converter starts the conversion from 1080P MTS to AIC MOV for iDVD on Mac Snow Leopard.
Step 4. Author/Burn DVD with iDVD.
When the conversion is finished, run iDVD to create a project and load the AIC MOV videos to iDVD. Edit the DVD menu and insert a blank DVD-R to SuperDrive. Then click the "Burn" button on the bottom of the window to start burning DVD video.
Keep your videos within 90 minutes per disc as standard DVD. Then play the DVD on your TV to share the movies.