Panasonic AG-HMC70 records videos in AVCHD 1080i (1440 x 1080) format. It complies with the latest H.264 motion image compression standard, which forms the basis of the AVC-Intra codec used by P2 HD broadcast systems, and employs the High Profile standard to improve compression efficiency. When you connect AG-HMC70 to iMac, the Apple computer does not recognize the AVCHD files. And when you try to import the AVCHD movies to QuickTime Player, you will find that it can not support AVCHD playback. So how can you backup the movies on Mac and play AVCHD on Mac QuickTime any time you want?
After googling the workflow for playing Panasonic AG-HMC70 AVCHD videos on Mac, you will find Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the recommended Mac Panasonic AVCHD converter, which converts AVCHD to Mac compatible MOV for QuickTime Player. With the Mac Panasonic video converter, it is also easy to merge and combine video clips into a single file for continuous playback.
If you face similar problem like me to play Panasonic AG-HMC70 AVCHD video on Mac with QuickTime Player, the following guide will be useful for you.
Step 1. Load Panasonic AVCHD videos to Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic AG-HMC70 to Apple iMac with the in-box USB cable, copy and transfer the AVCHD .mts files from directory like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM to the Apple hard drive disk. Run Aunsoft MTS Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic AG-HMC70 AVCHD converter on Mac, and click the "Add" button to load 1080i AVCHD .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV output format.
Click the "Format" option and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov) as output format. The default profile is to convert HD video to 1920x1080. As the Panasonic AG-HMC70 AVCHD video recorded at 1440*1080, we can click the "Format" button to change the video size to 1440*1080.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic AG-HMC70 AVCHD to MOV for Mac.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Panasonic to QuickTime converter will start converting AG-HMC70 AVCHD to HD MOV for playback on QuickTime Player.
To join and combine the AVCHD video clips into one file, just tick the checkbox for "Merge into one file", and the Panasonic AG-HMC70 joiner will combine the videos on list to output one video file.
For other Panasonic camcorders like Panasonic AG-HMC150, Panasonic AG-HMC40, HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, Lumix DMC-ZS7/TZ10, you can use the Mac Panasonic video converter or have a look at the Aunsoft Panasonic camcorder column for more information.