I have Panasonic HDC-SD5 camcorder, which is almost 3 years old to shoot my family videos. Recently, I got Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 camera, which produces videos in 720p AVCHD Lite. I would like to assemble the videos from camcorder and Lumix camera to create unique family videos. When I import camcorder AVCHD to Corel VideoStudio 12, there is no problem. However, VS12 could not cope with Lumix camera AVCHD Lite video footage.
I googled for AVCHD Lite and Lumix, and found Aunsoft Final Mate the recommended Lumix AVCHD Lite MTS converter to convert Panasonic 720p MTS files to Ulead H.264 MP4 for editing HD videos in Corel VideoStudio 12 Pro X2. It makes it easy to merge Panasonic HDC-SD5 AVCHD and Lumix DMC-ZS7 AVCHD Lite in VideoStudio 12.
Follow the steps below, and you can make the Panasonic proprietary AVCHD Lite 720p videos editable in Corel VideoStudio 12, and even other Windows editing software like Windows Movie Maker ,Sony Vegas , Adoeb Premiere.
Step 1. Capture ZS7 MTS with Camcorder Wizard of Aunsoft Final Mate.
Run Aunsoft Final Mate as the best Lumix AVCHD to Corel VideoStudio Converter, and connect Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 to PC with USB cable. Just follow the ZS7 wizard or click the Wizard button in Camcorder Tab to import videos to program, then drag and drop them to create one movie for converting to Corel VS12 and exporting.
If you have already copied the 720p AVCHD Lite file from DMC-ZS7 to computer hard drive, just browse the mts files from Resource Tab by selecting a path or clicking Add button to add a new path which stores MTS files, then drag and drop them to create one movie for converting and exporting.
Step 2. Choose Ulead Corel H.264 HD MP4 output format.
Click the "Export" option, and choose "Export into Editor" to Ulead Corel VideoStudio > Ulead H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) as output format. However, to keep the original settings with best quality, you may need to choose 1280x720 as video resolution from the drop-down list of the video size option, and choose original for video bit rate(kbps) and Frame Rate (fps). Then Panasonic Lumix MTS converter will transcode 720p AVCHD Lite files to Corel MP4 with AVC/H.264 as video codec, keeping original 1280x720 resolution.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic Lumix AVCHD Lite to MP4 for VideoStudio 12.
Click the "OK" button under the preview window, and the Final Mate will start converting Panasonic DMC- ZS7 720p AVCHD Lite to MP4 for Corel VideoStudio 12 Pro X2.
After the converter, you can import the HD 720p MP4 videos to VideoStudio 12, and then burn them to Blu-ray disc with a Blu-Ray disc writer in your computer.
If you would like to put Lumix AVCHD on Mac OS X like 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and 10.4 Tiger, just try the Mac Lumix AVCHD Lite converter for uploading AVCHD Lite video footage to Mac, playing with QuickTime Player, editing AVCHD Lite in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, and so on.