This article teaches you how to freely import and edit Panasonic HDC-SD90 MTS videos in FCP, iMovie, FCE. Keep reading.
A lot of users encountered issue while trying to import HDC-SD90 footage on Mac.
“I collected a lot of MTS files from Panasonic HDC-SD90, an old camcorder. Anyway, I wanna import MTS videos to FCP for editing. Do you know how to do this easily?”
Panasonic’s HDC-SD90 High Definition Camcorder grabs photographers’ and shutterbugs’ attention with its 3D recording and the amazing capability to capture super-smooth 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage. To edit, play or share Panasonic HDC-SD90 1080p MTS video on Mac, you will need to convert SD90 AVCHD MTS first. Only by converting can you avoid video playback, editing and importing problems due to the recorded AVCHD format.
There are a lot of converting programs online for you to choose. What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac. is a professional Mac application for converting AVCHD files from Sony/Panasonic/Canon HD camcorders that produce .mts, .m2ts, or .m2t files. And it can help you transform the Panasonic AVCHD file for editing with non-linear editing systems like iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro, Avid MC, Premiere Pro etc. or playing back in quicktime on Mac. If you wanna get ProRes codec on PC, then Brorsoft MTS Converter windows version is your first choice. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to Convert Panasonic HDC-SD90 MTS videos on Mac
Step 1. Launch Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter on Mac and then click “Add” button to import the MTS videos to the software.
Step 2. Click format column and choose the output format.
You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;
You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it’s for Avid editing;
For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;
For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.
Step 3. Tap Convert button to start converting Panasonic HDC-SD90AVCHD videos on Mac.
That’s all. After conversion, you can get the generated videos under “Open” panel for editing and playing. Enjoy!