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IMovie capture is poor quality.

I have a Panasonic HDC-SD1 HD camcorder.  iMovie will play the video when the camera is attached.  But after capturing, the picture is so distorted.  I've checked the settings on both the computer and the camera and can find no issue.  I am beginning to suspect something wrong in the camera that doesn't download the file correctly.  Can you assist?

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  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    I have a Panasonic SDR-H20 that, when connected to my TV, plays the video with great quality.  But when it's captured in iMovie, the quality is seriously reduced.  I'm sure I have the transfer settings at the highest quality.  Can anybody help?

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Hello referring to the SD1 from Panasonic, i recommend to deinterlace the captured clips with "JES Deinterlacer" before editing them with imovie. be careful to use "apple intermediate code" at the output of JES Deinterlacer. i clearly get better results this way, max recommendable size at 1280x720p when exporting QT files... kind regards, bruno 

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MTS format is high-definition MPEG, AVC, H.264 transport stream video file format which commonly used by HD camcorders such as Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC. HD camcorder makes use of MTS in the form of AVCHD, a format for recording and playback of high definition video.
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Here you can check the list of some popular HD camcorders recording video in AVCHD MTS/M2TS format including Canon, Sony, Panasonic and JVC as follows:

Canon HF10, HF100, VIXIA HF S100, VIXIA HG21, VIXIA HF200, VIXIA HF S200, VIXIA HF M300, HG20, HG21, IVIS HF M31, IVIS HF R10
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Easy Tutorial for you to convert MTS/M2TS files to FCP on Mac here:

Step1: Import MTS, M2TS Files to Mac MTS Converter
Click the "Add File" to upload your chosen AVCHD MTS, M2TS files to MTS to FCP Converter for Mac after you lauched it.

Step2: Set Output Video Format for FCP
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Step3: Convert MTS Files to FCP
Click "Start" to convert AVCHD MTS, M2TS videos to FCP on Mac. you can edit your converted MTS, M2TS files with FCP on Mac OS X after converting finished.

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NTSC Camcorders(a video format used in North America, Central America, Japan, and parts of South America)
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PAL Camcorders(a video format used in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, most of Asia, and parts of South America)
Canon: DC50E, DC220E, DC330E, FS10E, FS100E, HF11E, HF100E, HG10E, HG20E, HG21E.
JVC: GZ-HD10KR, GZ-HD30, GZ-HD40, GZ-MG255, GZ-MG67, GZ-MG155, GZ-MG330.
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