I have a Panasonic HC-V720 and I'd like to be able to work with the videos in iMovie and I've read so much online my head is spinning. The camera shoots in shoots full HD in AVCHD 60, so iMovie won't import, but it will archive the footage. When I try to import from archive, it doesn't find an appropriate folder. None of this is unexpected, though there has been conflicting comments in the discussions and online that state iMovie should be able to import AVCHD 60 from archive and convert automatically to AIC.
The camera also shoots in iFrame which it will import, but not at the highest resolution the camera can provide.
All of this is as expected, but I first of all, I want to make sure I'm not missing something along the way.
Now, as for conversion. I want to convert the AVCHD 60 to something iMovie can use but I want to maintain the resolution. Brorsoft and iSkysoft seem to have products that can do it, but I want to make sure I don't lose resolution. Any suggestions on the best software and/or workflow to make the conversion?
A quick update--iMovie is loading directly AVCHD 1080i from the camera, just not the 1080p. I don't understand why, but I'm not complaining, especially as the 1080i is alledgely also at 60fps. Great news for me. . . .