3183 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 18, 2010 11:06 PM by ithini
Hi and welcome to the forum!
The Panasonic ZS3 records in a newer format known as AVCHD Lite that several manufacturers have adopted for consumer cameras. I believe iMovie '09 supports AVCHD Lite material; have you tried ingesting it from your camera through the newest version?
You might ask over on the iMovie forums for more information.
AVCHD stands for "Advanced Video Codec High Definition", the format was jointly established by both Panasonic and Sony in 2006. AVCHD Lite is a subset of AVCHD format, which identifies devices that are capable of 720p recording only. The name was used first in marketing literature for the Panasonic DMC-ZS3/DMC-FT1/DMC-TZ7 digital cameras, announced in January 2009.
Since AVCHD is not a mac suitable video format, so you need to convert it to mac mov or mp4 with avchd converter for mac. I had this problem weeks ago, but know i can easily get my videos into mac.