While the previous version of Lumix series like DMC-ZS7/TZ10, only support 720p AVCHD Lite recording, instead of AVCHD in 1920×1080, Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2K is the successor of GH1, which both support 1920×1080 501i/60i AVCHD shooting. I googled and find a collection of the AVCHD Lite cameras.
Support 720p AVCHD Lite format:
Panasonic Lumix FX75/FX70, FX35/FX38, LX5, ZS7/TZ10, ZS3/TZ7, TS1/FT1;
LEICA D-LUX 5.
Support 720p AVCHD Lite and 1080 AVCHD formats:
Panasonic Lumix FX700, FZ100, TS3/FT3, GH1, GH2, ZS10/TZ20, FZ47/FZ48, FX90, FX70/FZ77, and FZ150 (with 1080 60p/60i).
Note: Lumix DMC-FZ150 is the only Lumix camera that I find with 720p AVCHD Lite and 1920×1080 AVCHD recording in 60i and 60p.
However, one of my friends got the 720p AVCHD Lite videos from Lumix GH2, and could not get AVCHD Lite files work on Avid Media Composer 5. Since AVCHD Lite as the subset of AVCHD is not supported by AVCHD directly, my friend needs a third party tool to convert the files.
Here I would like to share with you the experience of my friend, and his workaround to get HD video editing on Avid MC 5.
1. Use Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter to transcode AVCHD Lite MTS to TS.
2. Import the TS to ProCoder 3 to get M2T files.
3. Load the M2T files to Avid MC 5.
Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter is mainly for conversion, and Aunsoft Final Mate can not only convert MTS files to TS, but also merge several files into one with no re-encoding for directly preview on media players. You can use the right tool according to your usage.
Here he used ProCoder3 for converting TS to M2T, as he noticed that conversion would save him time and hard disk space, instead of renaming .ts to .m2t. ProCoder is a much expensive tool, and you can choose your own way (convert from ts to m2t, or rename ts to m2t) according to your budget.
As I see that Aunsoft Blu-ray ripper for Windows is updated with Avid DNxHD format, the rest products like Final Mate, MTS Converter and Video Converter would support the Avid preferred format DNxHD as output.