I have a Panasonic Camcorder, HDC- SD90, which produces .mts files with 1920*1080 28Mbps. I record some more mts videos by sd90 and want to upload to SmugMug for sharing with my friends. SmugMug does a great job with MTS video, it supports 1080p HD and can take an MTS file directly. The upload times for an MTS file shot in 1080p (28Mbps!) though are too long, so I need to compress 1080/28Mbps video before uploading .To solve the problems, I recommend a professional program named Final Mate. This professional Camcorder Software – Final Mate can Convert/Shrink Panasonic AVCHD footages to MOV with best quality for Upload/Share/Store Videos to SmugMug.
Below is the fast guide for you to Convert and Compress AVCHD files from Panasonic HDC-SD90 Camcorder to .MOV Videos with Highest Quality for Uploading/Sharing to SmugMug on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
Step 1. Get Panasonic HDC-SD90 1080/28Mbps AVCHD footage to Final Mate.
If you have already backup all your mts video recordings from Panasonic SD90 to your computer, you can browse your video path via “Add” and the software will automatically show your AVCHD clips in Resource Tab.
Step 2. Create a Movie for Convert Panasonic SD90 MTS Files.
For conveting Panasoni HDC-SD90 MTS files to mov and keep highest quality for uploading on SmugMug. First need to create a movie for conversion by selecting Add > For Conversion in Movies Tab for putting mts video clips on. Then select all the files from the Resource tab using Ctrl+A, drag and drop to the movie in Movies tab.
Step 3. Choose export format – Panasonic HDC-SD90 MTS to MOV for SmugMug Pro.
Click the Export button, and go to the Devices tab. Choose HD Video – H.264 HD Video(*.mov) for conversion .
Step 4. Set Video/Audio Quality and Export.
To get high quality videos, you can choose 1920*1080 size(pix),frame rate 25fps,medium quality as video bitrate and 256K audio bitrate before starting conversion.The quality loss is not significant, the videos still look great when viewed. Click OK to start Converting Panasonic SD90 AVCHD MTS files to 1080p MOV for SmugMug.
When the Panasonic SD90 MTS Videos to 1080p MOV conversion is done, you can quickly Upload Panasonic SD90 Recording MTS Video to SmugMug. I also keep the MTS files as a backup – these play OK locally in WMP and Popcorn Hour.