How to convert Panasonic HM-TA20 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MP4) to 1080p AVI/WMV?
If you have a powerful PC with powerful editing software like Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5 (or Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD, Pinnacle Studio) installed, it won’t be a problem for playing and editing the Panasonic HM-TA20 footage, otherwise you may get involved in playing back and editing issues. In that case, many people convert the H.264 codec into something more common, e.g. AVI and WMV. The following guide tells you how to convert Panasonic HM-TA20 MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (.MP4) to 1080p AVI/WMV for editing and playing back.
Required software: Pavtube HD Video Converter
The software does a good job in converting H.264 .MP4 files to AVI, WMV formats for editing in sync and not loose much quality. And it allows you to join the Panasonic HM-TA20 clips together, and add audio track to the video as background music.
Step 1. Load H.264 .MP4 footage to Panasonic HM-TA20 Converter.
Transfer h.264 encoded .MP4 files from Panasonic HM-TA20 camcorder to computer via USB cable. Download a trial of Pavtube HD Video Converter and run the software as the best Panasonic HM-TA20 converter. Click the “Add” button to load .mp4 videos from HM-TA20 camcorder.
Step 2. Set AVI or WMV format as output format for editing.
Click “Format” bar to determine output format. Follow “Common Video” and select any format from “AVI MSMPEG4-V3 (*.avi)”, “WMV3 (WMV9)(*.wmv)” and “WMV2 (WMV8)(*.wmv)”.
Step 3. Adjust video and audio settings to keep 1080p HD quality
Click “Settings” button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To maintain original HD quality, you may set “original” in the fields of “Size”, “Bitrate” and “Frame rate”. To downsize the Canon 60D .mov files, just set a smaller bitrate.
Step 4. Click “Convert” button to convert Panasonic HM-TA20 mp4 files to HD AVI/WMV.
Once the conversion is finished by Panasonic HM-TA20 MP4 to AVI Converter, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right, just import and edit Panasonic HM-TA20 MP4 fileswith common editing software like Magix Movie Edit Pro or load the Panasonic HM-TA20 clips to Windows Media Player for playback.