One of my friends came to me with her problem when trying to edit Panasonic HDC-SD800 videos in Pinnacle Studio 14. I am not sure if the latest version Pinnacle Studio 16 would work with the non-AVCHD compliant 1080/60p 28Mbps, as many video editors do not support importing such files.
Upgrading to the latest version might cost around 100 bucks, and I would recommend a decent Panasonic AVCHD converter from Firstarsoft, which will handle the 1080/60p 28Mbps MTS video and convert to Pinnacle Studio supported formats like DV, AVI, MPG, MP4, 3GP and WMV.
Follow the steps below, and you can import and convert Panasonic HDC-SD800 1080/60p or 1080/50p 28Mbps MTS to Pinnacle Studio WMV.
Step 1. Load Panasonic MTS videos to the Firstarsoft MTS Converter.
Transfer .mts files from Panasonic HDC-SD800 camcorder to computer via USB cable. Run Firstarsoft MTS Converter as the best Panasonic SD800 MTS converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose to output HD WMV.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > HD WMV (*.wmv) for converting Panasonic HDC-SD800 1080/60p MTS to 1080/30p WMV with WMV3 as video codec. The Panasonic SD800 MTS converter also keeps the 5.1 channels from SD800 by default.
Step 3. Convert Panasonic SD800 MTS to WMV for Pinnacle Studio.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the MTS to WMV converter will start converting 1080/60p MTS to HD WMV in 1920×1080 for importing to Pinnacle Studio.
Soon after the conversion is finished, just run Pinnacle Studio to edit the Panasonic SD800 HD videos from the AVCHD Video Converter.
You can also choose AVI, MPG, MP4 for output format in Step 2, which is available under the HD Video group in the Panasonic AVCHD converter. The converter also works for other AVCHD camcorders like Panasonic TM350, Sony HDR-CX110, Canon HF S200, and so on.