Nowadays more and more cameras and camcorders can record full HD 1080P 50p/60p AVCHD files. Like Panasonic HDC-TM700 is a camcorder introduced in early 2010 that is able to shoot 1080p 50/60P AVCHD. It performs good quality in low-light conditions, and it includes 3MOS system as well as 35mm wide-angle lens with 12x optical zoom. HDC-TM700 is proposed with 1080/50p (Full HD 1920x1080 with 50 progressive recording) in Europe, and 1080/60p (full HD 1920x1080 with 60 progressive recording) in America. The Panasonic HDC-TM900 is the successor to the lauded HDC-TM700, it offers the same fantastic video performance as its predecessor, particularly with its widely-praised 1080/60p mode.
With Panasonic TM700/TM900 video cameras, good to tell that you can shoot full HD videos, but bad news is currently the Panasonic 50/60P AVCHD format is nearly impossible to be edited. Even with the latest update of Final Cut Pro X(version 10.0.4),we have not seen the expected support for 50/60p AVCHD MTS. If you want to edit Panasonic AVCHD 50p/60p MTS in Final Cut Pro, a third party Panasonic AVCHD Converter is needed. As a professional conversion tool, Pavtube Panasonic 50/60P MTS converter provides easy-to-use operations and powerful conversion functions for Panasonic AVCHD Camcorders users to convert 1080p 50/60P AVCHD MTS to Apple ProRes format. Apple ProRes was introduced by Apple to keep the high quality during transcoding and help Final Cut Pro works more efficiently with HD contents.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to transcode Panasonic AVCHD 50/60p MTS to Apple ProRes format for FCP editing with Mac OS X like Mountain Lion, Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard.
Step1: Download and install the Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac. It’s professional Panasonic 50/60p MTS to FCP Converter on Mac.
Step2: Click on the “Format” and get the dropdown menu, you will find many FCP compatible formats. Here we recommend the Apple ProRes 422. In the settings you will find Pavtube allows you to keep the original frame rate 50/60fbps in the final ProRes files. You can set the output path by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.
Step3: Start converting your Panasonic AVCHD 50/60p videos to Apple ProRes with this professional Panasonic 50/60p Video to FCP Converter.
After a shot conversion, you will be able to import your Panasonic TM700/TM900 1080 50/60p videos into Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing without rendering.
Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.
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