Import Panasonic TM700 60P AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly on Mac
Summary: Here it mainly show you an easy way on how to import and edit Panasonic TM700 60P AVCHD MTS files in Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X smoothly by transcoding AVCHD MTS to FCP Apple ProRes.
Panasonic HDC-TM700 is a camcorder introduced in early 2010 that is able to shoot 1080p 50/60P AVCHD videos. 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.
You can shoot full HD videos with Panasonic TM700. However, bad news is currently the Panasonic 50/60P AVCHD format is nearly impossible to be edited in Final Cut Pro. Even with the lastest update of FCP X, we have not seen the expected support for 50/60p AVCHD MTS. So how to import Panasonic TM700 AVCHD 50p/60p videos in MTS to Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly on Mac?
In my oponion, since the FCP native format is ProRes, the best method to solve these problems is to convert Panasonic AVCHD 1080 60p footage to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro. Along with some help from a 3rd-party Pansonic AVCHD Converter. If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Pavtube's Panasonic AVCHD Converter for FCP Mac which is entitled as a top Panasonic AVCHD 50p/60p MTS Converter. It supports encoding all Panasonic 1080p 50/60P AVCHD MTS files to Apple ProRes 422 so that you can easily import the Panasonic Camcorder recordings to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to transcode Panasonic TM700 AVCHD 50/60p MTS to Apple ProRes format for FCP editing with Mac OS X like Mountain Lion, Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard.
Step 1: Free Download and install Panasonic AVCHD to FCP Converter to your Mac. It's excellent Canon video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras' videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.
Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.
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.
Step 3. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding AVCHD 50/60p MTS to FCP Apple ProRes on Mac OS.
After a shot conversion, you will be able to import Panasonic TM700 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. And find more tips and tricks in FCP column.