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How to import HDC-TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro for

Postby kyo » Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:47 am

How to import HDC-TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac OS X

Panasonic HDC-TM900 is a hot camcorder due to its excellent performance in image and video recording. The advanced 3MOS System combines the high-sensitivity 3MOS Sensor, large-diameter F1.5 Leica Dicomar Lens, and Crystal Engine PRO. The advanced 3MOS System lets you enjoy bright, low-noise recording even in dim lighting.

But do you encounter problems when you want to import Panasonic HDC-TM900 footage to Final Cut Pro for edit? HDC-TM900 shoots video in AVCHD MTS/M2TS mode, Final Cut Pro doesn’t support AVCHD MTS/M2TS format, you have to convert AVCHD to Final Cut Pro likes, for instance, Apple ProRes encoded .mov.

How to Import HDC-TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Pro for editing on Mac OS X? You’ll need Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, it converts AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos as well as HD videos of other various formats to editable and playable video and audio formats. You can follow the guide below.

Step 1. Run TM900 Video Converter for Mac. Click “Add” button and browse to the AVCHD footage (*.mts or *.m2ts clips) from cam HDD or SD card.

Step 2. Click on “Format” bar and set a FCP friendly format in dropdown-list. You are advised to “Follow Final Cut Pro” template and “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format. The ingested files could be significantly larger than the original files. If you prefer smaller file size, choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. The “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.

Step 3. Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/ audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features. Or set smaller bitrate to further cut down export file size. You may skip this step as well.

Step 4. Click “Convert” to start converting Panasonic HDC-TM900 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 codec. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac converts video faster than its competitors per testing and it does not bother to render when importing the converted files to FCP. After conversion you can click the “Open” button to find and import converted video files to FCP instantly for post-production.
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