AVCHD to ProRes-Convert Panasonic SD900 MTS recordings to ProRes 422 for FCP editing on Mac
It is said that the Panasonic HDC-SD900 is an amateur filmmaker's dream. It turns out to be true. Panasonic has decided to hold a greater share in HD camcorder market with the HDC-SD900 – and indeed it has managed to do it. It is a Full HD 1920 x 1080/50p camcorder, which ships 3MOS 2.53MP sensors. Besides, it shots video recordings in AVCHD format like MTS or M2TS and has enough manual features and creative functions to satisfy even the most demanding movie maker.
You must be disappointed when you are prevented from editing AVCHD recordings on FCP. Don't blame the FCP because the AVCHD video formats like MTS and M2TS are not compatible with FCP for further editing. But it is said that FCP supports importing MTS videos for editing. In fact, sometimes you are able to import MTS video recordings to FCP. However, it will take such a long time to wait MTS videos being rendered for smooth editing in FCP. So, if you want to import AVCHD recordings to FCP without rendering, you can try to convert AVCHD recordings to ProRes 422 for FCP editing.
The great Mac AVCHD to FCP Converter here recommended is Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. It can help you convert AVCHD video files to ProRes and get FCP compatible videos. Below is a quick guide for converting and loading Panasonic SD900 MTS videos to FCP.
First, when you have download and install the Pavtube AVCHD to ProRes Converter Mac, you may meet a problem. You can not find the video recordings on your SD card after the camcorder being connected to the Mac. Don't worry, freely launch the program and click the add button and find folder \PRIVATE\AVCHD\BDMV\STREAM.
Tips: you can click the play button and preview the video recordings before enter the next step. And what's more, simple editing function is provided for trimming, cropping and adding watermark on the videos.
Then, your MTS video recordings have been imported to the program and you can choose output format for these videos. Click the format bar and choose iMovie and FCP > Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov).
Tips: If you want to adjust the video and audio advanced settings, you can click the settings button to reset the parameter.
After the settings have been set, you need click "Convert" button to start convert Panasonic SD900 AVCHD MTS to ProRes 422.
After getting the converted videos, you can transfer Panasonic SD900 MTS footage to FCP for editing on Mac OS X Lion.
Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can convert 1080p cameras/camcorders footages to editable HD video formats for non-linear editing software like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Studio, Avid, Adobe Premiere etc. The HD footage can be compressed to SD video clips for storage when you wanna save storage space. The Mac iMedia Converter is also able to extract audios from Blu-ray discs, DVDs and videos for media players with high quality and fast conversion speed.