For those individuals who want an HDV camcorder that is simple to use, the Panasonic HDC-TM700K is the ideal device for you. The Panasonic HDC-TM700K HDV camcorder uses 1080p progressive recording. This type of recording provides high-density, crisp images. The progressive recording has the ability to record twice as much data as HDV camcorders that use the interlace method. The interlacing method requires two images to produce a complete picture, whereas the progressive method needs only one. We liked the progressive recording for capturing video with fast-paced subjects such as sporting events. It’s no doubt the video quality shot by a Panasonic TM700K camera is ideal, but it’s really a hard thing to import the m2ts footage directly to a Mac video editing application to do further editing, no matter iMovie, Final Cut Express or the new Final Cut Pro X. Is there a workaround to do so? Yes, there is. With Aunsoft Panasonic AVCHD Converter for Mac, you can convert Panasonic TM700 footage to ProRes for FCP X in simple steps.
The following guide describes how to convert Panasonic TM700 footage to ProRes in detail.
Step 1: Download Mac Panasonic Video Converter, install and run it
Once run the program, click “Add Video” button to load your source footage in m2ts format. This AVCHD Lite Converter for Mac supports batch conversion, so you can add multiple MTS/M2TS AVCHD files to convert at a time. If you wanna combine the loaded files into one file, just simply tick off the checkbox before “Merge into one file” option.
Step 2: Choose Apple ProRes as output format for FCP X.
Click the format bar or the pull down list of “Format” to choose output format. To convert Panasonic MTS/M2TS files to Apple ProRes, you just need choose a preset for Apple ProRes as target format. The Mac Panasonic TM700 Converter comes with 4 format presets for ProRes, including Apple ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444 in different types. You can simply select the one you need for outputting to Final Cut Pro X. If the default settings do not satisfy your requirements, you can click “Settings” button to modify video and audio parameters, such as video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. Panasonic TM700 supports recording audio in 5.1 channel, so the Aunsoft Panasonic AVCHD Converter allows converting Panasonic M2TS to Apple ProRes in 6 channel as well.
Step 3: Convert Panasonic TM700 footage to ProRes for FCP X
When finished the above mentioned steps, you can click the “Convert” button to start converting Panasonic M2TS to Apple ProRes for using in Final Cut Pro X. The final output Apple ProRes *.mov files can be found out via click “Open” button with ease. Hope this helps.
1. If you wanna cut, split camcorder footage frame by frame more accurately, you may give Final Mate for Mac a shot.
2. If you are using a Panasonic P2 card to record footage, you can use TransMXF for Mac to convert or back up your recordings in .mxf/.MXF format.
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