Panasonic HDC-HS700 camcorder is the first consumer camcorder to offer 1080/60p (full HD 1920x1080 with 60 progressive recording) recording using their advanced 3MOS sensor system. The new Panasonic HDC-HS700 comes with a 240GB hard disk drive and records 5.1 channel surround sound with the five built-in microphones. Panasonic also upped the numbers game with a whopping 14.2 mega-pixels for stills.
The HDC-HS700 HD camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. However, You can not import the 1080p 60fps/50fps footage with Final Cut Studio. This is because it is not part of the AVCHD spec. It's a special format that only this camera (at the present time) can shoot. You need to convert the 1080p 60fps/50fps footage off your HS700 with Aunsoft Mac Panasonic MTS to FCP Converter for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic HS700 MTS to MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080p 60fps/50fps MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HDC- HS700 MTS to Final Cut Pro on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Panasonic HS700 MTS videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HDC-HS700 camera, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Mac MTS to MOV converter, and click the "Add" button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose H.264/AVC MOV output format for FCP
Click the "Format" option, and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio/Pro. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition1920x1080.
Step3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD 1080p/60 files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for "Merge into one file", and the Panasonic HDC-HS700 1080p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert HDC-HS700 1080/60p MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic AVCHD converter starts converting MTS videos to H.246 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro.
After converting and merging the HS700 MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Studio/Pro and the video is in HD 1920x1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4, iMovie 8/9 for editing in full HD.
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