The Panasonic HDC-SD700 is a Full HD camcorder that records AVCHD video to removable flash memory cards. The SD700's high-sensitivity 3MOS system has achieved 11.49 million effective motion image pixels (3.83 megapixels x 3). This new image sensor offers beautiful images with significantly better colour quality, detail and gradation than the 1MOS sensor system. New 1080/50p recording (Full-HD, 1920 x 1080, 50 progressive recording) produces the ultimate beauty in image quality, exceeding even conventional Full-HD images.
The HDC-SD700 HD camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. However, you can not import the 1080p 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 50fps footage off your HDC- SD700 with Aunsoft Mac Panasonic MTS to FCP Converter for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic SD700 MTS to MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080p 50fps MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HDC-SD700 MTS to Final Cut Pro on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Panasonic SD700 1080/50p MTS videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HDC- SD700 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/50 files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for "Merge into one file", and the Panasonic HDC-SD700 1080p/50 MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert HDC-SD700 1080/50p 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 SD700 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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