With the advanced 1080/60p and 1080/50p recording profiles on Panasonic HDC-TM700K, the video quality is better than other videos recorded with lower frame rate. However, the new 60 progressive recording mode with 28Mbps is higher than the normal 17Mbps and 24Mbps which are supported by the Mac applications like iMovie, Final Cut Pro, FCE4, iDVD, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer.
To make the Panasonic TM700 1080/60p 28Mbps videos compatible with the Mac applications, we need a straightforward Mac Panasonic TM700K video converter to convert 60p or 50p to lower frame rate and 28Mbps to lower bit rate, and keeps the original video quality to the largest extent. Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is the fast conversion solution for you to play and edit TM700 1080/60p 28Mbps videos on Mac. It also keeps the 5.1-channel surround sound in output file.
Follow the steps below and you can play Panasonic HDC-TM700 with the supported frame rate and bit rate on Mac applications.
Step 1. Load Panasonic videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Use USB cable to connect Panasonic HDC-TM700 to iMac and copy .mts files from camcorder to Apple hard drive. Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Panasonic video converter, and click the "Add" button to load 1080/60p or 1080/50p 28Mbps .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose MOV format with H.264.
Click the "Format" option, and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) for converting 50p or 60p videos to MOV on Mac with H.264/AVC as video codec.
Step 3. Modify frame rate and bit rate. (optional)
While the Mac Panasonic TM700 video converter will transcode videos to Mac compatible parameters, you may skip this step. However, to get higher video quality on output files, just click the "Settings" button, and you will face the following window.
The TM700 1080/60p 28Mbps video converter will encode videos in 30p by default, we can leave the frame rate unchanged, as it is supported on Mac. For the bit rate, we can select a pre-defined value like 9800kbps, or customize it to 24Mbps (24x1024=245701kbps) or 17Mbps (17x1024=17408kbps) by entering the value you like.
Step 4. Convert 60p or 50p 28Mbps video to MOV for Mac.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Panasonic 1080/50p or 1080/60p to Mac compatible format in lower bit rate and frame rate starts right away.
After the conversion, the HD videos could be imported and recognized by Mac QuickTime Player, iMovie, FCP, Final Cut Express 4, and other third party software like Adobe Premiere, Kdenlive, Avid MC, Avid Xpress Pro.
1. The Mac Panasonic video converter also works with HD videos from Panasonic 700 series: HS700, SD700, and other Panasonic camcorders like DMC-ZS7/TZ10, ZS3/TZ7, ZS1, HDC-SD60, HDC-HS250, and even Panasonic AG-HVX200P.
2. The Mac Panasonic video converter is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard. If you are using the Windows computer, you may try Panasonic 1080/60p 28Mbps video converter for Widows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
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