Panasonic AG-HMC40 combines full HD AVCHD video recording with high-resolution 10.6-megapixel still photo capture, giving you the benefits of two professional cameras in one affordable package. Compact and lightweight at 2.16-pounds, the HMC40 is a versatile HD camcorder offering high-quality AVCHD recordings, high-resolution still photo capture, an easy-to-use SD card workflow, and professional audio capabilities for a wide range of applications and markets including schools, government agencies, event videographers, web designers and more.
So if you use Panasonic AG-HMC40 for the 1920×1080i AVCHD recording and want to edit the 1080i mts files on Mac with FCP/iMovie, but HMC40’ s recording AVCHD MTS files are not the preferred format for Final Cut Studio. So if you want to edit HMC40 AVCHD video with high quality on Mac with Final Cut Pro/Final Cut Pro 7/iMovie 8/iMovie 9, you can convert HMC40 AVCHD to FCP ProRes or AIC MOV before editing.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS to Final Cut Pro/FCP7/iMovie on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard.
Step1. Load Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCHD MTS videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic AG-HMC40, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS to MOV converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mts videos.
Step2. Choose Apple ProRes (*.mov) or DVCPROHD (*.mov) output format.
Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 video (*.mov) or QuickTime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec video (*.mov) as output format. Import Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS format to FCP/FCP7/iMovie without rendering for editing.
Step3. Merge Panasonic AG-HMC40 1080i AVCHD files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Panasonic AG-HMC40 1920×1080 AVCHD converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Panasonic AG-HMC40 MTS to Apple ProRes or AIC MOV for Final Cut/iMovie.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic HMC40 1080i AVCHD converter starts converting Panasonic AG-HMC40 1080i MTS videos to Apple ProRes MOV or Apple Intermediate Codec .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Studio.
After converting and merging the Panasonic AG-HMC40 AVCHD files, just import the output files to Final Cut Studio and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output AIC MOV videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.