Panasonic HDC-TM900may only be an incremental improvement over its predecessor, the HDC-TM700. Compatibility with Panasonic's VW-CLT1 lens attachment for shooting 3D is the most important addition. But it is still a supremely competent camcorder, with a lens ring on hand to make manual setting adjustment a doddle.
I was lucky enough to receive a TM-900 as birthday gift last month. This little machine has now totally changed my life. I will bring it no matter where to go. And I have collected over 200 video clips, which have been transferred to my MacBook, till now. My goal is to edit these MTS videos with Final Cut Pro X, and then get a whole movie with better effects for sharing with friends. And here comes my problem: These AVCHD files (.mts) in my MacBook can't be recognized by FCP X.
I still remember that when version of my Final Cut Pro is 7, I can easily import my AVCHD video files through "log and transfer". But in FCP X, I can't find this function and have no idea to import my files. Reason and solution come from my friend: when using "log and transfer", I can import AVCHD video with BDMV files, which contain the main information of all videos. In FCP X, I can still import successfully with BDMV. When uploading the files into MacBook, I only get single AVCHD files without the BDMV folder. That's why I failed in importing.
If so, there are 2 ways to solve this problem: upload the BDMV folder meanwhile or convert the MTS videos to correct format, which can be read by FCP X directly. You know, as there are too many files, I really don't like wasting too much time on looking for and downloading BDMV files. So I choose "Conversion".
Comparing several video conversion tools with each other, I choose Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac as my favorite. This software is mainly designed for HD camcorder users. No matter videos are from camcorder or computer, it can immediately read and allow the importing. After that, just choose the correct format (Apple ProRes 422) for Final Cut Pro X.
What's more, Final Mate for Mac supports basic edit for videos. For example: you can select and then merge/join several clips together to get a whole one. When getting a long video, you can split it to several parts. Such edit are based on "lossless output", which means you can get original videos without any quality loss as neither codec or the container is changed.
3 more special features Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac offers:
1. Time Line editing, edit your MTS clips on a Time Line
2. Frame by Frame editing, cut, split and trim your MTS clips on accurate frame
3. Manage the file in your camcorder by Camcorder Wizard