I was informed by my friend with the problem to log and transfer HD videos from Panasonic HDC-TM700 to FCE4. It could be the recording profile with 28Mbps issue, which Final Cut does not support yet, or the NTSC and PAL issue. I think most of the Panasonic users who bought TM700 might face the same problem and here I would like to share with you my solution to get it through.
The fast solution is to convert Panasonic HDC-TM700 MTS to Final Cut Express supported format like H.264 MOV. Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the perfect Panasonic AVCHD converter for Mac Tiger, Leopard, and Snow Leopard. Only a few simple steps are needed to make the Panasonic .mts videos accessible to Final Cut Express 4 (FCE4).
Step 1. Load Panasonic HD videos to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic HDC-TM700 to iMac with USB cable, and transfer .mts files from camcorder to Apple hard drive. 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 MOV format with H.264.
Click the "Format" option, and choose Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MOV (AVC)(*.mov) for converting Panasonic MTS to MOV with H.264/AVC as video codec.
Step 3. Convert MTS to MOV for FCE4.
Click the convert button, and the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting HDC-TM700 AVCHD videos to H.246 .mov for Final Cut Express 4.
After the conversion, just bring the HD videos to FCE4. It should work seamlessly and provide high quality editing.
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