Panasonic HDC-HS700 camcorder is the first consumer camcorder to offer 1080/60p 1080/50p (full HD 1920x1080 with 60/50 progressive recording) recording using their advanced 3MOS sensor system. The new Panasonic HDC-HS700 comes with a 240GB hard disk drive and records 5.1 channel surround sound with the five built-in microphones. Panasonic also upped the numbers game with a whopping 14.2 mega-pixels for stills.
The HDC-HS700 HD camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. With it, the biggest good news is that the HS700 can shoot 1080/60P, 1080/50P. The bad news is that it is nearly impossible to currently edit this format directly.
+ Very good low-light video quality
+ Full set of manual features
+ 1080/60p recording option
- Difficult editing 1080/60p, 1080/50p
- 1080/60p, 1080/50p is not compatible with Mac
- Small frame (totally relative statement)
- Some edge artifacts in video
The Problems about using Panasonic HS700 1080/60p, 1080/50p files on Mac:
With HS700 1080/60p, 1080/50p footages, there are many incompatibility issues happened on Mac when you tried to open them, play them, edit them, transcode them, etc.
1. The Panasonic HDC-HS700, will it work with Final Cut Pro on an Intel Mac? I can not load my 60p movies.
2. Panasonic HS700 recording in 1080/60p - how do I get onto a MAC?
3. I have a Panasonic HDC HS 700 which records 60p AVCHD. I had problems importing the footage to imovie. And finalcut does not support the files too…
4. I'm hoping someone here, may have some familiarity with either of these programs re processing hs700 1080P 60fps video…
Panasonic HS700 1080/60p, 1080/50p Files Playback/Editing on Mac
The 1080/60p, 1080/50p data in Panasonic HDC-HS700 can be opened/edited on a PC using the included HD Writer AE 2.0 editing software (for Windows OS only), which allows easy editing of recorded MTS footages on PC and uploading of video clips to the YouTube website.
However, if you are a Mac user and shoot one-day movie with the HDC-HS700's native 1080/60p setting, proprietary MPEG-4 codec, you will find that there isn't anything on your Mac really compatible with it. The AVCHD 1080p60 mode with the bitrate (28Mbps) is higher than the AVCHD spec allows (17 Mbps for main profile, 24Mbps for high profile). All Apple's software is strictly holding to the spec. So it is normal that you can not open, play even edit your HS700 1080/60p, 1080/50p Files on Mac except Apple adds the support for it in their apps.
But now, Aunsoft listened to the voice of HS700 users, developed MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the first and best Mac HS700 1080/60p Player/Converter/Editor before Apple’s support for 60p. With it, you can preview HDC-HS700 60p/50p footages with inserted player, convert 1080/60p 1080/50p MTS files to 1080/24p, 1080/17p MOV, AVI, MP4, WMV, DV, etc format for Final Cut Pro, FCE, iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, PS3, QuickTime, iTunes, iPad, iPhone 4, HDTV, LCD Projector, etc, and edit 1080/60p, 1080/50p clips by deinterlacing, merging, splitting, rotating, applying effect and so on. From now on, you will never worry about the incompatibility of HS700 60p with your Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on iMac, MacBook, Mac Pro, Mac Mini, etc.
If you are using Windows OS like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can try HS700 1080/60p Player/Converter/Editor for easier editing on Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer with 5.1 channel audio and high definition.
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