Panasonic HDC-TM700 Camcorder is a full HD 3MOS camcorders, which is the first camcorder that is able to shoot 1080P/60 with full HD, 1920X1080 at 60 frames per second in Progressive mode, featuring an advanced 3MOS system, 3″touch screen, Power O.I.S., newly designed 35mm wide-angle Leica lens and manual ring for creative flexibility. And there's 32GB of internal memory in HDC-TM700 to work with. The SD, SDHC and SDXC-compatible memory-card slot can handle up to 64GB of further storage. With it, the biggest good news is that the TM700 can shoot 1080/60P. The bad news is that it is nearly impossible to currently edit this format directly.
+ Often stunning picture quality
+ Good still photos compared to other camcorders
+ Manual zoom and focus ring
- 1080/60p, 1080/50p playback can be unpredictable
- 1080/60p, 1080/50p is not compatible with Mac
- Colors are sometimes overly vibrant
- No HDMI cable in the box
The Problems about using Panasonic TM700 1080/60p, 1080/50p files on Mac:
With TM700 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. Panasonic TM700 recording in 1080/50p (PAL) - how do I get onto a MAC?
2. The newest Panasonic camcorder, the TM700 records video at 1080/60p in an MPEG-4 format, I found the clips can not easily import to iMovie 9 for editing, please help?
3. Having a lot of trouble getting footage from TM700 to FCP. I realize the 1080/60p footage is not compatible, but I want to edit them with FCP before upload…
Panasonic TM700 1080/60p, 1080/50p Files Playback/Editing on Mac
The 1080/60p, 1080/50p data in Panasonic HDC-TM700 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-TM700'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 TM700 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 TM700 users, developed MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the first and best Mac TM700 1080/60p Player/Converter/Editor before Apple’s support for 60p. With it, you can preview HDC-TM700 60p/50p footages with inserted player, convert 1080/60p MTS files to 1080/24p, 1080/17p MOV, AVI, MP4, WMV, DV, etc format for iMovie, Final Cut Pro, FCE, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, PS3, QuickTime, iTunes, iPad, iPhone 4, 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 TM700 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 TM700 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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