Panasonic HDC-TM700 is one of the most popular camcorders in 2010. Famous with the 1080/60p recording mode (1080/50p for PAL camcorders), TM700 can help you record 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound. You can quickly switch to 1080/60p or 1080/50p recording mode with one click on the camcorder. The AVCHD videos are save in 28Mbps with .mts or .m2ts as file extension.
The AVCHD-standard compliant 1080i recording mode (1080/60i for NTSC and 1080/50i for PAL) includes HA with 17Mbps, HG with 13Mbps, HX with 9Mbps, HE with 5Mbps. Besides the 1080/60i and 1080/60p AVCHD video recording mode in Panasonic HDC-TM700, do you know that TM700 camcorder also record 24p videos?
I only notice that TM700 also offers 24p mode called "Digital Cinema Mode" after taking a close look at the camcorder specifications. However, with the digital cinema mode I could not use the automatic settings, at least I do not find now. And the footage from digital cinema mode looks subpar.
To download 1080/60p Panasonic TM700 files to Mac and make the videos playable and editable on Mac, a third party tool is required to make the file Mac compatible. Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac with help you no mater you choose 1080/60p and 1080/60i 24p in TM700. Below is the quick guide for you.
1. Click the "Add" button to upload TM700 AVCHD videos from directory like AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.
2. Click the "Format" option and choose output format according to your usage. For editing in FCE/iMovie, the Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) from QuickTime Movie Format group. For FCP, just choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 as output.
3. To get 1920x1080 output with 60p, click the "Settings" button and choose 60 for frame rate, and 1920x1080 as video size.
4. Click the convert button to start converting TM700 AVCHD videos to Mac editing format.
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