I was asked recently with some questions about editing videos shot by Panasonic HDC-TM700K. Here I would like to share with you my experience about the movie formats and editing with Panasonic HDC-TM700.
Some may face problem when trying to import Panasonic HDC-TM700 MTS videos to editing applications like Avid Media Composer 5 Academic, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere or even the Mac Kdenlive.
You may notice that Panasonic HDC-TM700 can record 1080/60p (Full HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive Recording) videos with 60 images per second. And it is claimed that the 1080p Progressive Recording is to record smooth, highly detailed images with a moving picture resolution that exceeds Full HD from the Panasonic HDC-TM700K official site.
Question 1. How does the 1080p recording exceed Full HD?
- Answer: The current AVCHD-compliant standard formats include 1080/30p, 1080/24p, 1080/60i with up to 17Mbps. The 1080/60p (for American model) and 1080/50p (for European and Asian model) actually records more images per second, making high quality videos.
Panasonic HDC-TM700's Recording Format is:
1080 / 60p : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (original format)
HA / HG / HX / HE : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (AVCHD standard compliant)
More details about Panasonic HDC-TM700 are available at: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/shop/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/3-MOS-High-Def-Camcorders/model.HDC-TM700K.O_11002_7000000000000005702
Question 2. How to get the 1080p videos editable?
- Answer: You can free download Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the Panasonic TM700 AVCHD converter, and convert 1080/60p .mts to .mov for editing on Mac with Avid MC5, FCP, FCE, FCS, Adobe PPro.
To import AVCHD files from camcorder or SD card to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, just click the Add button and browse the .mts files from AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM.
The recommended output format is HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov), and you can also choose Common Video > MOV - QuickTime(*.mov) as output format. Before the conversion, you can also set the video bit rate, adjust the frame rate to 60 for high quality video output.
Below is the screenshot of the Panasonic TM700 AVCHD converter.