How to Edit Panasonic HDC-SD700 MTS to FCP X with ProRes or H.264 MOV on Mac?

Panasonic HDC-TM700 is the new model introduced in early 2010 with 32GB built-in Flash Memory. It performs good quality in low-light conditions, and it includes 3MOS system as well as 35mm wide-angle lens with 12x optical zoom. HDC-TM700 is proposed with 1080/50p (Full HD 1920×1080 with 50 progressive recording) in Europe, and 1080/60p (full HD 1920×1080 with 60 progressive recording) in America. The HD video camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression.

Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro X, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Lion, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with Panasonic HDC-TM700 1080 60p/50p AVCHD Videos.

So if you want to edit TM700 1080 60p/50p 28Mbps in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Panasonic 60p/50p MTS to FCP X converter for Mountain Lion, Lion or Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic 1080 60p/50p AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080 60p/50p MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro X.

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Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HDC-TM700 60p/50p MTS to ProRes 422 MOV or H.264 MOV for Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger.

Step 1. Load AVCHD 1080 60p/50p videos to UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HDC-TM700 camera, run UFUSoft HD Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac 1080 60p/50p MTS to H.264 MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.

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Step 2. Choose ProRes or H.264/AVC MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. We are choosing .mov format, as this is the Mac compatible file extension. You can keep the 60fps by clicking the “Settings” button and enter 60 for the frame rate option.

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Step 3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Panasonic HDC-TM700 1080 60p/50p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.

Step 4. Convert HDC-TM700 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting 1080 60p/50p MTS videos to ProRes/H.246 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.

After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.

Tips:
If you are using Final Cut Pro 7 or lower version, you can also choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format for editing on Mac.

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