Panasonic HDC-TM900 or HDC-TM700,which to choose as your new HD camcorder?
HDC-TM900 is the latest camcorder who is equipped with 3D Conversion Lens to capture 3D movies with side-by-side method. However, the 3D technology is not as popular as the AVCHD recording tech. There is still some time for checking the 3D technology.
Besides 3D movie, TM900 also records 2D videos. For the video professionals and users would like pretty high quality, Panasonic provides more advanced 3MOS system and image stabilization system in TM900. TM700 is a professional camcorder in customer level, while TM900 takes a further step to professional image and video capturing.
If you would like to put the AVCHD videos from TM700 or TM900 to Final Cut Studio for editing, a third party software shall be needed to handle the 1080/60p and 1080/50p footage to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7. Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac is the recommended Panasonic AVCHD to ProRes converter for high quality video editing on Mac with less compressed Apple ProRes format.
Below is the fast guide for you to convert HDC-TM900 and TM700 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7.
1. Upload Panasonic footage to Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac
Use USB cable to connect Panasonic camcorder to iMac/MacBook Pro, run Aunsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best 2011 AVCHD to ProRes 422 converter on Mac 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and 10.4 Tiger. Click the “Add” button to import .mts files from camcorder to the converter.
2. Choose ProRes codec with 1080 video size
Click the “Format” option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format. Click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 from the drop-down box of video size to keep HD resolution.
3. Convert Panasonic AVCHD video to MOV with ProRes for FCP 6/7
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS/M2TS converter will start converting 1080/60p and 1080/50p AVCHD footage to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7.
After the conversion from TM900 to ProRes 422 HQ for FCP or TM700 AVCHD to ProRes 422, you can import the output .mov files to Final Cut Studio for editing.
1. If you are using Final Cut Pro 5 or lower version, ProRes is not the best format for you. However, you can choose QuickTime Movie Format > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) as output format for editing on Mac.
2. If your videos are in 1080i, you will need to deinterlace 1080i video to progressive mode for smooth playback on Mac computer. Click the Editor button and go to the Effect tab to make sure the checkbox for deinterlacing is ticked before clicking the convert button.