The Panasonic HDC-TM900 is the successor to the lauded HDC-TM700, it offers the same fantastic video performance as its predecessor, particularly with its widely-praised 1080/60p mode. You can shoot Full HD 50/60P AVCHD videos with Panasonic TM900. However, bad news is currently the Panasonic 50/60P AVCHD format is nearly impossible to be edited in Final Cut Pro. Even with the lastest update of FCP X, we have not seen the expected support for 50/60p AVCHD MTS. So how to import Panasonic TM900 AVCHD 50p/60p videos into Final Cut Pro for editing smoothly on Mac?
As far as I know, the best method to solve these problems is to transcode Panasonic TM900 AVCHD 1080p 50p/60p footage to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro on Mac, as it’s best/natively supported by FCP 6/7 and FCP X. Of course, we need to get some help from a 3rd-party tool. If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Pavtube’s MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which is entitled as a top Mac MTS to Final Cut Pro Converter. It supports encoding all Panasonic 1080p 50/60P AVCHD MTS files to Apple ProRes 422 so that you can easily import the Panasonic 50p/60p AVCHD footages to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. If you have the same problem about editing Panasonic AVCHD 50/60p videos in Final Cut Pro, check out the brief guide below.
Convert/Load Panasonic TM900 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro editing smoothly on Mac
1. Free Download and install Pavtube AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Converter to your Mac. It’s excellent Canon video converter which can convert nearly all canon cameras’ videos to any formats you need, such as Apple Prores 422 MOV, Apple InterMediate Codec MOV, QuickTime MOV, etc.
2. click format bar to choose output format for use in FCP 6/7 or FCP X. click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
Here we recommend the Apple ProRes 422. In the settings you will find Pavtube allows you to keep the original frame rate 50/60fbps in the final ProRes files.
3. Click “Convert” button to start Convert Panasonic AVCHD 50/60p footage to ProRes 422 MOV for editing on Final Cut Pro on Mac OS.
So there you have it. Pretty simple. After the workflow, you can go to the output folder to find the converted video files. Now you are free to Log and Transfer Panasonic TM900 AVCHD 1080p 50p/60p videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for editing on Mac without problems.
Tips: Before you try to do the conversion, if you are also a FCP X user, please make sure that you have installed the Apple ProRes Codec manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.