Summary: Panasonic is always trying to reach every possibility to make videos clear and vivid, so SD900 came out and successfully proved the point. As it records AVCHD files, how to transcode SD900 AVCHD to ProRes for editing in FCP 7/X?
Along with its HYBRID O.I.S and 3D Image Recording, Panasonic SD900 is hotly received by all the photographers and shutterbugs without any doubt. In addition, SD900 recording is another characteristic that makes you put it on the top of your purchase list. With its transfer rate of 28 Mbps, 1080p recording conveys about twice the information of 1080i recording. So it makes you preserve your precious memories with the highest quality. But merit and demerit are the best friends in life. When users are intended to import SD900 AVCHD to FCP 7/X for editing, the notice that shows the files are unrecognizable will jump out.
“I have AVCHD files created by Panasonic SD900 and would like to use either Premiere Pro or Adobe Media Encoder to transcode SD900 AVCHD to ProRes in the hopes that ProRes would retain the original camera timecode and for editing in FCP 7/X. When I tried opening Adobe Media Encoder as a standalone app, none of the presets reflected a ProRes preset. And when I tried to create a custom one, the drop down menu were not revealing the flavors of ProRes as an option.”
Here recommended the best SD900 AVCHD to ProRes converter- Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which is also compatible with Mac OS X Yosemite. It can help you transcode SD900 AVCHD to ProRes more easily and quicker than other converters do. Most important is that quality can be highly preserved. With the recent upgraded version 188.8.131.52, it can also encode/decode H.265/HEVC videos so nicely.
Workflow to transcode SD900 AVCHD to ProRes for editing in FCP 7/X:
Step 1: Connect your Panasonic SD900 camcorder to Mac via USB cable and find the AVCHD files from the camera folder. Then copy and transfer the AVCHD files from SD900 to the Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2: Import Panasonic SD900 AVCHD files to Mac MTS Converter. Run it as the best Mac MTS Converter, and click the “Add video” button to load AVCHD videos. You may also directly drag and drop AVCHD videos to application UI for importing files.
Step 3: Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format. Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov) have higher qualities. Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov) and Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov) have smaller size. You can choose according to your requirement.
Step 4: When everything is ready, click “Convert” to start converting SD900 AVCHD to ProRes. This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple files and convert them at one time.
Conclusion: This Mac MTS/M2TS Converter equipped with some simple but useful editing features, such as merging several videos into one file, deinterlacing the original footages, cropping video size, trimming video clips, adding special effects and text/image/video watermarks to output videos. Just have a try!
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