Mac Transcode/Author Panasonic TM40/SD40 MTS Files to DVD with DVD Studio Pro after FCP editing

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Mac Transcode/Author Panasonic TM40/SD40 MTS Files to DVD with DVD Studio Pro after FCP editing

Post  panasonic700 on Fri May 13, 2011 9:45 am

Mac Burning MTS to DVD-Author AVCHD MTS to DVD Studio Pro form Panasonic TM40/SD40

To often I hear people say the output a movie out of Final Cut Pro, and Burn a DVD using iDVD. The common reason for doing so, is that it is more difficult to burn a DVD out of DVD Studio Pro. But I like to use DVD Studio Pro because I found an easy way to create/author DVD with it. Following I will demonstrate how to. But now I have some problems in importing the AVCHD files from my Panasonic HDC-TM40 to FCP before go to DVD Studio Pro.

I know that HDC-TM40 is similar to HDC-SD40, both have a 1MOS sensor with Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution recoding and produce videos with .mts extension. After searched on google, and I find that FCP 5 has some problems in AVCHD camcorder supporting. So I need convert TM40 MTS to MOV that FCP 5 and DVD Studio Pro like.

And Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the recommended best choice for AVCHD to MOV conversion due to its extreme conversion speed and optimal output file parameter setting option. And following I will show you how to Burning/Authoring TM40/SD40 AVCHD to DVD with DVD Studio Pro after FCP editing.

Step1. Using Final Mate for Mac as a Video Capture tool to catch and download the 1080i MTS files from TM40/SD40 to the program.

Step2. The imported mts files will be showed under Camcorder Tab in the main interface, click the drop-down button of “Add Movie” icon and choose “For Conversion” to create a blank movie. And then drag and drop the TM40/SD40 MTS video clips from Camcorder Tab to the blank movie in Movies Tab. In this way, all video clips will be merged as one single movie for convert to MOV.

Step3. Click the Export button and choose “Common Formats”. Follow HD Video > H.264 HD MOV (*.mov) or choose Export into Editor and select FCP > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) to choose output format for this TM40/SD40 AVCHD files to MOV conversion for FCP and DVD Studio Pro. And you are free to set output MOV files parameters (Bit rate, Frame rate, Size, Resolution and channel).

Step 4. After editing the HD videos in FCP, you can put the videos for various usages. To burning videos to DVD with DVD Studio Pro on Mac with ease, you can drag directly from the Finder into the open Track in the Graphical view when DVD Studio Pro opens, set the track as the first play, and hit burn, it is a grand total of 3 clicks and seven seconds. DVD Studio Pro can be much more complex, but it can also be very simple.

Hope you enjoy the steps above to convert Panasonic TM40/SD40 AVCHD files to FCP and burn to DVD. If you do not need to edit videos, you can get the output .mov files from the step 3 and directly import to DVD Studio Pro for authoring.

Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is designed for AVCHD, TOD, MOD camcorders, so mxf, vro, mov/mpg/mp4 files from digital cameras are not supported as input temporarily. If you want to convert such videos files, please use Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.


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Re: Mac Transcode/Author Panasonic TM40/SD40 MTS Files to DVD with DVD Studio Pro after FCP editing

Post  panasonic700 on Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:08 am

Transcode/Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS Video to FCP Apple ProRes 422 without rendering on Mac

Apple ProRes 422 is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple Inc. for use in post production. It was introduced in 2007 with Final Cut Studio 2 and is comparable to Avid’s DNxHD codec which has the same purpose and uses similar bit rates. Both are DCT basedintra-frame-only codecs, and are therefore simpler to decode than distribution oriented formats like H.264. FCP/FCP7 is Mac based editing software which supports transcoding AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes for further editing.

AVCHD MTS/M2TS files produced by HD camcorder like Panasonic HDC-TM700, HDC-HS700, HDC-SD700/SD600, Sony CX350, Sony CX550, Canon HF200, etc are not the preferred formats by FCP/FCP7. Even you will have problem for transferring and logging these MTS, M2TS videos.

So the program you need is a great Mac MTS Video to Apple ProRes 422 Converter. With it, you can convert any HD camcorder 1080 60p/50p, 1080i AVCHD (*.mts, *.m2ts), 720p AVCHD lite files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro 7 on Mac.

Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly Transcode/Import AVCHD to FCP Apple ProRes 422 Codec (*.mov) for editing.

Step 1. Download MTS/M2TS files to Apple computer.
Connect your AVCHD camcorder c to Apple computer via USB cable, find the .mts, *.m2ts files from the camera folder like PRIVATE > AVCHD > BDMV > STREAM. Then copy and transfer the .mts, *.m2ts files from camera to the Apple hard drive disk.

Step 2. Import MTS/M2TS files to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best AVCHD to FCP Apple ProRes Converting software, and click the “Add” button to load AVCHD .mts or .m2ts videos. You may also directly drag and drop the AVCHD video to application UI for importing files.

Step 3. Choose Final Cut Pro–Apple ProRes (*.mov) output format.
Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. The Mac MTS/M2TS Video to FCP Converter will convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality. (Tip: The Apple ProRes (*.mov), DVCPROHD (*.mov), HDV (*.mov) formats under Final Cut Pro output profile are available when your FCP is installed on Mac).

Step 4. Convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS video to Apple ProRes (*.MOV) for Final Cut Pro.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac MTS/M2TS to FCP Converter will start the conversion from AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.

After the conversion, you can easily import Apple Prores 422 to Final Cut Pro without rendering for editing.


If you would like to edit AVCHD MTS/M2TS with FCE/iMovie, Avid, etc, you can convert MTS/M2TS to Mac itself bring format like Apple Intermediate Codec, DV PAL/NTSC, DVCPRO NTSC/PAL, DVCPRO50 PAL/NTSC (*.MOV) for FCE and iMovie, or transcode MTS/M2TS to Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for Avid on Mac.


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