How to Solve Panasonic HS900 1080 60p/50p AVCHD Mac Incompatibility Issues?

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How to Solve Panasonic HS900 1080 60p/50p AVCHD Mac Incompatibility Issues?

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

Best Way to Make Panasonic HS900 1080 60p/50p MTS Compatible with Mac

Panasonic HDC-HS900 is a Full HD 1080 60p/50p camcorder that records to a large, built-in 220GB HDD or to SDHC/SDXC* memory cards. It features Panasonic’s advanced 3MOS system comprising a Leica Dicomar 12x optical zoom lens with large f/1.5 aperture and 35mm wide-angle, 3MOS sensor, and Crystal Engine Pro to produce vibrant and sharp HD video, and high-resolution 14.2 megapixel still images.

Many people turn to Panasonic HS900 are counter to its unique 1080/60p or 1080/50p recording, such advanced 1080/60p and 1080/50p recording profiles on Panasonic HDC-HS900 will give better video quality than other videos recorded with lower frame rate. However, the new 60 progressive recording mode with 28Mbps is higher than the normal 17Mbps and 24Mbps which are supported by the Mac applications like Quicktime Pro, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, FCE4, iDVD, Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, etc.


The Problems about using Panasonic HS900 1080/60p, 1080/50p files on Mac:

With HS900 1080/60p, 1080/50p footages, there are many incompatibility issues happened on Mac when you tried to open them, play them, edit them, transcode them, etc.

1. I found the videos from my HS900 were incompatible with my MAC OS 10.6.3, how should I do?

2. I just bought a HS900, which recorded video at 1080/60p in an MPEG-4 format, but I found the clips can not easily import to FCE4 and FCP for editing, please help?


How to Solve Panasonic HDC-HS900 1080 60p/50p AVCHD Mac Incompatibility Issues?

To make the Panasonic HS900 1080 60p/50p 28Mbps videos compatible with the Mac applications, we need a powerful Mac Panasonic HS900 AVCHD Converter to convert 1080 60p or 50p to lower frame rate and 28Mbps to lower bit rate, and keeps the original video quality to the largest extent. Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac is the fast conversion solution for you to play and edit HS900 60p/50p 28Mbps videos on Mac. It also keeps the 5.1-channel surround sound in output file.

Follow the steps below and you can play HS900 with the supported frame rate and bit rate on Mac applications.

Step 1. Get/Download Panasonic HS900 videos to Aunsoft Final Mate for Mac, which provides friendly camcorder wizard for directly and easily getting the 1080 60p/50p mts files down to the program, select Import and Backup are both OK.
Step 2. Create a movie for Mac’s compatible H.264 MOV or ProRes MOV or AIC MOV format output, then drag and drop your HS900 MTS file to such a movie for merging together and making a conversion.


Step3. Choose Mac compatible MOV as output format by clicking Export and then select from Common Formats > HD Video > H.264 HD MOV Video (*.mov) or from Export into Editor > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 Video (*.mov) or from Export into Editor > iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) for Mac. After select, you can modify the bitrate, framerate, size, etc.

Step 4. Convert HDC-HS900 60p or 50p 28Mbps video to MOV for Mac by click the OK button if all settings done, and the conversion from Panasonic 1080/50p or 1080/60p to Mac compatible format in lower bit rate and frame rate starts right away.

After the conversion, the AVCHD videos could be imported and recognized by Mac QuickTime Player/Pro, iMovie 8/9/11, FCP 5/6/7, Final Cut Express 4, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kdenlive, Avid MC, Avid Xpress Pro, etc.

Tips:
1. The Mac Panasonic AVCHD Converter also works with HD videos from other Panasonic 900, 800, 700, 600 series: TM900, SD900, SD800, TM700, HS700, SD700, SD600.

2. The Mac Panasonic video converter is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard. If you are using the Windows computer, you may try Panasonic 1080 60p/50p 28Mbps MTS Converter for Widows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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Re: How to Solve Panasonic HS900 1080 60p/50p AVCHD Mac Incompatibility Issues?

Post  panasonic700 on Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:54 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.

Tips:

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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