Edit Panasonic HDC-TM700 AVCHD Video on FCP with ProRes 422
I am working as an intern at a local station and have brokered a deal to produce a web show that a couple of my friends and I have been making into a half hour format TV series. I am going to be using two Panasonic HDC-TM700′s shooting AVCHD and edit the .mts file on FCP. Since I’m delivering for broadcast I want to have the best quality I can, but there’s no reason to over do it.
I through Google search found an easiest way to help me convert and transcode AVCHD MTS recordings from Panasonic HDC-TM700 to Apple ProRes 422 for convenient editing in Final Cut Pro Studio. It also supports transcoding and converting Nikon D300s . avi videos, Sony NX5U/EX-1 videos, Canon EOS 5D/7D/HFS100′s AVCHD and other AVCHD HD videos to PreRes 422 format with ease.
I found a Mac Converter, its QTExporter function allows you to use Apple ProRes, Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC), DV/DVCPRO-NTSC, DVCPRO-PAL, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50-PAL/NTSC, DVCPRO HD, HDV, H.264 and Avid DNxHD codecs.
Maybe some people will ask me why transcode AVCHD to ProRes 422 ?
* Apple ProRes codecs use I-frame–only (intraframe) encoding, providing faster rendering and real-time playback performance.
* Apple ProRes codecs have a generous color sample ratio and bit depth, allowing for higher-quality rendering of visual effects.
Now let me tell you how to edit AVCHD to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro.
a. You need to run the Mac MTS Converter as the perfect AVCHD to ProRes 422 Converter on Mac, and click “Add” to load your AVCHD footage from Panasonic HDC-TM700 camcorder into this program via USB.
b. Choose Apple ProRes 422 format for Final Cut Pro Studio.
Click on “Format” drop-down list, you could see a variety of output profiles for different media devices or applications. Just select “Final Cut Pro < Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” to export AVCHD file for Final Cut Pro throught Apple ProRes codec.
The Apple ProRes 422 brings powerful new capabilities to FCP editors thanks to its outstanding technical characteristics, especially for 1080p/1080i HD video sources.
c. Click on the “Convert” icon to start converting and transcoding AVCHD to ProRes 422. Once the conversion is finished, you could get the ProRes 422 files from its default output folder determined by this Mac Video Converter and then you are able to easily import the converted ProRes 422 mov files into Final Cut Pro for editing and rendering.
OK, just a, b, c, three step you can easy transcode Panasonic HDC-TM700 AVCHD Video to ProRes 422 for FCP.