It is said that the Panasonic HDC-SD900 is an amateur filmmaker's dream. It turns out to be true. Panasonic has decided to hold a greater share in HD camcorder market with the HDC-SD900 – and indeed it has managed to do it. It is a Full HD 1920 x 1080/50p camcorder, which ships 3MOS 2.53MP sensors. Besides, it shots video recordings in AVCHD format like MTS or M2TS and has enough manual features and creative functions to satisfy even the most demanding movie maker.
You must be disappointed when you are prevented from editing AVCHD recordings on FCP. Don’t blame the FCP because the AVCHD video formats like MTS and M2TS are not compatible with FCP for further editing. But it is said that FCP supports importing MTS videos for editing. In fact, sometimes you are able to import MTS video recordings to FCP. However, it will take such a long time to wait MTS videos being rendered for smooth editing in FCP. So, if you want to import AVCHD recordings to FCP without rendering, you can try to convert AVCHD recordings to ProRes format for FCP editing.
The great AVCHD to FCP Mac video converter here recommended is Pavtube Video Converter for Mac. It can help you convert AVCHD video files to ProRes and get FCP compatible videos. Below is a quick guide for converting and loading Panasonic SD900 MTS videos to FCP.
First, when you have download and install the Pavtube Panasonic SD900 MTS to ProRes video converter, you may meet a problem. You can not find the video recordings on your SD card after the camcorder being connected to the Mac. Don’t worry, freely launch the program and click the add button and find folder \PRIVATE\AVCHD\BDMV\STREAM.
Tips: you can click the play button and preview the video recordings before enter the next step. And what’s more, simple editing function is provided for trimming, cropping and adding watermark on the videos.
Then, your MTS video recordings have been imported to the program and you can choose output format for these videos. Click the format bar and choose iMovie and FCP >> Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov).
Tips: If you want to adjust the video and audio advanced settings, you can click the settings button to reset the parameter.
After the settings have been set, you need click the convert button to start the Mac MTS to ProRes for FCP conversion. After getting the converted videos, you can transfer them to FCP for further editing.