The Panasonic HDC-TM700 is a superb camcorder that delivering best quality HD video recording at the user level. HDC-TM700 is proposed with 1080/50p in Europe, and 1080/60p in America. The HD video camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. However, when you intend to import/transfer the Panasonic-TM700 1080/50P AVCHD MTS video to FCP for editing, you will find that these AVCHD video files cannot be recognized by FCP.
To import 1080p 28Mbps MTS video to Final Cut Pro, an AVCHD Converter is in use. Install and launch it, connect your camera to your Mac, then follow the three steps before you import Panasonic TM700 1080p MTS to your FCP for editing:
Step 1. Add Panasonic TM700 1080p MTS video files
Run iFunia AVCHD Converter as the Panasonic TM700 to FCP converter and drag and drop specified Panasonic TM700 1080p MTS footages to this software. And another way to realize this importing is by clicking Media Browser icon at the upper right corner. Alternatively, you can also drag and drop files.
Step 2. Set Final Cut Pro compatible format as output format
Click on the dropdown menu of "Output Format" and then move you pointer to Apple Software> MOV - Quicktime(*.mov). With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition1920x1080.
Step 3. Start converting MTS videos to FCP
Hit the conversion button to convert these recorded HD videos to Final Cut Pro friendly formats on the Mac. Once the conversion is done just import the output files to Final Cut Studio and the video is in HD 1920x1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Pro X for editing in full HD.