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Convert HDC-HS900 AVCHD editing for Avid Media Composer
[AVCHD to Avid]HDC-HS900 video recordings into Avid Media Composer
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. However, the new 60 progressive recording mode with 28Mbps is not friendly for post-production. Over majority non-linear editing software, including the Avid systems do not use the same native AVCHD .mts format as Panasonic HDC-HS900 memory cards, and you have to transfer shootings from HDC-HS900 to PC and have the footage converted into popular video format in order to edit the HDC-HS900 videos.
Here’s a simple and quick workaround for getting Panasonic HDC-HS900 video into Avid Media Composer:
1. Download and install PavtubeHDC-HS900 video to Avid Media Composer Converter, an all-in-one video transcoder that lets you convert HDC-HS900 footage into Avid compatible format.
2. Transfer shootings from HDC-HS900 SDHC/SDXC memory card to your computer.
3. Run Pavtube AVCHD to Avid Converter, click “Add” to import HDC-HS900 .mts footage.
4. Select a proper format from the drop-down list of “Format” bar. To make HDC-HS900 footage be compatible with Avid, you’re advised to select “Avid Studio>> Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” format.
5. Press on the big “Convert” button to transcode HDC-HS900 footage into Avid editable format.
When conversion completes you can find converted video by clicking “Open” button. After being converted to “Avid DNxHD 1080p(*.mov)” format the HDC-HS900 footage can be imported to Avid Media Composer instantly.
1. This Panasonic AVCHD Converter also works with HD videos from other Panasonic 900, 800, 700, 600 series: TM900, SD900, SD800, TM700, HS700, SD700, SD600.
2. If you’d like to set output video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, etc, simply press “Settings” to custom output settings.
3. DNxHD is a best intermediate codec for HD video editing with Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, Symphony, Avid DS, and Interplay Assist. Uncompressed HD delivers superior image quality, but data rates and file sizes can stop a workflow dead in its tracks. Avid DNxHD delivers both efficiency and quality without compromises.
How to convert HDC-SD90 AVCHD MTS to Pinnacle Studio
Import Panasonic HDC-SD90 AVCHD MTS and editing in Pinnacle Studio
“I have some trouble finding out how to edit my video recorded with my Panasonic HDC-SD90 camera. The format of the recorded movie is AVCHD, when I try to import the .mts files into Pinnacle Studio 14, the program crashes. Could this be too much for the program to handle? Is there any way I can use 1080p .mts files in Pinnacle?”
If you have such kind of AVCHD editing problems with Pinnacle, use Pavtube AVCHD to AVI Converter. AVCHD files recorded under 1080/24p mode are quite demanding, and may not be supported by Pinnacle. But when you transcode these AVCHD recording into AVI (or other editable format), editing work will become much easier. Follow the guide below to convert/compress HDC-SD90 AVCHD MTS to Pinnacle Studio friendly format.
Step 1. Run Pavtube HD Video Converter, click “Add” to import HDC-HS900 .mts footage.
Step 2. Select a proper format from the drop-down list of “Format” bar. To make HDC-HS900 footage be compatible with Pinnacle Studio, you’re advised to select “Common Video>>AVI MSMPEG4-V3(*.avi)” format.
Step 3. Press on the big “Convert” button to transcode HDC-HS900 footage into Avid editable format. with HDC-SD90 to Pinnacle Studio Converter
Step 4. Click “Open” button to find transcoded video when conversion completes. After converting HDC-HS900 MTS to AVI format you can import HS900 footage to Pinnacle Studio instantly.
About Pavtube HD Video Converter:
The software provides workaround for HD video editing by converting camcorder shootings including AVCHD, H.264, MPEG encoded .mts, .mod, .mxf, .m2ts, .tod footage into editable AVI, WMV, MPG files. The software supports variety of cameras and camcorders (Panasonic, Canon, Sony, JVC, etc).
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How to edit TM90 AVCHD MTS Videos with Sony Vegas ?
Convert TM90 AVCHD to AVI and editing in Vegas
[AVCHD to AVI]import Panasonic TM90 AVCHD to Vegas for editing
Panasonic HDC-TM90 is an easy to use, feature ladden camera. Many AVCHD fans settle on the TM90 for its wide-angle, 60p and decent low-light capabilities. The TM90 makes a fine picture, but a problem is, Sony Vegas does not accept the 1080/60p AVCHD .mts shootings naturally. Vegas is still Sony-centric, to the detriment of other camera owners. It’s better to first convert the mts files to avi with an AVCHD Converter solution, and then import into Vegas. Here’s a quick guide for your reference.
First, copy .mts clips from the HDC-TM90 camera to your hard drive (without using software). And download and install an TM90 to Vegas Converter to your PC. AVCHD Converter is a full-featured tool for AVCHD camcorder owners, which can convert AVCHD videos (MTS, M2TS, TOD) to common videos including AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, RM, MOV, XviD, 3GP, FLV, SWF, and HD videos like MPEG-4 TS HD Video, MPEG-2 TS HD Video, Quick Time HD Video, WMV HD Video. Follow the steps below to complete TM90 AVCHD MTS to AVI video conversion.
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Step 1. Add Panasonic HDC-TM90 .mts files to the program by clicking “Add” or dragging and dropping the .mts to AVCHD Converter.
Step 2. Click on “Format” bar and Choose “Common Video > AVI MSMPEG4-V3(*.avi)”as output format.
Step 3. Click “Settings” to set appropriate type/frame rate/codec/etc. The AVCHD to AVI Converter lets you set video resolution (1920×1280/1280×720/720×480),compressive quality (10mpbs/8mbps/5mbps), frame rate, sample rate, audio channels, etc.
Step 4. Click “Convert” to start converting Panasonic HDC-TM90 AVCHD MTS to AVI format, the Adobe Premiere editable video format.
After converting Panasonic HDC-TM90 AVCHD MTS to AVI, press “Open” to find converted footage and you can then import HDC-TM90 AVCHD footage to Sony Vegas for post-production.
Convert HDC-TM90 AVCHD to WMV and editing in Premiere
How to edit HDC-TM90 AVCHD Videos with Adobe Premiere?
[AVCHD to WMV]import Panasonic HDC-TM90 AVCHD to Premiere for editing
The Panasonic HDC-TM90 AVCHD camcorder features 21x optical/1500x digital/40x Intelligent Zoom to bring you up close to the action and optical image stabilization to prevent distortion caused by vibration for smooth recording. The 3″ touch-panel LCD allows easy operation. The only concern is video editing software for the new 1080/60p footage- There are 4 AVCHD quality modes that record in 60i, then there is one recording format that records the highest quality of 1080/60p. When transferring via USB or directly from the memory card to computer, the 1080/60p .mts can be hardly RECOGNIZED by non-linear editing software! In order to access 60p, you must use AVCHD Converter software to convert the TM90 AVCHD .mts footage to editable format, and then deal with converted TM90 AVCHD .mts in Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas/Pinnacle Studio.
Looking for answers about Panasonic HDC-TM90 video conversion? Transfer HDC-TM90 footage to PC and refer to the following guide for details.
Required software: Pavtube HD Video Converter ($35)
Step 1. Add Panasonic HDC-TM90 .mts files to the program by clicking “Add” or dragging and dropping the .mts to HDC-TM90 to Adobe Premiere.
Step 2. Click on “Format” bar and Choose “Common Video > WMV format(*.wmv)” as output format.
Step3. Click “Settings” to set output quality. Here you decide the video resolution(1920×1280/1280×720/720×480), compressive quality (10mpbs/8mbps/5mbps), frame rate, sample rate, audio channels, etc.
Step 4. Click “Convert” to start converting Panasonic HDC-TM90 AVCHD MTS to WMV format, the Adobe Premiere editable video format.
After converting Panasonic HDC-TM90 AVCHD MTS to WMV, press “Open” to find converted footage and you can then import HDC-TM90 AVCHD footage to Adobe Premiere for editing and film-making.
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(About the software: Pavtube HD Video Converter allows you edit and convert HD video formats from HD camcorders(JVC, Sony, Panasonic, and Cannon), TiVo DVRs and DVs to other formats including MKV, MP4, VOB,MPG, MOV, AVI, DV, TS, FLV, 3GP, 3G2,MP3, FLAC, MKA, OGG, WAV, AC3, M4A etc. so that you can edit them in Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink Power Director, Avid, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Nero, etc.)
How to editing Panasonic SD800 AVCHD MTS/M2TS in FCP?
These days my friend got a new SD800 camcorder and he asked me how to edit SD800 AVCHD videos in FCP. As a camcorder fan, I told him many tips to use camcorder and editing software, and give him an excellent conversion software—Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which can convert SD800 AVCHD to ProRes for editing in FCP.
With SD800 Video Converter for Mac, you can Convert HDC-SD800 AVCHD files to ProRes for editing in FCP. This video converter supports auto de-interlacing and batch conversion, enables you to keep 16:9 wide screen aspect rations. Below are some guides for you.
Step 1. Import Panasonic SD800 AVCHD footages to the SD800 Video Converter for Mac.
Download, Install and run Pavtube AVCHD to ProRes Converter, click “Add” button and import Panasonic AVCHD footages to the software, you may load multiple Panasonic SD800 MTS/M2TS files to the program at a time.
Step 2. Setting output format with Pavtube SD800 AVCHD to FCP Converter
Click “Format” bar to set output format. To convert Panasonic SD800 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP, click and choose Final Cut Pro-> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). It’s the best video format for editing in FCP.
Step 3. If you want to change the output video’s parameters, you can click settings button. You can click “Settings” and customize advanced audio and video parameters. For Panasonic SD800 AVCHD to FCP conversion, you are suggested to set video “Size” to “original”. You can cut the size down by setting a smaller video bitrate or frame rate.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic SD800 AVCHD Footage to ProRes for FCP or Convert Panasonic SD800 AVCHD files to any other formats as you want.
Click “Convert” button, start converting Panasonic SD800 AVCHD to ProRes. The Pavtube Video Converter for Mac supports batch conversion and will convert all the selected files in file list once you start conversion.
When SD800 AVCHD clips are converted to ProRes for FCP, you can import converted Panasonic SD800 AVCHD videos to FCP for editing.
MXF to ProRes-Convert MXF recordings to Apple ProRes 422 codec for editing on Mac
Using .mxf footage on Mac is a big problem for people that are not familiar with the MXF format. All right, you don’t really need to figure it out. Just learn one thing- .mxf format is not compatible with Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, iMovie or iDVD, and you need to convert .mxf videos to something that can be handled, e.g. ProRes 422 codec. This is a standard-definition and high-definition lossy video compression format developed by Apple. ProRes 422 is intended for video editing with Apple’s non-linear editing software Final Cut (Pro). It retains higher quality than end-user codecs while still requiring much less expensive disk systems compared to uncompressed video. The following guide shares with you the way converting MXF videos to ProRes 422 encoded MOV files, so as to import the MXF footage to Final Cut Pro for editing.
To convert MXF video you need to transfer the whole MXF file structure to Mac HDD, because MXF systems produce split-file A/V (that is, the video and audio stored in separate files). You also need a Mac oriented MXF Converter tool that features ProRes 422 encoder. Here I recommend you the Pavtube MXF Converter for Mac ($29) or Video Converter for Mac.
Transcode/Convert MXF recordings to Apple ProRes 422
Step 1. Launch the Pavtube Mac MXF Converter (click to download trial). Press “Add”, browse to and choose .mxf video clip to import it to MXF Converter. The software will find corresponding audio content by itself and mix it to video during conversion.
Step 2. Click on “Format” and choose “Final Cut Pro >>Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” format.
Step 3. Click “Settings” to set video resolution (1920×1080/1440×1080/1280×720/720×480), bitrate（from 1Mbps to 20Mbps）, frame rate (24p/30p) as you like.
Tip: To deinterlace, denoise, mute, volume up and crop MXF video, click “Edit” menu.
Step 4. Click “Convert” to start transcoding MXF to Apple ProRes codec / converting .mxf to .mov videos.
After conversion you can click “Open” to find .mov videos for use on Mac. By converting MXF video into Apple ProRes 422 codec, you can import the Converted MXF footage to FCP instantly – there won’t be long render time any more.
This Mac MXF Converter software also converts MXF to Apple Intermediate Codec, H.264, MPEG-4 and many other codecs in MOV, MP4, M4V and other container format for use on Mac. Learn more about the Mac MXF Converter.
Sony XR500V AVCHD to Vimeo Converter-How to Share Sony XR500V AVCHD Videos on Vimeo?
Vimeo is a video-sharing website on which users can upload, share, and view videos. Unlike YouTube has many limitations, Vimeo allows users upload HD videos (1080p HD video also included) to it with high image quality kept. Therefore, many people turn to Vimeo and publish their HD video shooting footages recorded by camcorder. These videos always last a relatively long time that YouTube does not support uploading. Do you want have a try and share Sony XR500V AVCHD videos on Vimeo?
Though you can directly upload the HD videos from camcorder to Vimeo, the Vimeo only allow no more than 5GB video size for uploading per week for Plus users, while long time videos always have a larger size than 5GB. So, you have to come with a solution to share Sony XR500V AVCHD videos on Vimeo. Perhaps you can compress AVCHD videos for Vimeo with high video quality. Pavtube Video Converter is best Sony XR500V AVCHD compress tool for you to convert Sony XR500V HD videos to Vimeo in small size with high quality.
Below are simple steps for you to convert Sony XR500V HD videos to Vimeo.
Step 1: Import the AVCHD files to Pavtube Sony XR500V AVCHD to Vimeo converter.
Click the add button to import the HD AVCHD files from your camcorder to Pavtube Video Converter. The AVCHD files should be copied to hard drive of your computer.
Step 2: Select compatible format for uploading to Vimeo.
As Vimeo supports HD videos for uploading, you can choose HD Video >> H.264 HD Video (*.mp4). If you want to get smaller video size, you can choose Common Video >> MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4).
Step 3: Change profile settings to compress AVCHD videos for Vimeo.
The default settings of H.264 HD Video are not very suitable for Vimeo, you can change the settings to get smaller size of output videos. You can decrease the video size and byterate to decrease the file size.
Step 4: Start to convert Sony XR500V HD video to Vimeo compatible MP4 video.
Click the convert button and the conversion from Sony XR500V HD AVCHD to H.264 HD video will start. The conversion would not take much time, after that, you can just wait the conversion finished and then upload the converted MP4 videos to Vimeo with high video quality.
Transcode HDC-TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCE for Editing on Mac OS X Lion
“I’m using Final Cut Express 4.0 and trying to import my Panasonic TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS-File into FCE. I read allready a lot of posts in different forums but didn’t find the right tool to do the job.” asked by BaluMS on apple.com support center. Many FCE fans may get the problem that can’t import AVCHD MTS/M2TS file into FCE!
The Panasonic HDC-TM900 records AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos. However, Final Cut Express does not import the AVCHD MTS/M2TS videos. You can not easily open, play and edit them on Mac. So if you want to log and transfer the Panasonic TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Final Cut Express for editing without rendering, you need a Mac AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCE Converter – Pavtube Video Converter for Mac to convert the Panasonic TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) MOV for FCE.
1. Import TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to the powerful Panasonic TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to MOV Converter
Run the AVCHD MTS/M2TS to AIC MOV Video Converter, click “Add” button and browse to the AVCHD MTS/M2TS files you’d like to convert, click “Choose” to confirm. Or you may drag and drop the files to the AVCHD MTS/M2TS Converter.
2. Set Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.MOV) as output video format
Click “Format > iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.MOV)” as output video format. You can click the “Settings” button to set the output video’s parameters.
3. Start converting HDC-TM900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to AIC MOV for FCE.
Click “Convert” to start converting AVCHD MTS/M2TS to AIC MOV format when everything is ready. The AVCHD MTS/M2TS Video Converter supports batch conversion so you may load multiple AVCHD MTS/M2TS files and convert them to AIC MOV at one time.
When the process is finished, import the converted video file to FCE for editing. Hope this article will help you to import Panasonic TM900 AVCHD footage to Final Cut Express for editing.
Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac can convert AVCHD too, it can also convert DVD and Blu-ray files, you may need it.
How to edit Panasonic HDC-HS900 AVCHD MTS/M2TS in Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X Lion
Not long ago, I got a camcorder-panasonic HDC-HS900, it’s an excellent camcorder which gives me high quality videos. I like easy editing HS900 recorded videos with Final Cut Pro for family movies like interesting events, cats, building a snowman and so on. But the first time when I want to import HS900 to final cut pro for editing, I encountered some problems, I can’t import HDC-HS900 to FCP. One of my friends told me FCP doesn’t support HS900 AVCHD well. Finally I found Pavtube Video Converter for Mac which is the best HS900 to Final Cut Pro Converter to transcode HS900 AVCHD Videos to Apple ProRes 422 perfectly compatible with FCP.
If you have the same problem about editing Panasonic HS900 AVCHD Videos in Final Cut Pro, you may follow the step-by-step guide.
Step 1. Load Panasonic HS900 AVCHD videos to PavtubeAVCHD MTS/M2T to FCP Converter for Mac.
Just connect HS900 to iMac with USB cable, and copy the files to hard drive. Run Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic MTS to FCP Converter, and click the “Add” button to load 1920×1080 .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose the best output video format for editing in FCP.
Clock the format column and choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). It’s the best video format for FCP.
Step 3. If you want to adjust the output videos’ parameters, you can click settings button to change the Size, the Bitrate, and the Codec for getting the perfect effects.
Step 4. If you want to edit the video before convert HS900 MTS/M2TS to FCP MOV format, Pavtube Video Converter for Mac offers easy but useful edit function as shows below.
Step 5.Click Convert button to convert Panasonic HS900 video to Apple ProRes for FCP editing on Mac OS X Lion.
You can click “Edit” button to perform edit functions such as crop, trim, flip, effect, watermark and audio replace. To eliminate interlacing effect, simply check Deinterlacing box under Effect tab.
Convert MXF to Apple Prores for FCP X with best Canon XF 100 to FCP X Converter
Convert/import Canon XF 100 MXF files edit for Final Cut Pro X
[MXF to FCP X]edit Canon XF 100 MXF files to Final Cut Pro X
For Mac users, Final Cut Pro is one of the most famous video editing software. With its recent refreshment, Apple completely redesigned the app that made it faster and simpler. The new features of FCP X is much similar to iMovie, it supports importing videos, audios and images as clips in events. You may even full copy iMovie event folder for using in FCP X.
Final Cut Pro X supports importing directly from a large amount of popular camcorders or digital still cameras. But for Canon XF 100 MXF footage, it doesn’t work. You need to convert the recorded video to FCP X supported format to import, such as MOV or MP4 in H.264 codec. I recommend you Pavtube Canon XF 100 to FCP X Converter for Mac.
This program helps you encode your clips with Apple ProRes 422 (FCP 6 or above is recommended), Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov), Rewrap (*.mov), DV-PAL (*.MOV), Apple InterMedia Codec (*.mov), Avid DNxHD (*.mov), DVCPRO50-PAL/NTSC (*.mov), etc. Then you can import the output files in Final Cut Pro X directly with out rendering, but you should make sure you select the right codec and parameters to encode.
Now please follow the guide to realize converting Canon XF 100 MXF footage to Apple Prores 422:
Step 1. Install and run this MXF to Final Cut Pro X converter, add your video files.
Step 2. Click on “Format”, select “Final Cut Pro” category, then choose “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”.
Tips. The video and codecs are all from the FCP X you installed into your Mac, so the output quality is FCP X level.
Step 3. Start converting mxf to FCP X by clicking “convert”.
When the process is finished, import the converted video file to FCP X for editing. Hope this article on How to Import MXF footage to Final Cut Pro X for editing helps.