Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD Shoulder Mount Camcorder shoots SD and HD video that is compatible with PAL standards. It supports Full HD 1080p 50, using AVCHD version 2 compression at 28 Mb/s. It also shoots 1080i 50 recording at 24 Mb/s, as well as higher compression rates enabling longer recording times. The camera can also record SD footage, so it integrates into an SD or HD workflow. This makes it an option for those who are not yet ready to transition to HD but want to be able to use the same camera once they do.
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 6/7, FCP X is Mac based editing software which not supports transcoding Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD to Apple ProRes for further editing.
So the program you need is a great UFUSoft Mac AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 Converter. With it, you can convert all Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD files to Apple ProRes 422 for editing with Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X on Mac.
Below is the step-by-step guide for you to quickly convert Panasonic AVCHD like Panasonic HC-MDH2 MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes Codec (*.mov) for editing in Final Cut Pro.
Step 1. Download Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD files to Apple computer. Connect your Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD camcorder 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 Panasonic HC-MDH2 to the Apple hard drive disk.
Step 2. Import Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD files to UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac. Run UFUSoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Panasonic AVCHD to FCP ProRes Converter, and click the "Add" button to load AVCHD .mts or .m2ts videos from Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD camcorders. You may also directly drag and drop the Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD video to application UI for importing files.
Step 3. Choose Final Cut Pro - Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) or HD MOV output format. Click the "Format" option and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) orHD Video > HD MOV Video(*.mov)as output format. The Mac MTS/M2TS to FCP Converter will convert AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic HC-MDH2 video to Apple ProRes (*.MOV) for Final Cut Pro Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac AVCHD MTS/M2TS to FCP Converter will start the conversion from Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD to Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut.
After the conversion, you can easily import Apple Prores to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X without rendering for editing.
1. If you would like to edit Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD MTS/M2TS with FCE/iMovie, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, Kendlive, etc, you can convert MTS/M2TS to HD MOV, MPG, MP4, WMV, AVI, DV on Mac.
2. If you want to convert Panasonic HC-MDH2 AVCHD MTS/M2TS to Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere, etc on windows 7/8/8.1/Vista/XP, etc, please use Windows AVCHD Video Converter.
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