Panasonic HDC-SD600, features high-density, ultra-smooth video at 1080/60p Recording (Full-HD 1920 x 1080, 60 Progressive frames Recording).Even though some Panasonic SD600 AVCHD camcorder users can import SD600 AVCHD files to Final Cut Express, some others who are using PowerPC G5 with Mac OS X 10.5 may also face problem editing the SD600 1080p AVCHD videos. It is because that Intel processor is required for 1080p AVCHD support in FCE.
If you would like to edit Panasonic SD600 AVCHD MTS/M2TS footage on PowerPC with FCE, Firstarsoft AVCHD Video Converter for Mac will be the first choice for you. It does not only convert 1080p AVCHD files on 10.5 Leopard with PowerPC to MOV files, but also enables you to keep original video bit rate for high quality video editing on FCE.
Follow the steps below, and you will find the workaround easy to edit 1080p AVCHD camcorder videos on Mac PowerPC.
Step 1. Import SD600 1080p AVCHD footage to Firstarsoft AVCHD Video Converter for Mac.
Connect Panasonic HDC-SD600 camcorder to Mac computer with USB cable, run Firstarsoft AVCHD Video Converter for Mac as the best AVCHD to FCE converter on Mac PowerPC. Click the “Add File” button to import the .mts or .m2ts files.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV format.
Click the “Format” option, and navigate to HD Video or General Video > MOV – QuickTime(*.mov) as output format. To get high bit rate, just click the “Settings” button and enter 28000 as output bit rate for 28Mbps footage, or others as you like.You also can choose set 1920*1080 from the video size drop-down box to keep the original HD resolution. Select all files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Panasonic HDC-SD600 1920×1080 AVCHD converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 3. Convert 1080p AVCHD footage to MOV for FCE on PowerPC.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the 1080p AVCHD to FCE converter will start converting AVCHD files to MOV footage for HD editing on FCE.
Hope you enjoy the workflow to import AVCHD files to FCE on PowerPC G5. The output files are compatible with other Mac applications like iMovie, iPhoto, KeyNote, etc.
AVCHD Video Converter for Mac supports cameras and camcorders like Panasonic HC-X900/HC-X920, HC-V720/HC-V700/HC-V520/HC-V500, HDC-TM700/HS700/SD700, TM900/HS900/SD900/SD800, SD60, SD800, TM80/HS80/SD80, TM90/SD90, Lumix ZS10/TZ20, FZ78/FZ77, TS3/FT3, ZS7/TZ10, GH1,GH2, GF2, Sony HDR-CX350/XR350, CX550/XR550, Canon HF S21/S200, HF M30, HF M31, HF M40, HF M41, HF M300 etc.
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