Panasonic’s HDC-MDH1 AVCHD PAL Camcorder is a shoulder-mount HD camera with a pro-style form factor that gives you added comfort and stability during long handheld shoots. Capable of capturing full HD 1920 x 1080 or downconverted standard-definition 576i video, the camera provides the versatility and convenience necessary for getting your shots the way you want them. A tiltable viewfinder and touchscreen LCD screen help you compose with ease, while the 16.8x optical/23x Intelligent zoom lens gets you as close to the action as you’re likely to need. At the same time, a built-in zoom microphone follows the lens’ lead, making sure that what you see is also what you hear.
If you would like to put the AVCHD videos from HDC-MDH1 to Final Cut Studio for editing, a third party software shall be needed to handle the 1080/50i footage to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7/X. aPubsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac is the recommended Panasonic HDC-MDH1 AVCHD to ProRes converter for high quality video editing on Mac with less compressed Apple ProRes format.
Apple ProRes 422 , Apple ProRes 4444,introduced in Final Cut Studio, was advertised to one of the codecs to result in less compression and higher data rate/higher quality files for HD editing in Final Cut Pro.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to convert import and edit Panasonic HDC-MDH1 MTS to Apple PreRes 422 MOV to Final Cut Pro/FCP 7/FCP X without rendering on iMac/MacBook Pro/Mac Mini/MacBook Air with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks.
Step 1. Load Panasonic HDC-MDH1 videos to aPubsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
Run aPubsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best MTS video to ProRes converter on Mac, click the “Add” button and you can browse the HDC-MDH1 1080/50i videos for conversion.
Step 2. Choose Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X/7/6.
Click the “Format” option, and navigate the mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format. The video to ProRes 422 converter will transcode Panasonic HDC-MDH1 1080i AVCHD to Final Cut Pro native format. And you can select all files in the filelist, then click Merge to join all Panasonic HDC-MDH1 MTS files into one for conversion.
Step 3. Set output settings.
Click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 from the video size drop-down box to keep the original HD resolution. Click the drop-down box for frame rate, and choose 30fps as output video frame rate.
Step 4. Convert 1080/50i MTS to Apple ProRes for FCP X/7/6.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the conversion from Panasonic HDC-MDH1 AVCHD to ProRes 422 MOV Final Cut Pro Native Format will start immediately.
After converting and merging the Panasonic HDC-MDH1 AVCHD files, just import the output Apple PreRes 422 .mov files to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing and the video is in HD 1920×1080. Optimize your workflow and save time with the Apple ProRes compression for Final Cut Pro.