Panasonic HC-X900 is an enthusiast 3MOS-based (three 1/4.1-inch CMOS sensors are used) camcorder that records full HD 1920 x 1080 videos at 60p (50p for PAL units) based on the new AVCHD 2.0 (Progressive) standard. Like its predecessors, it has a 12x optical zoom lens (which starts at 29.8mm at the wide-angle end), supports 5.1-channel surround sound, and has a lens ring for manual controls.
The HC-X900M also shoots full HD 3D video when you attach it with an optional 3D conversion lens. However, this isn’t the same conversion lens as the one introduced in 2011 (VW-CLT1). The new VW-CLT2 is not only smaller but also brighter (from F3.2 to F2.0). The HC-X900/HC-X900M HD camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression.
Final Cut Pro 7 is new released with powerful new features like expanded ProRes codecs, improved speed/XML interchange/media management, etc and some time-saving improvements like automatic transfer, easy export, and so on. However, this new released FCP 7 supports AVCHD with at 1080p 24/25/30, 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30/50/60, so the 1080 60p/50p MTS/M2TS is still incompatible with Mac FCP 7 NOW!
So if you want to edit HC-X900/X900M 1080 60p/50p 28Mbps in Final Cut Pro 7, you are recommended to use Panasonic Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Panasonic 60p/50p MTS to FCP 7 converter for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic 1080 60p/50p AVCHD to MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080 60p/50p MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro 7.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HC-X900/X900M 60p/50p MTS to Final Cut Pro 7 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video or Common Video > H.264 MOV (AVC)(*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080. (You can also choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format.
Step 3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Panasonic HC-X900/X900M 1080 60p/50p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert HC-X900/X900M MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro 7.
After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro 7 and the video is in HD 1920×1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing in full HD.