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.
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, the 1080/50i AVCHD MTS from Panasonic HDC-MDH1 is incompatible with Mac FCP 7.
So if you want to edit HDC-MDH1 1080/50i in Final Cut Pro 7, you are recommended to use aPubsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Panasonic MTS to FCP 7 converter for Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422 Codec MOV, H.264 MOV on Mac, but also merges MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro 7.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HDC-MDH1 1080i MTS to ProRes MOV, H.264 MOV for Final Cut Pro 7 on iMac/MacBook Pro/Mac Mini/MacBook Air with Mac OS X like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, Snow Leopard, Leopard, Tiger.
Step 1. Load AVCHD videos to aPubsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HDC-MDH1 camera, run aPubsoft AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Mac MTS to ProRes MOV, H.264 MOV converter, and click the “Add File” button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose ProRes MOV or H.264/AVC MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option, choose the Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format. We are choosing .mov format, as this is the Mac compatible file extension.
Step 3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click “Merge”, and the Panasonic HDC-MDH1 1080i MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic HDC-MDH1 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro 7.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting 1080/50i MTS videos to ProRes Mov or H.246 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in 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.
If you are using Final Cut Pro 5 or lower version, you can also choose Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or HD video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) as output format for editing on Mac.