Panasonic HDC-SD900 features a 3.5-inch touchscreen, f/1.5 Leica Dicomar lens and 3D capability, with the optional conversion lens. The SD900 records at full 1920×1080 (60p/50p) HD and is supposed to have a reduction in low-light noise by 45 per cent over the previous Panasonic camcorder range.
However, the real problem comes when trying to edit the Panasonic HDC-SD900 AVCHD footage (MTS files) on Avid Media Composer. Unfortunately MTS file extension is not listed on the list of supported file formats by Avid. So basically you need to use MTS converter to convert the SD900 AVCHD files to WMV/MOV so they can be accessed via Avid Media Composer. It can be quick, quality lossless if you choose the right converting tool Firstarsoft Mac MTS Video Converter. (Download safe program free of virus).More than what you will expect, this stale and well performed Panasonic SD900 AVCHD converting tool works as a great MTS/M2TS joiner capable of merging/combining multiple AVCHD (mts/m2ts) files to one single output video as well.
Follow the steps below, and it is no more difficult to import Panasonic SD900 HD videos to Avid Media Composer 5/6 for editing.
Step 1. Transfer Panasonic 1080/60p videos to computer.
Connect Panasonic HDC-SD900 to MacBook Pro or iMac with USB cable, and copy 1080/50p .mts files from camcorder memory card to Apple hard drive.
Step 2. Load Panasonic HDC-SD900 AVCHD videos to the Firstarsoft MTS Converter for Mac.
Run the Firstarsoft MTS Converter for Mac as the perfect Mac Panasonic SD900 MTS to Avid MC converter, and click the “Add” button to load the .mts videos from hard drive disk.
Step 3. Choose H.264 MOV/WMV format.
Click the “Profile” option, and navigate the mouse cursor to HD Video or General Video > MOV – QuickTime(*.mov) as output format. The output profile enables you to convert Panasonic SD900 1080/50p MTS to MOV for editing in Avid Media Composer 5/6.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic SD900 1920×1080 50p video to Avid MC.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac SD900 to Avid MC converter will start transcoding 1920×1080 50p MTS to Avid MC on Mac conversion immediately.
After the conversion is finished, just run Avid Media Composer and import the HD H.264 MOV file in 1920×1080 for creating a new movie and film.