HDC-TM700's 1080p60p compatible yet? iMovie/FCP

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by EvolutionXGSR, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. EvolutionXGSR macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2010
    Hey everyone,

    I am about 2 days away from making my camcorder purchase(for my honeymoon) and have been researching both the Canon HF S200 & Panasonic HDC-TM700k for about a week now.
    When it comes to camcorders, I prefer to stick with Canon. BUT from what I've seen, I think the Panasonic is an overall better camera. That being said...

    I have read that Panasonic uses their own proprietary format when using it on the highest quality setting( 1080p at 60p )and that it is not recognized by virtually any editing software(on the mac).

    I have read the Apple Support forums including the AVS forum. Turns out there are several workarounds using other software for conversion(ex Toast), but I'm looking for the simplest of methods as I will be importing a tremendous amount of footage to be put onto Blu-ray(hopefully in the near future). I really don't want a "speed bump" in the way and would prefer to have a more "integrated" experience.

    I've check Apple's support page for camcorders and it does list it as compatible other than an OIS issue having to do with their 3mos sensor when combining it with iMovie's Stabilization feature.
    I've called them about this and they mentioned that they don't know how "thorough" they were when testing the camera. It was most likely tested using a lower setting(which utilize AVCHD) and not the 1080p60p.

    My question are:

    -Have there been any recent iMovie or Final Cut updates that have added compatibility for this format?(.mts I believe from what I have read)

    -Has there been any word or does anyone think there will be any support for this in the near future?

    -Should I just go with the Canon and save some money on Advil?

    -Do you, like me, think that Apple is spending WAY too much time flooding the market with new products instead of updating and supporting those they already have(hehe, sorry...had to put that one out there)? It seems like you see more & more prolonged reaccuring issues being mentioned here time after time with no solutions.

    -Any recommendations?

    Thanks! :apple:
  2. EvolutionXGSR thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2010
  3. kristie81 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    how you liking the canon?? im trying to decide between the 2 aswell. Would like easy of use when editing on my mac

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