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Capturing GR-PD1 Hi-Res clips in Final Cut Pro 6

I have footage recorded (unintentionally!) in the camera's Hi-Res mode 25 frames per second (25fps) but the audio - if I understand the issue correctly - is captured at 50fps. When the footage is played back on the camera this is not a problem because the 'magic in the box' syncs sound and vision (again, from my understading of the manual) by playing both at 50fps. However, when I capture the footage to Final Cut Pro (FCP) chaos ensues! The video plays back at twice normal speed and, obviously, video/audio sync is completely scuppered. I can solve the video play-back problem by simply reducing the playback speed 50% (which effectively doubles the length of the video track) and then sync the audio. The problem is that I have, say, 30 seconds of video but only the first 15 seconds of audio! I've tried capturing the footage on a PC using the MPEG capture utility and audio converter and this works fine but leaves me with a ".m2t" file which, after I transfer it to the MAC, is not recognised by FCP. I have also tried converting the .m2t to DV format using DVDROP (dvdrop also knocks it out in NTSC not PAL so it isn't really ideal even if it did work!) the .m2t file that goes in synced comes out unsynced. Frankly, this problem is driving me bonkers and I cannot see another way round it. Is there a solution? Regards Bowjey.

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I have a similar problem, i - by mistake - shot some footage in ps 50 mode. Now i can capture it in my mac by playing it analog, and than capture it. This seems to work fine only.... date and time keeps showing in the footage and that's not what i want cause that makes the footage totally useless.

Problem is, i don't have a manual i can't seem to figure out how to 'not display' date and time of the recording. Does anyone have a suggestion or maybe an english pdf manual you can send me? Any help would be higly appreciated. (


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Check out: Use MPEG Streamclip to convert m2t to a useable file (MPEG).

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Many HDV cameras and decks are able to play and record DV as well as the higher-resolution HDV format. Additionally, many of these HDV devices will attempt to automatically change their settings to match the format of the tape that it's playing. Here are some tips for using these types of devices with Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express.
Tip: Make explicit settings on your HDV device. Instead of using an "Auto" setting, make your own settings on your HDV device to keep the communication going between it and Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express. This also helps Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express keep things running smoothly with HDV devices that handle both DV-NTSC and DV-PAL.
For example, say you're using an HDV deck to capture footage from a tape that was recorded as DV-NTSC. Before capturing in Final Cut Pro / Final Cut Express, make sure that you set the deck to DV mode specifically—don't rely on Auto mode. With some devices, you may need to disconnect it from FireWire to change the mode.
For a common capture workflow, this sequence of steps can provide the best results:
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  4. Connect your HDV device to your computer with a FireWire cable.
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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-TM900 MTS to Apple PreRes 422 MOV to Final Cut Pro/FCP7 without rendering on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Snow Leopard.

Step 1. Load Panasonic HDC-TM900 videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best MTS video to ProRes converter on Mac, click the "Add" button and you can browse the TM900 28Mbps videos for conversion.

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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-TM900 1080p AVCHD to Final Cut Pro native format.

Step 3. Choose 1080p size with 60 or 50fps.
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 60fps or 50fps as output video frame rate. The frame rate option depends on your source videos in NTSC or PAL model. Click the OK button to save the changes and the Mac AVCHD video converter will convert 1080p AVCHD videos to 1080p ProRes 422 Mac FCP compatible native format.

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