Help. I recently bought the Panasonic HDC-TM700 and shot in 1080/60p. However, I cannot Log and Transfer this footage/clips into FCP 7. I have tested the ClipWrap demo and converted and imported these 1080/60p clips. But, I have to render in the sequence timeline for them to play smoothly. So far I can get them to play in these sequence settings: HDV 720p60 and HDV1080p30. Any suggestions for a better sequence setting that will match best with the 1080/60p convert with ClipWrap clips?
Will FCP eventually support 1080/60p AVCHD? This is such a bummer as I bought this camera after comparing with Sony and Canon, as it had the 60 p capability. Had I know it would be a nightmare with FCP, I would not have got the camera.
Frankly too, I can't see much difference between 60p and 24p, but I would have to have 2 monitors to really compare.
AVCHD files are best transcoded to ProRes. If you want to use clipwrap, you can, it transcodes as well as rewraps to QT movies. Problem you're having is that you only rewrapped the files, and those files aren't supported by the current versions of FCP.
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Thank you fro the input. It has helped. Clip Wrap works well and converting to Apple Pro Res 422 has gone smoothly in FCP.
Essentially though, in non-tech terms, as I understand the feedback, 60p is kind of pointless in that I am not really going to get "better quality" as, I cannot output to 60p, at least in FCP? I will always have to either output 60i, 30p or 24p?
And here is perhaps a more blunt straightforward question: with this Panasonic camera, I am shooting for only the web/distribution platform. Thus, it seems I should be shooting at the 30p setting, which better translates to web output settings?
[Kelly Kowalski]"as, I cannot output to 60p, at least in FCP?"
The only difference between 1080p60 and 720p60 is about moving all that data-rate in real time.
You can not play 1080p60 from FC without a Dual-link system, but you can perfectly export a 1080p60 QT file from FC.