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Can Macs import 1080/50p?


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My Dad is looking at buying a new HD camcorder for home use.

He has found a Panasonic one he likes.

However Panasonic have told him that while the camera films in 1080/50p that MAC cannot capture in this.

This seems odd to me as Mac is a leader in editing and creativity

Are Panasonic right?

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Which camcorder exactly?

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Hi

Panasonic HC-V720

Thanks for replying

All the best

Chris
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You're going to have to do some conversion on that. I'd recommend handbrake.

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Okay thank you very much for your quick and informative reply
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1080/50 and 60p is pretty poorly supported on all platforms. I'd think twice before recording at such a high bitrate.

But . . . Also look at Adobe Premiere Elements 11, while it's tricky getting a straight set of specs from Adobe but their forums are saying it supports 1080/50p and 60p

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To say the Mac can't handle 50/60p is a bit of a sweeping statement. It's the software that may have trouble. Whilst iMovie may struggle ,Final Cut Pro-X will handle this frame rate no problem. Now you may not want to spend the extra cash on FCPX, but the Mac with FCPX will handle 50/60p.

I can understand you wanting to shoot at this frame rate if you want to do SlowMo, which can look quiet nice on certain subjects
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