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    Can Macs import 1080/50p?
    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?

    Many thanks in advance

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    Which camcorder exactly?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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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.

    Apple - iLife '11 Help - iMovie '11 Supported Cameras
    About the iFrame video format
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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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