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Final Cut Pro X, iMovie: Some Panasonic camcorders that support 1080/60p and 1080/50p require mounting the SD card with a USB card reader

Symptoms

Panasonic camcorders released before July 2011 may not show the recorded 1080/60p and 1080/50p video clips when connected to a Mac with a USB cable.

Resolution

Remove the SD card from the camcorder and use the built-in SD card slot on your Mac or an external USB SD card reader.

Affected Panasonic camcorders include:
HDC-HS900
HDC-TM900
HDC-TM90

Note: Prior to July 1, 2011, the AVCHD video format specification officially supported 1080/60i and 1080/50i (not 1080/60p and 1080/50p). After July 1, 2011, the AVCHD 2.0 video format specification was released. It officially supported 1080/60p and 1080/50p. Panasonic camcorders that shipped after the AVCHD 2.0 specification was officially released should work as expected.

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Last Modified: Oct 1, 2013
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