How to Edit Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 1080p footages in Avid/FCP/FCE/iMovie
Summary:In this post, you can get the info of Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 recordings' application in FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid.
The Lumix DMC-TZ30 (also known as the DMC-ZS20 in the USA) is Panasonic’s premium travel-zoom compact camera, featuring a 20x 24-480mm lens, 14.1 megapixel high sensitivity MOS sensor, 1080p Full HD movies at 50/60fps, 3 inch touch-sensitive LCD screen and fast burst shooting at 10fps with continuous auto-focus.
The DMC-ZS20(TZ30) can record high-resolution full HD 1,920 x 1,080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) videos in AVCHD Progressive (MPEG-4 / H.264) format. Upgrading the full HD recording capability from interlaced to progressive, subjects with fast motion or fine details are reproduced even more clearly.
1920 x 1080 60p (NTSC) / 50p (PAL) Full HD Video in AVCHD Progressive Format
1080/60p / 1080/50p (progressive) conveys about twice the information of 1080i (interlace) recording. Whereas interlacing requires two images to produce a complete picture, the progressive method records a single image as a complete picture. It creates intricate detail and silky smooth motion. Even when subjects move quickly, afterimages are minimized to create more natural images.
The effective way to ingest Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 1080p AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid on Mac
As Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 record 1080p AVCHD video clips, you will need to transcode the AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid best codec for editing, such as prores 422 codec for fcp, apple intermediate codec (AIC) for imovie and final cut express, and DNxHD codec for Avid, etc.
Which software supports transcode Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 1080p AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid best codec?
All you need is Pavtube MTS Converter for Mac, this software can transcode AVCHD to best codec for FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid.
Now please follow the steps below to convert Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid best codec.
1. Go to download and install the best Mac Panasonic MTS Converter to make the transcoding task without quality loss, which offers you particular Apple ProRes profiles for Final Cut Pro, AIC for iMovie/FCE, and DNxHD for Avid. Then launch the software to import your AVCHD clips to it.
2. Click on the Format box to select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(*.mov) as the output format for FCP. You can also choose iMovie and Final Cut Express-> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) for FCE/iMovie, or choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for Avid.
3. You can click the Settings icon to do some audio/video settings. We recommend 1920*1080 as video size and 30fps as video bitrate for easier editing on Mac. If you are in PAL(50p) area, you are recommended 25fps as video bitrate.
4. Hit the Convert button; it will convert Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 1080p AVCHD to FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid on Mac immediately.
When the conversion process shows in 100% with the top AVCHD to MOV Converter Mac, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for importing and editing in FCP/iMovie/FCE/Avid.
Learn how to convert Panasonic ZS20/TZ30 1080p AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP, please visit this video on YouTube.
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