Panasonic HC-X800 is one of the latest 3MOS camcorders. The camcorder encompasses 3 x CMOS sensors (ful 1080p capture) for near professional footage and a 12 x optical Leica Dicomar zoom lens. Blur free hand held images aided by the inclusion of the Hybrid OIS (optical stabiliser). The Panasonic X800 also features a high resolution 3.0″ LCD 460K-dot, AVCHD recording and a fantastic 16 Megapixel still image recording. The HC-X800 Black has dimensions of 63 x 68 x 134 mm, weighs 345g, and SDHC / SDXC memory cards compatibility. Storage of approx. 80mins of footage on a 16GB SDHC card. The HC-X800 HD camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression.
Final Cut Pro is most popular Video Editing Software now, but it can't Log and Transfer 1080/60p (50p) Full-HD recordings from X800. If you want to import X800 AVCHD footages to FCP for editing, you have to transcode AVCHD to the most friendly video codec- Apple ProRes for FCP. Thus you need to download and install a top and professional AVCHD to ProRes Converter for FCP without any rendering. Brorsoft's MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which is great in transcoding AVCHD to ProRes 422
with original video quality at fast conversion speed and highly recommended by Mac users and proved to be compatible with the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion, can totally meet up with the two points. Guide & Tips: How to import AVCHD footages to Final Cut Pro
Step 1: Launch the free trial version of MTS to FCP Converter
on Mac, connect your Panasonic HC-X800 camcorder to Mac or insert the SD card, and load the AVCHD files in CAM_SD --> PRIVATE --> AVCHD --> BDMV --> STREAM.
Tip: If you click the button for importing from folder, please click STREAM and then Choose it, then all the files in the foler will be added to the MTS Converter.
Step 2: Click Format box and you will get five Apple ProRes options in Final Cut Pro. If you attach great importance to quality, “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” will be your favorite options. But if you want to get a smaller MOV files for easy importing and exporting, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. Besides, the “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters in Profile Settings, where you can get by clicking Settings on the main interface.
Tip: For FCP users, 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps as video bitrate and pcm-s16le as audio codec are the most suitable settings.
Step 4: Click the arrow button and start converting X800 1080 60p MTS to FCP immediately. Other features of the Mac MTS Converter:
1. Joining files: Tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
3. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
4. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
5. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.
After the MTS to ProRes conversion is 100% completed, you can easily put and edit Panasonic HC-X800 recordins in Final Cut Pro
without any rendering. In addition, the versatile Mac AVCHD Converter is also effective in getting MTS/M2TS files editable in iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Composer Media, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. Related Guide:
Convert/Transcode Panasonic HC-X900 AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS files to iMovie on Mac
Convert/Transfer HDC-TM900 1080/60p MTS to Apple ProRes 422 MOV for editing in FCP
Transcode/Convert Panasonic HDC-SD700 AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP X on Mac OS Lion
Convert/Transcode Panasonic HDC-SD900 AVCHD 1080p MTS/M2TS to Apple ProRes for FCP on MAC OS Lion
Transfer Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF5 1080i AVCHD Recordings to FCP on Mac OS