Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of video-editing software geared for professionals from a company increasingly focused on mainstream consumers. Final Cut Pro X is a follow-up to Final Cut Pro X, software Apple released in 2009 as part of Final Cut Studio. Like Apple’s newly released of Mac OS X Lion, Final Cut Pro X was only be available to customers through the Mac App Store. However, this new released FCP X does not support well with Panasonic HC-V500 1080 60p AVCHD Videos.
Panasonic HC-V500 is one of the latest HD MOS camcorder. Lightweight, compact with a black finish encompassing a powerful 38 x optical zoom lens (50x advanced zoom) and a Full 1080P resolution. Blur free hand held images aided by the inclusion of the Hybrid OIS (optical stabiliser). The Panasonic V500 also features a 3.0" LCD 230K-dot, AVCHD recording and a 3 Megapixel still image recording. The HC-V500 Black has dimensions of just 52.5 x 65 x 119.5 mm, weighs only 227g, and SDHC / SDXC memory cards compatibility. Storage of up to 20mins of footage on a 4GB SDHC card.
So if you want to edit HC-V500 1080 60p in Final Cut Pro X, you are recommended to use Panasonic Video Converter for Mac, which is the superior Mac Panasonic 60p MTS to FCP X converter for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Panasonic 1080 60p AVCHD to MOV on Mac, but also merges 1080 60p MTS files for import into Final Cut Pro X.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and edit Panasonic HC-V500 60p MTS to Final Cut Pro X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Lion, Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load AVCHD 1080 60p videos to Panasonic Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mts files from Panasonic HC-V500 camera, run AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best Mac 1080 60p MTS to MOV converter, and click the "Add File" button to load .mts videos.
Step 2. Choose H.264/AVC MOV output format.
Click the "Format" option, and choose HD Video or Common Video > H.264 MOV (AVC)(*.mov) for converting AVCHD videos from MTS to MOV with H.264/AVC as video codec for loading to Final Cut Studio/FCP X. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920x1080.
Step 3. Merge Panasonic AVCHD files. (optional)
Select all the files and then click "Merge", and the Panasonic HC-V500 1080 60p MTS converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert HC-V500 MTS to MOV for Final Cut Pro X.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic MTS converter starts converting 1080 60p MTS videos to H.246 .mov, and joining the MTS files for editing in Final Cut Pro X.
After converting and merging the MTS files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro X and the video is in HD 1920x1080. You can also import the output videos to Final Cut Express (FCE) 4, Final Cut Pro 7, iMovie for editing in full HD.
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