Edit Panasonic WA20 1080P MP4 footage in FCP 7/X smoothly
Summary: Follow this guide you will know how to import Panasonic WA20 1080P video to FCP 7/X for editing with Panasonic MP4 to Prores Converter.
Panasonic's HX-WA20 is a Full HD SDXC camcorder with a 1/2.33 single MOS sensor, 28mm wide angle (35mm equivalent) lens and a 3in display. Unlike the other Panasonic camcorders we've seen this year, the HX-WA20 has a pistol grip design and is intended for ‘active' use, which means you can use it in dusty and wet environments; The HX-WA20 is waterproof up to three metres, so you can capture all the amazing underwater scenery the next time you go snorkelling.
The HX-WA20 renders images in breathtaking, Full-HD (1920 x 1080) beauty, so you can save your memories in stunning image quality and watch them on a large-screen TV.
It's great for us to take high quality images and record vivid full HD videos. If you have got the WA20 and often use it to record 1080P video, you may have the need to edit WA20 MP4 in Final Cut Pro on Mac, but it seems not so easy to edit the footages.
The WA20 records MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 videos, this format is easy to play, but Mac users complained that they cannot edit WA20 recorded MP4 videos in FCP smoothly, the main reason is the H.264 codec and MPEG-4 codec, this codec is not well for editing, and FCP best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so FCP X doesn't support Panasonic HX-WA20 MP4 footages well, you may encountered many problems, like import it slowly, and couldn't edit videos smoothly.
The best method to solve these problems is to convert Panasonic WA20 MP4 footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro X, you can follow the steps below to transcode WA20 MP4 to FCP X for editing.
1.Download Pavtube Pannasonic MP4 to Prores Converter for Mac. This professional HD Video Converter can help you convert Panasonic WA20 MP4 files to ProRes 422 MOV format for Final Cut Pro, more output formats are also supported.
2.Install and launch this WA20 MP4 Converter. Import Panasonic WA20 footage to the converter.
3.Click format bar to choose the output format. Click and choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov).
4.You can click “settings” to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want.
5.Click convert button to start.
With this Mac Panasonic MP4 to FCP converter, you can easily transcode WA20 H.264 files to FCP X for editing with prores codec. If you need to convert HD as well as DVD and Blu-ray movies, you can try iMedia Converter for Mac, this is all in one converter.
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