Import 1080 60p AVCHD from Panasonic G6 to FCP 6/7/X

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Import 1080 60p AVCHD from Panasonic G6 to FCP 6/7/X

Postby jacknjchn » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:08 am

Summary: Seek for the 1080 60p AVCHD from Panasonic DMC-G6 to FCP Workflow- Read on the article and you will learn how to import Panasonic DMC-G6 60p AVCHD to FCP with smooth editing.

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As a second camera, I am purchasing a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 video camera that shoots in 1080 60p, 60i and 24p, in the AVCHD codec(Of course, it supports MP4 movie recording). After recording some 1080 60p video clips, I planned to transfer the 60p video to Final Cut Pro on my iMac, but it’s a bit of trouble. Final Cut Pro seems not be able to ingest the 60p files from Panasonic DMC-G6. So, how to deal with Panasonic G6 1080 60p AVCHD in FCP?

Well, since the FCP native format is ProRes, the best method to import Panasonic 60p AVCHD from Panasonic DMC-G6 to FCP smoothly is to convert the AVCHD 1080 60p footage to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro along with some help from a 3rd-party Pansonic AVCHD Converter.

If you looking for a solution for this problem likewise, check out Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac which is entitled as a top Panasonic 50p/60p MTS Converter. It supports encoding all Panasonic 1080p 50/60P AVCHD MTS files to Apple ProRes 422 so that you can easily import the Panasonic Camcorder recordings to Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 6, Final Cut Pro 7 for editing on Mac. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. What’s more, this Mac AVCHD converter also offers the optimal preset files for iMovie, Avid Media Composer, FCE, Adobe Premier Pro and more to help you solve the incompatibility problems in different NLE apps.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to transcode Panasonic Panasonic DMC-G6 AVCHD 50/60p MTS to Apple ProRes format for FCP editing with Mac OS X like Mountain Lion, Lion

Step 1: Download and install Panasonic 50/60p MTS to FCP Converter to your Mac. Then load your 1080 60p, 50p MTS/M2TS from G6 to it.

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Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as output format.

Tip: If you want to use ProRes format in offline editing workflows with Final Cut Server. The Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) is the ideal format. And earn detail about Apple ProRes codec types.

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Step 3: Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and fame rate can be adjusted as you like. Usually 1920*1080 video size and 30fps video frame rate are recommended for FCP editing.

Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start transcoding Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 50p/60p AVCHD to ProRes for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac OS.

After a shot conversion, you will be able to import/load Panasonic DMC-G6 1080 50/60p videos into Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro 6 for editing without rendering.

Additional Tips:

1. Before you try to do the conversion, if you are a FCP X user, before you try to do the conversion, don't forget to make sure that you have installed the ProApps QuickTime Codecs manually since the FCP X asks users to install it by themselves.

2. If you have problems when importing or editing your Canon, Sony, Panasonic etc, camera video files, you can check out "Brorsoft Camcorder/Camera Importing Tips" or "FCE, FCP, iMovie Column" to get your solutions.

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Re: Import 1080 60p AVCHD from Panasonic G6 to FCP 6/7/X

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:16 am

Summary: The easy workaround to get iMovie work with Panasonic DMC-LX7 60p footage is to Convert MTS to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) MOV which ensures the best result when using in iMovie 08/09/11.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 is capable of recording Full HD video in either the AVCHD Progressive or MP4 formats. Frame rates depend on your region - the European model records AVCHD at 50 fps and MP4 at 25fps, while the US model runs at 60 fps and 30 fps respectively. The lens can zoom and refocus during recording too. After showing off your Full HD videos, you will be disappointed when you want to import Panasonic DMC-LX7 60p/50p footage to iMovie for further editing and find all MTS files are greyed out.

There are mainly two reasons why you can not transfer video files from Panasonic DMC-LX7 iMovie, incuding iMovie 8/9/11. Firstly, the recordings with the codec H.264/MPEG-4 are highly compressed for saving storage space and smooth playback, but the H.264 files are not suitable for editing, so editing H.264 MTS files in iMovie is always a headaching problem for editors. Secondly, up to now, iMovie can not always successfully recognize footages at 60fps nor at 50fps. So if you want to ingest DMC-LX7 60p/50p AVCHD footage to iMovie, you will always meet the importing problem.

Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix the issue. Since Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) is the the most compatible codec introduced by App which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, the common practise for Panasonic DMC-LX7 MTS workflow with iMovie is, get a Mac AVCHD to AIC Converter and transcode Panasonic DMC-LX7 .mts footage to AIC MOV, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode Panasonic DMC-LX7 MTS to AIC MOV in detail.

How to Convert Panasonic DMC-LX7 60p footage for Editing in iMovie smoothly

Step 1: Download, install and run Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, and then click the "Add" button to load the .mts videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the 1080p .mts files to the application UI.

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a Panasonic Lumix video converter under Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode AVCHD MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11, Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, DNxHD for Avid MC, etc. and it works well and converts flawlessly.

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Step 2: Click the Format box and select iMovie --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format.

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Tip: Please set 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps for users in NTSC area and 25fps in PAL area as video bitrate to get the best video quality. If you want to get a smaller ones, please decrease the video size from 1920*1080 to 1440*1080 or 1280*720.

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Step 3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac iMovie AIC Converter will start transcode Panasonic LX7 MTS to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11 on Mac.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies..., to import the converted 60p or 50p AVCHD footage into iMovie; prepare for editing. You will find that it's just a piece of cake to edit Panasonic DMC-LX7 60p/50p video files in iMovie.

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Re: Import 1080 60p AVCHD from Panasonic G6 to FCP 6/7/X

Postby lydia622520 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:42 am

[size="4"]In this guide, you can get to know the easy method to convert Panasonic HDC-SD90 recorded AVCHD videos to Mac for editing, playing or sharing.[/size]

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Panasonic's HDC-SD90 High Definition Camcorder grabs photographers' and shutterbugs' attention with its 3D recording and the amazing capability to capture super-smooth 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage (Europe version). With its transfer rate of 28 Mbps, 1,080p recording (Full-HD, 1,920 x 1,080, 60 progressive recording) conveys about twice the information of 1,080i (interlace) recording. Due to the reason, the HDC-SD90 can yield stunningly detailed, vibrant, and life-like footage that will look great on your HDTV so that you can share your beautiful memories with your family members and friends. Only the two features will make it on the top of the customers’ list, not to mention its 28mm Wide Angle Lens, Intelligent 40x Zoom and HYBRID O.I.S., O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer) Lock and Crystal Engine PRO, etc.

While enjoying the stunning HD image quality, many folks are having problems when using HDC-SD90 footage on Mac. And there are some frquently asked questions quoted as below:

"How can I upload my videos from Panasonic HDC-D-SD90 to mac iMovie? Will these MTS videos editable in iMovie?"

"I have just shot my first clip with this video camera and am trying to import it into FCP but FCP will not recognize SD90 camcorder even though the video camera shows up in system profiler?"

"I import from Panasonic HDC-SD90 in 1920-1080/50p to convert in MOV format on Mac for track motion to create 3D movies because the Panasonic HDC-SD90 camcorder has MTS file. "

Panasonic HDC-SD90 provides us great ways to record our most unforgettable moments. To edit, play or share Panasonic HDC-SD90 video on Mac, you will need to convert SD90 AVCHD MTS to bet compatible format for Mac OS. Only by converting can you avoid video playback, editing and importing problems due to the recorded AVCHD format. Here we recommend a decent Panasonic AVCHD file Converter on Mac platform - Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac, to help you get it done.

The app is a professional Mac application for converting AVCHD files from Sony/Panasonic/Canon HD camcorders that produce .mts, .m2ts, or .m2t files. And it can help you transform the Panasonic AVCHD file for editing with non-linear editing systems like iMovie, FCE, Final Cut Pro, Avid MC, Premiere Pro etc. or playing back in quicktime on Mac. If you're editing, playing or sharing recorded AVCHD videos, chances are you already installed this great utility. If not, download it it from Imagehere.

[size="4"]The Steps: How to Transcode Panasonic SD90 MTS files on Mac OS X[/size]

Step 1. Copy your resource AVCHD recordings to Mac

Connect your Panasonic HDC-SD90 to Mac with a USB cable, and find the AVCHD file folder in hard drive of your camcorder. Then copy the video files to your Mac hard drive.

Step 2. Load AVCHD files to the program.

Launch Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter on Mac and then click "Add" button to import the MTS videos to the software.

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Step 3. Click format column and choose the output format.

You can choose Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov), this codec is optimized for FCP editing;

You can also choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), it's for Avid editing;

For playback, you can choose HD Video -> QuickTime MOV;

For sharing on website like YouTube, you can choose MP4 format for output.

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Tip: You can edit the Sony HandyCam videos in this program before converting to other formats on Mac OS. Trim, crop, add watermark or adjust effect as you want.

Step 4. After everything is OK, press Convert button to start converting Panasonic HDC-SD90AVCHD videos on Mac.

This best Mac HandyCam Video Converter will convert recorded AVCHD footages on Mac at top speed, you can choose rich formats for output on Mac, and then you can use handycam recorded MTS footages to playback, editing or sharing. If you need to edit or play Pansonic HDC-SD90 AVCHD on Windows platform, you can try MTS Converter for Windows. Please take a try now, it will do a great favor for you.

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