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Importing Panasonic DMC-GH3 AVCHD movie to Final Cut Pro

Postby lydia622520 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 7:07 am

Summary: How to import Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 AVCHD MTS,M2TS to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X for editing on Mac OS X properly without any trouble? Get the definite answer below.


Do you also want to know the way to edit Panasonic DMC-GH3 AVCHD in FCP? As a Panasonic Lumix GH3 user, I will share my easy guide on converting Panasonic GH3 AVCHD to ProRes for editing in FCP. So you will no longer met any incompatibility issues when importing Panasonic GH3 MTS video to FCP.

Firstly, you should know the best video format for FCP is Apple ProRes MOV. So we have to change AVCHD to ProRes before loading Panasonic GH2 recordings to FCP. Thus you need to use an AVCHD Converter for Mac. Here I take Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac as an example. I have used it to help me convert AVCHD MTS,M2TS to ProRes many times. The converted video is in the best quality and keeps me satisfied every time. With this MTS converting tool, you can also transcode kinds of MTS files to iMovie, FCE, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc NLE systems with the optimal presets.

How to transcode Panasonic Lumix GH3 MTS to ProRes on Mac OS X?

Step 1: Download and install the best AVCHD to ProRes Converter and then launch it to load your MTS files to the software.

Tip: If you wanna join MTS, M2TS files for Final Cut Pro, please check the "Merge into one" box.


Step 2: Click on Format, and from the dropdown menu, here I recommend Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov). Then you can set the output folder as you want.

Step 3: Click the “Settings” icon and you’d better set the video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps for 60p, 25fps for 50p movie to keep the best output video quality.


Step 4: Start to convert Panasonic DMC-GH3 MTS to ProRes for FCP on Mac OS X with the best MTS Converter for Mac.

After the conversion, get the converted MTS files from the output folder. Afterwards, you can copy/put Panasonic GH3 AVCHD into FCP 6/7/X for editing freely.

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Re: Importing Panasonic DMC-GH3 AVCHD movie to Final Cut Pro

Postby jacknjchn » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:25 am

Summary: Read on the article to find the easy solution how to import and edit Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 AVCHD MTS in Adobe Premiere Pro with no issues.


I have a Panasonic DMC-GH3, which is wonderful to be taken to record full HD videos(AVCHD) when I’m travelling. Whereas, when I wanna edit those AVCHD MTS footage in Adobe Premiere before sharing with my friends, I met problems: the Premiere handled with the 1080 60p files so slowly, and I couldn’t edit my videos smoothly.

I searched the Panasonic DMC-GH3 and Premiere Pro on Google, and found the other users are also facing the importing problems: No sound importing to Premiere Pro

“Just got my new Panasonic GH3 today, love it. However no sound in Premiere Pro 5.5.2 Mac. Some research has indicated that Premiere Pro doesn’t like the AVCHD 60P + LPCM combo, it just thinks there’s no sound track. Is there some setting or something I can do?”

Well, I’ve found out the solution to fix the MTS to Adobe Premiere Pro issues. If you are also the Lumix GH3 owner and had the similar trouble with Premiere Pro, go through the article to check out the solution.

So how to import/load video clips from Panasonic GH3 to Adobe Premiere for editing smoothly with no problems? The reason behind that you can’t edit AVCHD MTS files in Premiere smoothly is due to the format and codec. AVCHD MTS is a delivery codec rather than editing codec and the 1080 60p is a non-standard format for NLE. The best method to solve those problems is to transcode AVCHD .mts from Panasonic DMC-GH3 to Adobe Premiere Pro most compatible format, for instance, the MOV, MPEG-2 with Brorsoft Mac MTS to Premiere Pro Converter.

Overall, the Mac AVCHD MTS Converter comes with supports for a wide range of video editing software and media devices, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, iMovie and Final Cut Express. It helps you convert Panasonic as well as Sony, Canon AVCHD recording to any editable format like MPEG-2, DNxHD, ProRes, AIC. mov, etc as you need without any quality loss. If you are troubled by the importing issues on Windows, please get MTS/M2TS Converter.

Convert Panasonic GH3 60p AVCHD footages into Adobe Premiere Pro for editing smoothly

Step 1. Free download and run the Brorsoft MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac and import AVCHD mts files to the program.


Step 2. Hit the Format box and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu. “MOV (AVC) (*.mov)” is also the proper format for Adobe Premiere Pro.

Step 3. For editing MPEG-2 in Adobe Premiere, the best Frame Rate is 30fps, so we recommend you set 1920*1080 as video


Step 4. Finally hit the Convert button; it will convert Panasonic DMC-GH3 AVCHD to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac immediately.

When the conversion process shows in 100% with the top AVCHD to MPEG-2 Converter Mac, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for easier editing in Premiere Pro CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 without any issue.

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