Summary: In this guide, you will learn how to convert Panasonic DMC-FZ200 1080p AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro (6/7/X) ProRes(*.mov), so that you can easily import and edit Panasonic DMC-FZ200 1080p AVCHD files with Final Cut Pro 6/7/X smoothly.
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is a super-zoom camera featuring a wide-angle 24x zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture throughout its 25-600mm range. Successor to the FZ150 model, the bridge-style Panasonic FZ200 compact offers a 3-inch 460K-pixel rotating LCD screen, a 1.31-million-dot electronic viewfinder, 1920x1080 50p Full HD video recording, a 12.1 megapixel high-sensitivity MOS image sensor, and 12fps continuous shooting without autofocus and 5.5fps with autofocus.
With the Panasonic DMC-FZ200, you can easily get full HD videos as you want, but bad news is currently the Panasonic 1080 60p AVCHD format is nearly impossible to be edited. Even with the latest update of Final Cut Pro. They cannot get anything on Mac to read the AVCHD files with .mts extention, including AE, QT, iMovie as well as FCP. Here we’d like to share the Panasonic 1080 60p AVCHD to FCP import help. If you are facing the problem, go through the page.
As we all know,Final Cut Pro best supported video format is Apple ProRes codec MOV format, so the best method to solve Panasonic DMC-FZ200 AVCHD and FCP incompatible problem is to convert the DMC-FZ200 1080/60P AVCHD footage to ProRes for editing in Final Cut Pro. AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 6/7/XConverter is an easy-to-use tool for you. It can help you convert AVCHD 60P files to ProRes 422 MOV format with 30p frame rate for easy editing in Final Cut Pro.
Guide: Get Panasonic DMC-FZ200 1080p AVCHD files to FCP import help on Mac
Step 1: Install and launch this Mac MTS Converter for Panasonic FZ200. Import your Lumix DMC-FZ200 footages to the application. Merge several AVCHD clips by ticking “Merge into one” box.
Step 2: Click "Format" bar to choose the output format. Click and choose "Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" as Final Cut Pro compatible format for editing in FCP smoothly.
Step 3: You can click "settings" to customize the output parameters, adjust the resolution, bitrate as you want. Set video size as 1920*1080, video frame rate as 30fps is better.
Step 4: Click convert button to start transcoding 1080 60p AVCHD .MTS to FCP 6/7/X ProRes for editing on Mac OS X.
After the conversion, you can click “open” to find the output file, then you can import Panasonic DMC-FZ200 AVCHD files to FCP 6/7/X for editing without rendering or any other troubles.
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