Transcode Panasonic GH3 AVCHD to MOV for editing in FCP (X) on Mac
Summary: Follow this article you will know how to import Panasonic GH3 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro (X) for editing on Mac 10.8.
With the announcement of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, the quest to offer a smaller-than-a-DSLR alternative has shifted noticeably to one that seeks to maintain its appeal to video professionals and stills photographers for whom small size is easily trumped by accessible manual camera controls, expandability and durability.
The GH3 gains the ability to shoot in MOV (h.264) format, freeing it from the restrictive frame- and bit-rates laid out in the AVCHD standard. This means the camera can capture files natively as 30p, as well as 60i. The GH3 gives you the ability to record Full HD 1080p video at a spectrum of professional frame rates, but, can the 1080p AVCHD footages generated from Panasonic GH3 be recognized by Final Cut Pro (X)?
AVCHD format in fact is not supported by many editing software, including FCP (X). so if you want to transfer Panasonic GH3 1080p AVCHD files to FCP (X), you need to convert first. FCP (X) best supported video format is Apple ProRes 422 codec MOV format, so if you convert Panasonic GH3 AVCHD to ProRes 422 format, you can edit Panasonic GH3 footages in FCP (X) smoothly without rendering. Below is a guide for you to transcode Panasonic GH3 AVCHD to FCP (X) ProRes.
Step 1. Download the best MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac.
Install and run the Pavtube Mac AVCHD to Final Cut Pro Converter as the best Panasonic AVCHD to FCP (X) Converter, and directly drag and drop Panasonic GH3 AVCHD videos.
Step 2. Select "Apple ProRes 422" as output video format compatible with FCP (X).
Click the drop-down list in the Format line to get the format box. Then choose the Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) for GH3 full HD 1080p AVCHD files.
Step 3. Adjust the output video's parameters as you want.
Click the Setting button after the Format to get the Profile Settings. Change the Size to 1920*1080, the and set frame rate as 30fps.
Step 4. Convert Panasonic GH3 MTS/M2TS to ProRes for FCP (X) for editing on Mac OS X.
Click the "Convert" button to start convert Panasonic GH3 MTS/M2TS to ProRes .mov for FCP (X). With this Panasonic GH3 AVCHD to ProRes Converter, you can edit Panasonic GH3 video in FCP X/7/6 smoothly.
After converting, you can follow this video to FCP (X) importing guide to load videos to FCP (X) on Mac, for more guides, you can visit FCP column.
Learn how to convert AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP, please visit this video on YouTube.
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