Workflow Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 MTS to FCP 6/7/X on Mac

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Workflow Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 MTS to FCP 6/7/X on Mac

Postby stevenjoen » Mon Feb 25, 2013 4:35 pm

With the optical zoom of 24x and the digital zoom of 4x, the versatile Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 is well-suited for difficult-to-get nature shots. The panorama mode on the point and shoot digital camera is a good choice for obtaining a landscape photo or a shot of a large group of people. The Panasonic Lumix 12.1 MP digital camera is a fast camera with the continuous shooting speed of 12 fps. The integrated storage capacity of 70 MB found in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 can be upgraded with SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards. This reliable point and shoot digital camera is also capable of recording videos with the maximum resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. In addition, the video recording speed is either 120 fps (HD) or 240 fps (VGA). All the recorded content can be viewed on the camera’s 3-inch LCD screen. The Panasonic Lumix 12.1 MP digital camera measures 4.3 inches deep by 3.4 inches high by 4.9 inches wide, and it weighs 18.9 oz.

With the Panasonic DMC-FZ200, you can easily get full HD videos as you want, but bad news is currently the Panasonic 1080 50p/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 1080p 50/60 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 H.264 codec MOV format, so the best method to solve Panasonic DMC-FZ200 AVCHD and FCP 6/7/X incompatible problem is to convert the DMC-FZ200 1080 50p/60p AVCHD footage to H.264 MOV for editing in Final Cut Pro. AVCHD to H.264 MOV Converter is an easy-to-use tool for you. It can help you convert AVCHD 60P files to h.264 MOV format with 30p frame rate for easy editing in Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.

Guide: Get Panasonic DMC-FZ200 1080p 50/60 AVCHD files to FCP 6/7/X import help on Mac

Step 1: Install and launch this Firstarsoft MTS Converter for Mac. Import your Lumix DMC-FZ200 footages to the application. Merge several AVCHD clips by ticking “Merge” box.

Step 2: Click “Format” bar to choose the output format. Click and choose “General Video > MOV – QuickTime(*.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 50p/60p AVCHD .MTS to H.264 MOV for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X 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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