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jacknjchn Jul 30, 2012 03:17 AM

Transfer Panasonic X800 AVCHD Footages to FCP for editing on Mac OS X

Panasonic HC-X800 is one of the latest 3MOS camcorders. The camcorder encompasses 3 x CMOS sensors (ful 1080p capture) for near professional footage and a 12 x optical Leica Dicomar zoom lens. Blur free hand held images aided by the inclusion of the Hybrid OIS (optical stabiliser). The Panasonic X800 also features a high resolution 3.0″ LCD 460K-dot, AVCHD recording and a fantastic 16 Megapixel still image recording. The HC-X800 Black has dimensions of 63 x 68 x 134 mm, weighs 345g, and SDHC / SDXC memory cards compatibility. Storage of approx. 80mins of footage on a 16GB SDHC card. The HC-X800 HD camera stores videos in .mts format with MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression.

Final Cut Pro is most popular Video Editing Software now, but it can't Log and Transfer 1080/60p (50p) Full-HD recordings from X800. If you want to import X800 AVCHD footages to FCP for editing, you have to transcode AVCHD to the most friendly video codec- Apple ProRes for FCP. Thus you need to download and install a top and professional AVCHD to ProRes Converter for FCP without any rendering. Brorsoft's MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, which is great in [b][url=***********]transcoding AVCHD to ProRes 422[/url][/b] with original video quality at fast conversion speed and highly recommended by Mac users and proved to be compatible with the new Mac OS X Mountain Lion, can totally meet up with the two points.

[b]Guide & Tips: How to import AVCHD footages to Final Cut Pro[/b]


Step 1: Launch the free trial version of [b][url=***********]MTS to FCP Converter[/url][/b] on Mac, connect your Panasonic HC-X800 camcorder to Mac or insert the SD card, and load the AVCHD files in CAM_SD --> PRIVATE --> AVCHD --> BDMV --> STREAM.

Tip: If you click the button for importing from folder, please click STREAM and then Choose it, then all the files in the foler will be added to the MTS Converter.

Step 2: Click Format box and you will get five Apple ProRes options in Final Cut Pro. If you attach great importance to quality, “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” will be your favorite options. But if you want to get a smaller MOV files for easy importing and exporting, please choose “Apple ProRes 422 (LT) (*.mov)” instead. Besides, the “Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) (*.mov)” format offers file size at SD levels and is recommended for 480i/p and 576i/p shootings.


Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters in Profile Settings, where you can get by clicking Settings on the main interface.

Tip: For FCP users, 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps as video bitrate and pcm-s16le as audio codec are the most suitable settings.

Step 4: Click the arrow button and start converting X800 1080 60p MTS to FCP immediately.

[b]Other features of the Mac MTS Converter:[/b]
1. Joining files: Tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
2. Preview: Double click on the file and you can get a preview on the converter.
3. Auto shutdown: Click Option and tick the box “Shut down the computer after conversion” before conversion starts.
4. 3D conversion. The Red-Blue/Red-Green 3D conversions are supported.
5. Crop: Edit --> Crop and you can get the imported videos cropped as you want.

After the MTS to ProRes conversion is 100% completed, you can easily put and [b][url=***********]edit Panasonic HC-X800 recordins in Final Cut Pro[/url][/b] without any rendering. In addition, the versatile Mac AVCHD Converter is also effective in getting MTS/M2TS files editable in iMovie, Final Cut Express, Avid Composer Media, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.

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