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Old Mar 14, 2011, 11:28 PM
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Default How to Convert DMC-GH2 AVCHD to ProRes 422 HQ for Final Cut Pro 6/7

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How to Convert DMC-GH2 AVCHD to ProRes 422 HQ for Final Cut Pro 6/7
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2 has a mini dimensions : 4.88 x 3.53 x 2.98 in and it's only 392g/13.82 oz. GH2 is much smaller and lighter than many other camcorders, but it records Full-HD Movie in AVCHD Format and 24P Cinema Mode with 24Mpbs. These features Lumix GH2 is getting closer to camcorder level. So if you care about the size and want the high quality, GH2 is the best choice for you.
If you want to put the AVCHD videos from DMC-GH2 to Final Cut Pro for editing, you need to use a converting software to handle the 1080/60p and 1080/50p footage to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7. Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac is the recommended Panasonic AVCHD to ProRes converter for high quality video editing on Mac with less compressed Apple ProRes format.

Below is the fast guide for you to convert DMC-GH2 AVCHD to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7.
Step 1. Upload GH2 footage to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Use USB cable to connect GH2 to iMac/MacBook Pro, run Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac as the best 2011 AVCHD to ProRes 422 converter on Mac 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard and 10.4 Tiger. Click the "Add" button to import .mts files from camcorder to the converter.
Step 2. Choose ProRes codec with 1080 video size.
Click the "Format" option, and move mouse cursor to Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422(HQ) (*.mov) as output format. Click the "Settings" button and choose 1920*1080 from the drop-down box of video size to keep HD resolution.

Step 3. Convert Panasonic AVCHD video to MOV for FCP 6/7.
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Panasonic video converter will start converting 1080/60p and 1080/50p AVCHD footage to ProRes 422 for FCP 6/7.
After the conversion from GH2 to ProRes 422 HQ for FCP or TM700 AVCHD to ProRes 422, you can import the output .mov files to Final Cut Studio for editing.
1. If you are using Final Cut Pro 5 or lower version, ProRes is not the best format for you. However, you can choose QuickTime Movie Format > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) as output format for editing on Mac.
2. If you record videos in 1080i, you will need to deinterlace 1080i video to progressive mode for smooth playback on Mac computer. Click the Editor button and go to the Effect tab to make sure the checkbox for deinterlacing is ticked before clicking the convert button.


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