Freely Transfer Panasonic AG-DVX200 MTS videos to FCP 7/X

How to load Panasonic AG-DVX200 AVCHD .mts to FCP 7 and FCP X on macOS High Sierra? This article offers you a simple way to edit Panasonic MTS videos in Final Cut Pro.


Recorded an hour long clip on my Panasonic AG-DVX200 recently. When importing the AVCHD clip to FCP X, I get the error, “Import Failed” “Stream Error at: blah blah blah”.

I’ve tried a number of things:
– ClipWrap will not convert the file.
– MPEG Streamclip does not do AVCHD files.
– I was able to import first half of the file (up to the glitch) with FCPX. However, I can’t import any other selection of the second half without the same error.

Did you ever meet such issue while dealing with Panasonic DVX200 MTS videos in FCP? Well, don’t blame the Final Cut Pro, the “Import from Camera…” option works just like “Log and Transfer”. The thing is, even FCP X does not work with the Canon or Panasonic AVCHD codec. As far as I know, to solve those problems, the most important piece of the equation is that transcoding AVCHD files to Final Cut Pro native format (Apple ProRes encoded .mov is highly recommended). Along with some help from the MTS Converter for Mac, it can be done.

What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac which has Final Cut Pro native profile with five types of ProRes codecs- ProRes 422, ProRes 422(LT), ProRes 422(HQ), ProRes 422(proxy), ProRes 444. And it allows you freely change the video and audio parameters as you need. Of course, other codecs for NLEs are supplied such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere .etc. If you wanna get ProRes codec on PC, Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version is your first choice. Now download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Open Panasonic DVX200 MTS videos in Final Cut Pro

Step One: Install and run the Mac MTS to FCP Converter, you can click “Add Video” button (or “Add from folder”) to load AVCHD MTS source files from Panasonic DVX200.

Step Two: Click the “Format” bar and select Final Cut Pro> Apple PreRes 422(*.mov) as output format.

Tip: Go to “Settings” page and set proper video/ audio parameters. You can reset set the video size, bitrate and fame rate.

Step Three: Finally, tap “Convert” button to start converting Panasonic DVX200 AVCHD videos to ProRes .mov for Final Cut Pro on Mac. You can follow the conversion process from the pop-up windows.

When the conversion finished, check the generated ProRes .mov video, you will certainly be satisfied with its final video quality. It would be easier for you to edit your Panasonic AG-DVX200 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.

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Import and Edit Panasonic HC-V520 MTS videos into FCP X

Can not transfer Panasonic HC-V520 MTS videos to FCP X? This article will teach you how to edit Panasonic HC-V520 MTS files in FCP X with ProRes codec smoothly.

I have an old cmacorder Panasonic HC-V520 and wanna import the Panasonic HC-V520 recordings to FCP for editing. However, I cannot get Panasonic HC-V520 MTS to FCP directly. I have read about the need to convert AVCHD to a different format that FCP support. Searching further through forums, I have figured out a solution. If you’re in such situation, you can read on the article to learn more, which mainly shows you how to get Panasonic V520 1080 60P footage and FCP X to work beautifully.

Currently 1080/60p or 1080/50p footage is a very non-standard format and it’s unsupported in FCP 6/7 even the latest FCP X. In order to import Panasonic HC-V520 AVCHD footage into FCP X for smoothly editing, you can use 3rd-party software to re-wrap and convert 1080 60p MTS to ProRes .mov format first. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode Panasonic V520 MTS to ProRes MOV in detail.

First download Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac (Windows)

Overall, it can be used as a professional Panasonic AVCHD MTS Converter under OS X (macOS High Sierra included). With it, you can transcode Panasonic HC-V520 MTS to ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro X. Besides, more presets like Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer are provided as well. Now, download the software and follow the guide below to start conversion.

Convert Panasonic HC-V520 MTS to ProRes for FCP X

1: Launch the Mac Panasonic MTS Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the Panasonic .mts videos. You can also directly drag&drop the files into the program.

2: Go to “Format” column and choose “Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as the best codec for FCP 6/7 and FCP X on Mac.

Tip: You can click “settings” button in the main interface to customize the output video’s parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc.

3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac MTS to ProRes Converter will start transcoding Panasonic V520 MTS to Prores MOV for FCP(X) on Mac.

After the conversion, click the “Open” button to locate converted files, then load ProRes .MOV files in FCP (X). Now you can successfully and easily import HC-V520 footage to FCP X for editing with best quality.

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Panasonic HC-V770 MTS no sound in FCP X-Fixed

No audio output while importing Panasonic HC-V770 MTS clips to FCP X? This article will teach you how to freely edit Panasonic HC-V770 MTS videos in FCP X.

After upgrading to macOS High Sierra, recently Final Cut has stopped playing audio within MTS files, though it can be played well in QuickTime, VLC, etc. I saw a lot of users encountered such issues like me while importing MTS files to FCP.

“Hi. Please whenever I import my footage from Pansonic HC-V770 MTS to FCP X for editing, all i get is the video, no video at all. Even when i try to play it from monitor source, still no audio. But when i import to CS4, CS5 I get audio. Please help”

I have solved the issue, there was some kind of audio app called Perian running in the System Preferences which was causing issues with Final Cut audio. I am still experiencing instability with the program, but at least the audio now works as before. If you have Perian installed try disabling it in System Preferences/Perian. Also, uncheck the box to automatically update the program.

Next open Final Cut, Click Final Cut Pro in the menu bar and select Preferences.
Select General, Audio Units and click Validate on next Launch.
Quit Final Cut, re-open and try to import your footage. After doing this, it worked for me.

If you still can not get the audio output, you’d better get a third party program to encode Panasonic HC-V770 MTS to ProRes for FCP X editing. What I am recommended is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac.

With it, you can easily transcode Panasonic HC-V770 AVCHD to Apple ProRes 422, ProRes 4444 for Final Cut Pro on Mac within few clicks. Besides Apple ProRes codec, it also offers optimized codecs for other NLEs such as MPEG-2 for Premiere, DNxHD for Avid, AIC for iMovie and more. If you are a PC user, pls turn to Brorsoft MTSConverter windows version. Now, download the software on computer and follow the guide below to start conversion.

How to Edit  Panasonic HC-V770 MTS files in FCP X

Step 1: Download, install and launch the best Panasonic MTS to ProRes Converter to import your .mts/.m2ts footages to it.

Step 2: Click format bar to choose “Apple ProRes” codec for AVCHD videos. You are provided with five Apple ProRes options listed as below. You can choose a proper one that fit your needs best according to the main difference of the five ProRes codecs. You’re recommended to choose “Final Cut Pro -> Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”, it’s best for FCP editing.

Step 3: You can click settings button in the main interface to adjust the output parameters, such as resolution, frame rate, etc, customize the parameters as you want.

Step 4: Hit “Convert” button to start transcoding Panasonic HC-V770 MTS to Apple ProRes codec on Mac OS X. This conversion process will finish soon. Afterwards, click the “Open” button to locate the output files and import to FCP X/7/6.

In this way, you can easily import and edit your Panasonic HC-V770 AVCHD video files in Final Cut Pro X/7/6 with ProRes codec smoothly.

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