This article will discuss how to import and edit Panasonic Lumix GH2 MTS videos to FCP without plugin.
I had an old camera-Panasonic Lumix GH2, almost 6 years. As far as I know, it captured videos in MTS format. It has been at least 6 years since I have imported Panasonic Lumix GH2 MTS videos to FCP for editing. Today, I tried to transfer the MTS videos into FCP X, the FCP X crashed. My question is – what do I need to do with the video from Panasonic GH2 to FCP X editing?
As far as I know, the editing process should be simple if you get a third party program to encode Panasonic GH2 MTS files to ProRes in advance. There are a lot of programs online for you to choose like MPEG StreamClip, Handbrake .etc. After testing, I finally chose Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac (macOS High Sierra included).
The program can easily and quickly rewrap/transcode Panasonic mts to ProRes .mov ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with FCP. Besides FCP, it also can help you convert MTS videos from Canon/Sony/JVC .etc to other codecs for editing in NLEs, such as AIC for iMovie, DNxHD for Avid, MPEG-2 for Premiere and so on. Now download it on computer and follow the step-by-step tutorial below to figure out Panasonic MTS/M2TS Final Cut Pro problem.
By the way, its Windows version also offers ProRes codec.
How to Convert Panasonic Lumix GH2 AVCHD to ProRes for FCP
1: Launch the Mac Panasonic MTS Converter, and click the “Add” button to load the Panasonic GH2 .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.