Looking for a simple way to edit Panasonic HC-V180 MTS videos in Final Cut Pro? This article will teach you how to do. Keep reading.
Final Cut Pro updated to X is designed to work with a wide range of video devices, including professional video cameras, digital still cameras, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. You can also import and edit footage from a variety of 360° cameras. But it is still not stable on supporting MTS videos on Panasonic HC-V180. How to import Panasonic HC-V180 AVCHD files to FCP? the best way is to convert Panasonic HC-V180 AVCHD MTS video to FCP natively supported codec or format.
From Final Cut Pro product page, you will find that Apple ProRes codec MOV format is native editing codec for FCP, with this editing codec and format, you won’t have any importing or editing problems. So there are a lot of users choose to use Apple ProRes codec for editing, especially AVCHD camcorder users.
What I used is Brorsoft MTS Converter for Mac which is one of the best AVCHD MTS converter on the market. There are many optimized formats in the software, for example, it has native output formats Apple ProRes codec for FCP X, DNxHD codec for Avid Media Composer, AIC codec for iMovie, etc. it can also convert AVCHD MTS files to Android tablets, Android smartphones, iPhone, iPad, HDTVs, etc. If you are a PC user and wanna get ProRes codec on Windows, here Brorsoft MTS Converter Windows version is your first choice. Now, let’s start conversion.
How to Import Panasonic HC-V180 MTS to FCP
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 HC-V180.
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 HC-V180 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 HC-V180 AVCHD files in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7.
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