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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