Open Panasonic HC-V180 MTS videos in Final Cut Pro

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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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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