Panasonic HC-X920 and FCP 7-Transcode Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 7 Mac
Panasonic HC-X920- Panasonic’s latest flagship HD camcorder Key Features:
3 x 1/2.3in BSI CMOS with 12.76Mpixels; 1080/50p AVCHD 2.0 format at up to 28Mbits/sec; Lens ring controlling focus, shutter, iris and white balance; WiFi control and viewing; Single SDXC card slot.
●Class-leading image quality
●Manual controls including lens focus ring
●Extensive new WiFi features
●Optional 3D just as limited as previous flagship model
Video format options haven’t changed since the previous version, but this generation had already moved up to AVCHD 2.0. So the top quality mode offers 1080p Full HD at 50 frames per second, with a data rate of 28Mbits/sec. It’s also possible to shoot video in iFrame mode, which uses a standard MP4 format and a resolution of 960 x 540.
However, the output 1080 60p or 50p AVCHD movies cannot be supported by some non-linear video editors like the common tool FCP 7 for Mac users, which causes unsmooth editing without rendering. To get Panasonic HC-X920 footage into Final Cut Pro 7, the best method is to transcode the 1080 60p/50p footage to FCP native support format Apple ProRes 422 with an easy-to-use AVCHD MTS Converter.
Brorsoft Panasonic HC-X920 AVCHD to FCP 7 Converter is highly recommended for transcoding AVCHD mts/m2ts files. It provides the preset profile Apple ProRes profiles for FCP. And the converted files are lossless. Now, follow the guide on converting Panasonic HC-X920 1080 60p/50p AVCHD to ProRes for FCP 7 on Mac OS X step by step.
Step 1: After connecting Panasonic HC-X920 Camera to Mac, run the AVCHD Converter for Mac as the best 1080p AVCHD to FCP Converter for Mac. Click the “Add” button to load the 1080p .mts videos from Panasonic HC-X920 camera through the CAM_SD —> PRIVATE —> AVCHD —> BDMV —> STREAM.
Step 2: Click Format box and you will get five Apple ProRes options in Final Cut Pro. If you attach great importance to quality, “Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)”or “Apple ProRes 422 HQ (*.mov)” will be your favorite options.
Step 3: Adjust video and audio parameters in Profile Settings, where you can get by clicking Settings on the main interface. For FCP users, 1920*1080 as video size, 30fps(25fps for original 50p video) as frame rate and pcm-s16le as audio codec are the most suitable settings.
Step 4: Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Panasonic HC-X920 MTS converter will start converting HC-X920 MTS to ProRes 422 for FCP 7 on Mac OS X immediately.
After the MTS to ProRes conversion is 100% completed, you can easily import Panasonic HC-X920 recordings in Final Cut Pro 7 without any rendering.
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